Past Seminars and Events 2014

Date Time Speaker Title Location
December 5, 2014 9:30AM-2:30PM Marc Fleurbaey, Robert H. Socolow, Francis Dennig, Robert Kopp, Valentina Bosetti and Eduardo Amaral Haddad.

RSVP to Caitlin Dailey: cdreyer (at) PRINCETON.EDU

Princeton Environmental Institute:

"Climate Futures Initiative Integrated Assessment Modeling Workshop"

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Princeton University, Robertson Hall
December 3, 2014 5:30PM-8:00PM Matthew Purri, Rutgers CEP Fellow, and Rutgers Former Prize Winner and Advisor MIT CEP Information Session and Think Tank Busch Campus, Rutgers University, Fiber Optics Auditorium
December 3, 2014 10:30AM (refreshments at 10:00AM) David Babson (AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow) and Zane Helsel (Specialist in Agriculture Energy, Department of Plant Biology and Pathology, Rutgers, NJAES) Rutgers Energy Institute Energy Policy Seminar Series:

"Mini-Panel: Biogas and Advanced Biofuels — the future of transportation fuels?"

Co-sponsored by New Jersey Agricultural Experiement Station, and Department of Agriculture, Food & Resource Economics

Cook Campus, Rutgers University, Marine and Coastal Science , Alampi Room, 71 Dudley Road
November 21, 2014 9:00AM - 4:30PM  

Rutgers Climate Institute:

Mid-Atlantic Regional Climate Symposium

Cook Campus, Rutgers University, Cook Campus Center
November 17, 2014 7:45PM Students for Environmental Awareness (S.E.A.) Climate Change Film Festival Showing of two films: The Island President and Disruption. A faculty panel will discuss climate change. Refreshments will be provided. Douglas Campus, Rutgers University, Trayes Hall Douglass Student Center
November 14 -16, 2014 November 14th – Opening Reception November 15th – Lecture(s) & Poster View(s) November 16th – Town Hall Discussion Register The 8th Tripartite Workshop for Sustainable Technology Innovations: Integrating Biology and Chemistry for Energy, Food Security and Medicine. Rutgers University Inn & Conference Center, 178 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick
November 14, 2014 11:30AM Register

GAIA Center:

"Opportunities to Engage with the UN at Rutgers"

College Avenue Campus, Rutgers University, GAIA Centers Conference Room, 30 College Avenue.
November 13, 2014 7:00PM Chad Watson, Project Engineer, PSE&G RU (alumnus: BS ’11, ECE; MBS ’13, Sustainability); Paul Drake, Sr. Permitting Specialist, PSE&G; Paul Morrison, Project Manager, PSE&G; Andrew Powers, Program Manager, PSE&G

Rutgers Professional Science Master’s Program / Masters of Business & Science:

PSE&G’s “Solar 4 All” Extension Program Integrating Solar Energy into the Electric Power Grid

Busch Campus, Rutgers University, CoRE Auditorium, 1st Floor, CoRE Building
TBD (date rescheduled for the spring term)

10:30AM

(refreshments at 10:00AM)

 

 

Jason Schwartz , Legal Director, NYU Institute for Policy Integrity

Rutgers Energy Institute Energy Policy Seminar Series: Cook Campus, Rutgers University, Institute of Marine and Coastal Science , Alampi Room, 71 Dudley Road
November 12, 2014 4:30PM Daniel Blumenthal, DOE /NNSA

2014 Douglas and Inyoung Boyd Colloquium:

"Responding to Fukushima: Applying Physics in a Field Environment"

Busch Campus, Rutgers University, Physics Lecture Hall
November 7, 2014 10:30AM (refreshments at 10:00AM) Andrew Zwicker , PPPL, Head, Science Education

Rutgers Energy Institute Energy Policy Seminar Series:

"The Physics of Politics"

Cook Campus, Rutgers University, Institute of Marine and Coastal Science , Alampi Room, 71 Dudley Road
November 5, 2014 6:00PM-9:00PM Register

Rutgers Engineering Society and the Rutgers Alumni Association:

"Fifth Annual Alternate Energy Symposium"

Busch Campus,Rutgers University, Fiber Optics Auditorium
October 30, 2014 12Noon Supratik Guha , Professor Materials Science and Engineering, Columbia University

LSM-IAMDN Seminar

"The Role of Materials Science in Energy Efficient Information Processing Systems of the Future "

Busch Campus, Rutgers University,Wright-Rieman Chemistry Laboratory, Room 260
October 29, 2014 8:45AM-9:45AM (Light Breakfast 8:30AM) Energy Cafe

The REI is sponsoring a morning Café Hour for conversation on a broad range of energy related topics. Students, faculty, and staff from a variety of disciplines will be attending and are welcome to join in.

