The USC Smart Energy Summit
January 27, 2012
University of Southern California
The Smart Energy Summit is aimed at developing an understanding of future possible research directions and opportunities. Slides presented are also vailable and incorporated into a workshop proceedings document available here.
Video of the presentations is available here.
Agenda and speaker biographies:
8:50am Welcome and remarks from Dean of Engineering, Dean Yortsos
9:00am Rich Carlin (ONR), Fuel Cells: Thermodynamic Engine to a Sustainable Energy Future
9:30am Khalil Amine (ANL), Advanced High Energy and High Power Battery Systems for Automotive Applications
10:00am Martin Gundersen (USC) and Dan Singleton, Transient Plasma Applications
10:30am Coffee break
11:00am Bedros Afeyen (Polymath Research Inc.), Controlling Plasma Instabilities: A Multidisciplinary Approach
11:30am Keith Bradley (ANL), Nuclear Energy: Where do we go from here?
12:00pm Roger Ghanem (USC), Challenges and Opportunities in being Predictive for Complex Interacting Systems
12:30pm Lunch (sandwiches and salads provided)
1:30pm Habib Najm (Sandia NL), Analysis and Reduction of Power Grid Models under Uncertainty
2:00pm Zhifeng Ren (Boston College), Electron and Phonon Engineering in Nanostructured Thermoelectric Materials
2:30pm Mike Campbell (Logos Tech), Perspectives and Opportunities for Renewable Energy and National Security
3:00pm Coffee break
3:30pm Commercial opportunities