Past Seminars and Events - 2013

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September 13, 2013
10:30AM (refreshments at 10:00AM)

Nat Keohane, VP of International Climate, EDF; formerly Special Assistant to the President for Energy and Environment in the National Economic Council and Domestic Policy Council

Bio

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

"What's next for U.S. climate and energy policy?"

Abstract

Cook Campus, Rutgers University, Institute of Marine and Coastal Science , Alampi Room, 71 Dudley Road
September 11, 2013
4:45PM
William Barletta, U.S. Particle Accelerator School & Dept. of Physics, MIT and UCLA  "Future Capabilities for Accelerator based Science" Busch Campus, Rutgers University, Physics Lecture Hall
September 12, 2013
12:00PM
 Robert L. Opila, U. of Delaware

Rutgers Laboratory for Surface Modification (LSM)

"Role of Surfaces and Their Analysis in Photovoltaics"

Busch Campus, Rutgers University, Chem 260  
September 5, 2013
 12:30PM David Mitzi, IBM TJ Watson Research

Rutgers Laboratory for Surface Modification (LSM)

"Solution Processing of Inorganic Semiconductors: Opportunities for Electronics and Energy Technologies"

Busch Campus, Rutgers University, Chem 260 
August  21-24,2013  Program Details
 Register International Conference on Duckweed Research and Applications Cook Campus, Rutgers University, Foran Hall, Rooms 138A & 138B 
July 29, 2013
 10:00AM Department of Environmental Sciences Ph.D. Dissertation Defense Candidate: Ariel Martin  "Development of a Decision Support System (DSS) for Power Management of a Distributed Generator" Cook Campus, Rutgers University, ENRB Room 223
July 19, 2013  1:00Pp-2:00PM Yifan He, DAFRE Graduate Student, Rutgers University

MS Thesis Defense

"Impact of Flexible-Fuel Vehicles on Brazil's Fuel Markets"

 Cook Campus, Cook Office Building, Room 118, 55 Dudley Road
July 10, 2013
 11:00AM-12:30PM  Details and Registration

“Nanofabrication Lecture Series” Lunch & Learn

New Technologies in Nanofabrication

Co-Hosted by Rutgers (ORA and MERL) and Carl Zeiss 

Busch Campus, Rutgers University, Busch Campus Center, Center Hall
July 1, 2013
 Deadline for Registration
 Details and Registration
International Conference on Duckweed Research and Applications Cook Campus, Rutgers University, Foran Hall, Rooms 138A & 138B
June 19, 2013
11:00AM
 
David Ming, Fuels-IGERT Visiting International Student Scholar Prof. Ben Glasser’s lab, Chemical & Biochemical Engineering Graduate Student in Chemical Engineering University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
 "Optimizing chemical reactors for sustainable energy and fuels production using “Attainable Regions” Cook Campus, Rutgers University, Foran Hall, Room 138-B
May 23-29, 2013
 

Project Move Out:

Free bulk waste recycling for RU students living in New Brunswick REGISTER UNTIL MAY 22 at ruoffcampus.rutgers.edu/projectmoveout for curbside pickup MAY 23-29. 

For more information, call 848-445-2297 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  
May 21, 2013
 8:30AM-3:45PM  

Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education

 "Alternative Energy for Water and Wastewater Operations" (course will present information on the materials and devices used in alternative energy systems, conversion, storage and generation)

New Brunswick Campus, TBD
May 9, 2013
 8:00AM-1:30PM  • Gil Sperling, senior advisor, U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. • The Honorable Joseph Fiordaliso, commissioner, New Jersey Board of Public Utilities.

Honeywell's Energy Day Event

Seating is limited, so please RSVP at your earliest convenience. 

Questions: Please email Cathy Foote or call (856) 596-4901. 

Busch Campus, Rutgers University 
May 7, 2013
8:30AM-4:00PM

Rutgers Energy Institute (REI) Symposium

Speakers: Steven Chu (former Secretary U.S. Department of Energy), Al Darzins (Research & Development Director, Gas Technology Institute), Steve Corneli (Senior Vice President, Sustainability, Policy and Strategy, NRG Energy, Inc.), Thomas Dietz (Professor of Sociology and Environmental Science and Policy, Assistant Vice President for Environmental Research, Michigan State University), and Cynthia Warner (Chairman and CEO, Sapphire Energy Inc.)