Topics to be focused on will be: Rutgers Internships in Energy - "Food Waste to Energy Potential in NJ" presented by EcoComplex intern Selen Altiok and "Advances in Artificial Photosynthesis" presented by REI intern Kinan Tadmori

Busch Campus, Rutgers University, The COVE at Busch Campus Center
October 22, 2014 12:30PM Corey Lang, Rhode Island University

DAFRE:

"Valuation of Expectations: A Hedonic Study of Shale Gas Development, a Statewide Moratorium, and Local Resolutions"

Cook Campus, Cook Office Building, Room 118, 55 Dudley
October 21, 2014 12:00Noon- 1:30PM RSVP necessary. If you would like to participate, reply to This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it with your NAME, GRADUATE PROGRAM, YEAR OF STUDY, and DEGREE SOUGHT.

Graduate School-New Brunswick:

"Communicating Science to the Public: Distilling your Message"

Busch Campus, Rutgers University, Busch Campus Center
October 21, 2014 9:00AM - 4:45PM

Workshop[ Agenda

Register

Center for Energy, Economic and Environmental Policy (CEEEP)

"Analyzing the Costs and Benefits of Electric Utility Hardening Efforts in Response to Severe Weather - One-day Workshop"

Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University 33 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick
October 24, 2014 10:30AM (refreshments at 10:00AM) David Morrow , Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Rutgers Energy Institute Energy Policy Seminar Series:

"Climate engineering and the future of energy policy"

Cook Campus, Rutgers University, Institute of Marine and Coastal Science , Alampi Room, 71 Dudley Road
October 23, 2014 12:00Noon Stephanus Axnanda, BASF

LSM-IAMDN Seminar:

"X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS) for Surface Characterization of Alternative Energy Material Research"

Busch Campus, Rutgers University, Chemistry 260
October 17, 2014 12:30PM Gerald Dismukes, Rutgers University “Algal Solar Fuels and Biomass Production” Cook Campus, Rutgers University, Foran Hall Room 138A
October 16, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM (ET) Alex Wilson, BuildingGreen and Resilient Design Institute and Cynthia Greene, US EPA.

"Resilient Design Webinar: Transitioning Into the New Built Environment"

Register

Webinar
October 15, 2014 3:30PM Susan Trolier-McKinstry, Pennsylvania State University

MAE (Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering)

"Piezoelectric Thin Films for Mechanical Energy Harvesting"

Busch Campus,Rutgers University, Fiber Optics Auditorium
October 14, 2014 1:30PM Mark van Schilfgaarde, King's College London The Curious Electronic Properties of Hybrid Halide Perovskite Solar Cells Busch Campus, Rutgers University, Serin 385
October 8, 2014 8:30AM-12:30PM Register Faculty Industry Summit: "Creating Connections Between Higher Education and Industry" Busch Campus, Multi-Purpose Room, Busch Student Center
October 3, 2014 10:30AM (refreshments at 10:00AM) Jessika Trancik , Assistant Professor of Engineering Systems, MIT

Rutgers Energy Institute Energy Policy Seminar Series:

"Climate impacts of methane-emitting energy technologies"

Cook Campus, Rutgers University, Institute of Marine and Coastal Science , Alampi Room, 71 Dudley Road
September 25, 2014 8:45AM-9:45AM (Light Breakfast 8:30AM) Energy Cafe

The REI is sponsoring a morning Café Hour for conversation on a broad range of energy related topics. Students, faculty, and staff from a variety of disciplines will be attending and are welcome to join in.

Energy Café Topics: "What's new in solar in New Jersey"

PSE&G's Solar 4 All Extension Program (featuring RU Alumni Chad Watson '11 and '13) and Solar+Battery Storm Resilient Systems (Prof. Dunbar Birnie)

Busch Campus, Rutgers University, The COVE at Busch Campus Center
September 24, 2014 3:30PM Professor Sanjoy Banerjee, The City University of New York

Dept. Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering:

"Recent Advances in Electrochemical Energy Storage"

Busch Campus,Rutgers University, Fiber Optics Auditorium
September 23, 2014 7:00PM George Marshall, founder of the Oxford-based Climate Outreach and Information Network

A lecture and book signing - "Are Our Brains Wired to Ignore Climate Change?"