Eighth 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 1, 2013
11:00AM
John Clark Lagarias, Professor of Biochemistry, University of California at Davis  "Understanding the Response to Light in Algae and Plants: Anticipating the Dawn and Light Sensing with Bilins"
Cook Campus, Rutgers University, Institute of Marine and Coastal Science , Alampi Room, 71 Dudley Road 
May 1, 2013 8:30AM-5:00PM 

Register

RU Students and Faculty can attend for free (lunch not included)

The Innovative Energy and Environmental Technology Workgroup and The Rutgers EcoComplex Alternative Energy Innovation Center

"Alternative Transportation Fuels Workshop"  

Rutgers EcoComplex , 1200 Florence Columbus Rd, Bordentown, NJ 
April 26, 2013
10:30AM (refreshments at 10:00AM)
Harry de Gorter, Associate Professor Department of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University

Rutgers Energy Institute and Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics

"The Effects of Biofuels Policies on the level and Volatility of Food Grain & Oilseed prices"

Cook Campus, Rutgers University, Institute of Marine and Coastal Science , Alampi Room, 71 Dudley Road
April 25, 2013  11:00AM Paul Skillicorn Agriquatics, Austin TX

Rutgers -NSF IGERT Project

"Meeting twin objectives: Treating wastewater to a potable standard while producing duckweed biomass for renewable bioproducts." 

Cook Campus, Rutgers University, Foran Hall, room 138B
April 24, 2013
10:20AM
Dr. Chao Wang,  John Hopkins University
"Advanced Catalysts with the Nanoscale Architectures Tailored for Electrochemical Energy Conversion" Busch Campus, Rutgers University, Biomedical Engineering Building, Room 116 

April 23

-24, 2013

 1:30PM-5:30PM

 8:15AM-3:15PM

 Register NJ Sustainability Professionals' Summit: Visioning for Accelerated Impact

Princeton University (see agenda for locations)

Starting at Carl Fields Center, Multi-purpose room

April 22, 2013

EARTH DAY

6:00PM and

9:30PM

Earth Day Film Festival

Students for Environmental Awareness and Center for Climate and Society

Film Festival:

6:00 p.m. "Thin Ice"

Panel and Dinner

8:00 p.m. "Switch" 

Douglass Campus, Rutgers University, Douglass Campus Center, Trayes Hall

April 22, 2013

EARTH DAY

 3:30PM

Refreshments provided

 MikeTidwell

Center for Climate and Society

"Mike Tidwell: Extreme Energy and Extreme Weather"

Cook Campus, Rutgers University, Cook Campus Center, Multipurpose room C
April 19, 2013

10:00AM-12:30PM

To RSVP for this event please contact Marcia Hannigan at 848-932-2828 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Ralph A. LaRossa, President and COO of PSE&G

R/ECON Spring 2013 Conference

Superstorm Sandy: Unanticipated Realities and Post-Surge Responses

Rutgers University, Special Events Forum, Civic Square Building, 33 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ
April 19, 2013
 12:30PM Alison LaBonte, Wind and Water Power Program,  U.S. Department of Energy

Rutgers Energy Institute

“Marine and Hydrokinetic Technologies: The Resource Potential, Device Performance, and Research Opportunities”

Edward J. Bloustein School, Rutgers University, 33 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ  room 170
April 12, 2013
10:30AM (refreshments at 10:00AM)
Kate Calvin, Research Economist, Integrated Modeling & Energy Scientist, Pacific Northwest National Lab.

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

“Quantifying the impacts of climate change: an analysis using the GCAM integrated assessment model” 

Cook Campus, Rutgers University, Institute of Marine and Coastal Science , Alampi Room, 71 Dudley Road  
April 10, 2013
8:45AM-9:45AM (Light Breakfast 8:30AM)  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.  

A Conversation with the REI: Come to learn and share ideas. Topics to be focused on will be:

Rutgers Solar-to-Vehicle (S2V) Project:  learn about electric vehicle charging project in conjuction with Livingston solar parking canopy

Should the Rutgers endowment stop investing in fossil fuel companies?

Busch Campus, Rutgers University, The COVE at Busch Campus Center
March 27, 2013
3:30PM  Professor Xiaolin Zheng, Stanford University  

Rutgers Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE)

"Combustion and Nanotechnology" 

Busch Campus,Rutgers University, Fiber Optics Auditorium  
March 19-20, 2013 8:30AM - 5:00PM

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

Register

Rutgers University Division of Continuing Studies and Bloustein School

Professional short course: "In-depth Introduction to Electricity Markets"

Edward J. Bloustein School, 33 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ
March 15, 2013
2:30PM (Refreshments at 2:15PM) Uta Krogmann, Extension Specialist in Solid Waste Mgmt., Department of Environmental Sciences, Rutgers University 

Rutgers Department of Environmental Science

"Relative Importance of Electricity Sources and Construction Practices in Residential Buildings: A Swiss-U.S. Comparison of Life-Cycle Impacts"

Cook Campus, Rutgers University, Environmental & Natural Resource Sciences Bldg. 14 College Farm Road
March 13, 2013
3:30PM
Brian Reilly, Senior VP, Bechtel Nuclear Power

Rutgers Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE)  

"Next Generation of Nuclear Power - Small Modular Reactors" 

Busch Campus,Rutgers University, Fiber Optics Auditorium 
March 6, 2013
3:30PM
Jackie Li, City College of New York

Rutgers Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE)

"High k Nanodielectric Composites for Energy Storage Applications"

Busch Campus,Rutgers University, Fiber Optics Auditorium
March 6, 2013
10:30AM Chris Avery, AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow working in the Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy in the U.S. Department of Energy