This event is open to the entire Rutgers community and the public.

Co-sponsored by Rutgers Climate Institute, Rutgers Department of Human Ecology and the Cook Campus Deans.

Cook Campus, Rutgers University, Cook Campus Center Multipurpose Room 59 Biel Road New Brunswick, NJ
September 5, 2014 3:00PM David M. Hughes, Professor, Department of Anthropology, Rutgers University

Geography Speaker Series:

"Seeing like an oil producer: abundance, carbon emissions, and graphic display"

Livingston Campus, Rutgers University, Lucy Stone Hall A-142
September 3, 2014 12:00Noon Bob Kopp, Associate Director, Rutgers Energy Institute, and Assistant Professor, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Rutgers University

EPS Colloquium(cosponsored by REI and RCI)

"The American Climate Prospectus: Economic Risks in the United States"

Busch Campus, Rutgers University, Wright Chemistry Auditorium
June 4, 2014

12:45PM - 2:30PM

This seminar will also be webcast live starting at 12:45 p.m.

Join the webcast at rff.org/live

Moderator: Carolyn Kousky, Fellow, Resources for the Future. Panelists: Andrew Castaldi, Senior Vice President and Head of Catastrophe Perils, Americas,Swiss Re; Roger Cooke, Chauncey Starr Senior Fellow, Resources for the Future; Bob Kopp, Associate Director, Rutgers Energy Institute, and Assistant Professor, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Rutgers University; Bob Litterman, Partner and Chairman, Risk Committee, Kepos Capital; Peter Nakada, Managing Director of Risk Markets, Risk Management Solutions, Inc

Resources for the Future

"Limits to Securitization: The Future of Insurance"

Resources for the Future, 1616 P St. NW, Washington, DC. First Floor Conference Center
May 6, 2014 8:30AM-2:00PM

 

Rutgers Energy Institute (REI) Symposium

 

Congressman Rush Holt, Jr. , New Jersey’s 12th District

Heather Zichal , former Deputy Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change (Barack Obama administration)

• Frank Napolitano, Managing Director and Group Head, U.S. Power & Utilities, RBC Capital Markets

Frank Felder , Rutgers University, Director of Center for Energy, Economic & Environmental Policy

• Robert H. Socolow ,Co-Director, The Carbon Mitigation Initiative; Director, Climate and Energy Challenge, Princeton Environmental Institute, Princeton University

 

Ninth Annual Rutgers Energy Symposium: This annual event enables faculty, students, staff, government officials, and community members to learn about the latest methods, processes, and initiatives being developed by energy thinkers at Rutgers, in New Jersey, and across the country.

AGENDA

Symposium will also include awards to the winners of this year's student Energy Innovation Contest.

Busch Campus,Rutgers University, Fiber Optics Auditorium
May 6, 2014 1:30PM Yuri Gartstein, University of Texas - Dallas

Dept. of Physics-CM (Physics Condensed Matter)

"Quantum-Dots-on-Silicon Hybrids: Towards Energy Transfer Based Nanostructured Photovoltaics"

Busch Campus, Rutgers University, Physics, Serin 385
May 5, 2014 10:00AM Foster A. Agblevor, USTAR Bioenergy Center, Dept. of Biological Engineering Utah State University "Fractional Catalytic Pyrolysis of Biomass for Fuels and Chemicals" Busch Campus,Rutgers University, Fiber Optics Auditorium
May 4, 2014  

New Brunswick Ciclovia

(Ciclovia means opening the streets for residents by closing them to traffic along a special route, and on a specific day, so everyone can get outside and be active in a safe, friendly environment. You can use designated city streets to walk, bike, skate, dance, stroll and play without vehicles.)

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May 2, 2014 11:00AM Deepak Rajagopal, Assistant Professor, Institute of the Environment and Sustainability and Department of Urban Planning, UCLA "Firms' behavior under environmental regulation: Evidence from Alberta's Specified Gas Emitters Regulation" Cook Campus, Rutgers Day, Cook Office Building (55 Dudley), Room 118
April 30, 2014 4:45PM Victor Yakovenko, University of Maryland "Statistical Mechanics of Money, Income, Debt, and Energy Consumption" Busch Campus, Rutgers University, Physics Lecture Hall
April 26, 2014 10:00AM-4:00PM Rutgers Day
New Brunswick and Piscataway Campuses, Rutgers University
April 25, 2014 10:30AM (refreshments at 10:00AM) Robert B. Noland, Professor and Director, Voorhees Transportation Center, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University

Rutgers Energy Institute and Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy Energy Policy Seminar Series:

"Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions in the Transportation Sector"

Cook Campus, Rutgers University, Institute of Marine and Coastal Science , Alampi Room, 71 Dudley Road
April 23-25, 2014 Workshop Program Pre-registration deadline: April 16, 2014

MPE 2013+ Workshop on Sustainable Human Environments

 

Presented under the auspices of the DIMACS Special Program: Mathematics of Planet Earth 2013+ .

DIMACS Center, CoRE Building, Rutgers University
April 23, 2014 8:15AM-5:00PM To register and view a detailed agenda New Jersey Big Data Symposium : "Partnerships in Big Data: Pathways to Transformative Innovation in New Jersey" Livingston Campus, Rutgers University, Livingston Student Center
April 23, 2014 12:00 Noon David W Titley, Rear Admiral USN (ret.) Professor of Practice in Meteorology Director, Center for Solutions to Weather and Climate Risk Penn State Department of Meteorology "Climate Change and National Security: People not Polar Bears" Cook Campus, Rutgers University, Institute of Marine and Coastal Science , Alampi Room, 71 Dudley Road
April 19, 2014 1:00PM Rutgers graduate students from the Sustainable Fuels Solutions IGERT Project talk about how various plants can be used for biofuels. Earth Day Talk - Plants as Renewable Biofuel Sources Cook Campus, Rutgers University, Holly House
April 16, 2014 12:30pm Dr. Ramin Yazdani, Air Quality Research Center, Univeristy of California at Davis "PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF AN ANAEROBIC/AEROBIC LANDFILL-BASED DIGESTER USING YARD WASTE FOR ENERGY AND COMPOST PRODUCTION" Cook Campus, Rutgers University, Environmental & Natural Resource Sciences Bldg. , Room 223
April 11, 2014 10:30AM (refreshments at 10:00AM) Elisabeth Gilmore, Assistant Professor, Energy and Environmental Policy School of Public Policy , University of Maryland

Rutgers Energy Institute and Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy Energy Policy Seminar Series:

"Expanding global nuclear energy generation capacity with small modular reactors (SMRs)"

Cook Campus, Rutgers University, Institute of Marine and Coastal Science , Alampi Room, 71 Dudley Road
April 10, 2014 12:00 Noon Gary Rubloff, University of Maryland LSM Seminar: “ALD: Enabling Nanoscale Solutions for Electrical Energy Storage” Busch Campus, Rutgers University,Wright-Rieman Chemistry Laboratory , Room 260
April 8, 2014 1:30PM X.-Y. Zhu, Columbia University
Physics-Condensed Matter: "Exciton Fission & Solar Energy Conversion Beyond The Limit" Busch Campus, Rutgers. Unversity, Serin Physics 385
March 28, 2014 9:00AM-4:00PM
  • Prof. John Silcox, Cornell University
  • Dr. Ondrej Krivanek, FRS President, Nion Corporation
  • Dr. John Notte Director, R&D, Carl Zeiss Microscopy LLC
  • Dr. J. Albert Schulz President, Ionwerks Inc

Twenty-Eighth Annual Symposium Laboratory for Surface Modification

 

ADVANCES IN NANOSCALE MATERIALS IMAGING

Busch Campus, Rutgers University, Fiber Optic Auditorium
March 25, 2014 1:30PM Vladimir Bulovic, MIT

Dept. of Physics-CM

"Printing Nano-structures for LEDs, PVs and MEMS"

Busch Campus, Rutgers University, Serin Physics Building 385
March 18-19, 2014  

Instructor: Frank Felder

Course information

Two-day Professional Short Course

"In-depth Introduction to Electricity Markets"

 
March 14, 2014 11:00AM Dr. Roman Kapuscinski, Ford Motor Company Co-Director of Tauber Institute for Global Operations and Professor of Technology and Operations University of Michigan

Dept. of Supply Chain Management and Marketing Sciences

“Price Dispersion in Electricity Auctions: Strategic Analysis and Economic Implications”

Newark Campus, Rutgers Business School, 1 Washington Park, Room 921
March 13, 2014 7:00PM Gwendolyn Keyes Fleming, Class of 1990, Chief of Staff to the Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). 2014 Zagoren Lecture: Take a Deep Breath: Maximizing the Opportunity to Shape Your Environment Douglass Campus, Rutgers University,Trayes Hall, Douglass College Center
March 7, 2014 10:30AM (refreshments at 10:00AM) Rachel Shwom, Rutgers, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Human Ecology

Rutgers Energy Institute and Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy Energy Policy Seminar Series:

"Governing Risky Technologies: The Case of Climate Engineering Strategies"

Cook Campus, Rutgers University, Institute of Marine and Coastal Science , Alampi Room, 71 Dudley Road
March 7, 2014 2:30PM Dr. Anthony Artuso, Merck (Kg) Millapore

DAFRE Seminar

"From Ambiguity to Inaction: Examining the Interplay Between Sustainable Development Theory and Climate Change Policy"

Cook Campus, Rutgers University, Room 118, 55 Dudley Road New Brunswick
March 5, 2014 10:20AM A. M. Karim, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Rutgers Dept. Chemical and Biochemical Engineering (CBE)

"Catalyst Design for the Conversion of Bioliquids to Fuels and Chemicals: Insights from in situ/operando Characterization"

Busch Campus, Rutgers University, Fiber Optic Auditorium
March 5, 2014 4:30PM Graduate Student Group

Walk Bloustein Bike Bloustein

This semester's first WB^3 meeting will discuss upcoming events and opportunities. Topics will include Rutgers Bike Fair, sweet tees, weekly rides, pedestrian safety, transportation equity, et al. All new students are welcomed!

Rutgers University, Bloustein School (BSPPP)Civic Square Building, Room 261

TO BE RESCHEDULED

 

8:45AM-9:45AM

(Light Breakfast 8:30AM)

Energy Cafe

Aseem Kapur, Department Manager, Smart Grid Implementation Group at Con Edison

Energy Cafe

The REI is sponsoring a morning Café Hour for conversation on a broad range of energy related topics. Students, faculty, and staff from a variety of disciplines will be attending and are welcome to join in.

Energy Café Topics: Smart Grid Implementation

Busch Campus, Rutgers University, The COVE at Busch Campus Center
February 28, 2014 2:30PM Gregory Kiss and Kristina Moores, Kiss & Cathcart Architects

Dept. Environmental Sciences

"The 2050 Tower"

Cook Campus, Rutgers University, ENRS Bldg, Room 223.
February 27, 2014 12:00PM E. Schiff, Syracuse University

Laboratory for Surface Modification (LSM):

"Light-Trapping in Solar Cells: to the Classical Limit and Beyond"

Busch Campus, Rutgers University, Wright-Reiman Chemistry, Chem 260
February 14, 2014 12:00Noon Rutgers Climate Lunches are open to Rutgers faculty, staff, postdocs and graduate students. Topic: Climate Change Education Douglas Campus, Douglass Campus Center, Trayes Hall A
February 8, 2014 8:00AM-5:00PM   Edward J. Bloustein School, Voorhees Transportation Center, NJ Bike and Walk Coalition: 2014 New Jersey Bike and Walk Summit College Avenue Campus, Rutgers University, Special Events Forum, Civic Square,
February 10, 2014 3:50PM Prof. Saifur Rahman, Advanced Research Institute, Virginia Tech "Open-Source Approaches to Building Energy Management" Rutgers University, 168 Civic Square Building, Bloustein School (BSPPP)
February 7, 2014

10:30AM

(refreshments at 10:00AM)

Holmes Hummel, Senior Policy Advisor in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Policy & International Affairs

Rutgers Energy Institute and Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy Energy Policy Seminar Series:

“Answering the calls of our time: Insights of interdisciplinary scholarship that can illuminate paths to action on climate change and more”

Cook Campus, Rutgers University, Institute of Marine and Coastal Science , Alampi Room, 71 Dudley Road
January 31, 2014 10:30AM (refreshments at 10:00AM) Richard York,Professor, Dept. of Sociology, University of Oregon; 2013-2014 Scholar, Institute of Advanced Studies, School of Social Sciences

Rutgers Energy Institute and Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy Energy Policy Seminar Series:

"The Challenges of Reducing Fossil Fuel Use"

Cook Campus, Rutgers University, Institute of Marine and Coastal Science , Alampi Room, 71 Dudley Road
January 29, 2014 3:15PM Z. Ren, University of Houston Rutgers Dept. Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) "Nanoscience and Nanotechnology for Efficient Energy" Busch Campus, Rutgers University, Fiber Optic Auditorium
January 28, 2014 11:00AM J. Wishart, Brookhaven National Laboratory

Rutgers Dept. Chemistry and Chemical Biology (CCB)

"Reactivity in Ionic Liquids: Radiation Chemistry and Electron Transfer"

Busch Campus, Rutgers University, Wright Rieman Auditorium

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