Rutgers Environmental Sciences Graduate Student Association

"Engaging Scientists in Science Policy"  

Cook Campus, Rutgers University, Institute of Marine and Coastal Science, Alampi Room, 71 Dudley Road
March 5, 2013 11:45AM Maryam Abazari, School of Engineering and· Applied Sciences, Harvard University GE Global Research, Niskayuna, NY

Rutgers Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE)

"Solid-oxide Fuel Cells"

Busch Campus, Rutgers University, McLaren Center for Ceramic Research , CCR201
February 28, 2013
12Noon Howard Katz, Johns Hopkins University

Rutgers of Department of Materials Science and Engineering

"Design, Synthesis, and Static Charge Tuning of Organic Semiconductors for Sensing and Energetics"

Busch Campus, Rutgers University,  Chem 260
February 28, 2013 10:00AM-12Noon

Arne Jacobson, Associate Professor, Environmental Resources Engineering Co-Director of the Schatz Energy Research Center, Humboldt State University

ARNE JACOBSON BIO

Flyer

Technologies Without Borders: Technologies Across Borders - Citizenship and Social Responsibility

"A Different Path for Societal Development? Decentralized Energy Technologies in Developing Nations"

Abstract

Sponsored by Department of Human Ecology, Rutgers Energy Institute and Initiative on Climate and Society 

Cook Campus, Rutgers University, Institute of Marine and Coastal Science, Alampi Room, 71 Dudley Road
February 27, 2013

5:00PM

A reception will follow the lecture. Please RSVP by Tuesday, February 19 to Amy Cobb by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone to 848-932-2733. 

Ralph Buehler, Assistant Professor of Urban Affairs and Planning, Faculty Fellow with the Metropolitan Institute, Virginia Tech

Bloustein School’s annual Isadore Candeub Memorial Lecture in Planning: 

“Making Urban Transport Sustainable: Comparison of Germany and the U.S.”

Special Events Forum, Civic Square Building, 33 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick
February 27, 2013

8:45AM-9:45AM

(Light Breakfast 8:30AM)

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.  

A Conversation with the REI: Come to learn and share ideas. Topics to be focused on will be:

Sustainable Fuels IGERT and Nanotechnology for Clean Energy IGERT (Integrative Graduate Education Research Traineeship). Learn about interdisciplinary, multi-university (Princeton and Rutgers) graduate fellowship program focusing on the development of clean, renewable, and sustainable fuels and nanoscale energy technology.

Busch Campus, Rutgers University, The COVE at Busch Campus Center
February 23, 2013
8:30AM-3:34PM

Workshop Organizers: Daniel Bienstock, Columbia University Michael Chertkov, Los Alamos National Lab

Program

Click here to Register

DIMACS/CCICADA Workshop on Cascading Failures of Power Transmission Systems: Models and Algorithms

Presented under the auspices of the Special Focus on Energy and Algorithms and The Command, Control, and Interoperability Center for Advanced Data Analysis (CCICADA).  

Busch Campus, Rutgers University, DIMACS Center, CoRE Building
February 23, 2013
9:00AM-4:00PM   Fourth Annual NJ Bike-Walk Coalition Summit Civic Square Building, 33 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick
February 20-22, 2013

8:30AM-4:30PM

See Program for details

Workshop Organizers: Daniel Bienstock, Columbia University and Steven Low, Caltech 

Click here to Register

DIMACS Workshop on Energy Infrastructure: Designing for Stability and Resilience

Presented under the auspices of the Special Focus on Energy and Algorithms.  

Busch Campus, Rutgers University, DIMACS Center, CoRE Building
February 19, 2013
11:00AM Timothy Mitchell, Columbia University

RCHA Tuesday Morning Seminar Series: 

“Carbon Democracy: Sources of Energy and the Sources of Politics”

College Ave Campus, Rutgers University, RCHA Seminar Room, 88 College Avenue 
February 15, 2013
2:30PM CRISTINA L. ARCHER,  ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR COLLEGE OF EARTH. OCEAN, AND ENVIRONMENT UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE  

Department of Environmental Sciences

"Why Wind Energy?"

 

Cook Campus, Rutgers University, Environmental & Natural Resource Sciences Bldg. 14 College Farm Road, New Brunswick
February 13, 2013
12Noon
Susan Brantley, Director EESI, Penn State

Rutgers Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences and Rutgers Energy Institute

"Hydraulic Fracturing of Shales and Water Quality"

Busch Campus, Rutgers University, Wright Lab Auditorium
February 13, 2013
9:00AM-3:30PM
OPEN to the public, FREE to attend but registration is required
Rutgers ORA Research Technologies Expo (RORTE-2013)   Busch Campus, Rutgers University, Busch Campus Center  
February 13, 2013
2:00PM
Tuo Shi, Ph.D., Senior Scientist, Sapphire Energy Inc.

Rutgers Energy Institute:  

"Algal Genomics and Next Generation Sequencing Tools: Applications in Algae Biofuels Industry"

Cook Campus, Rutgers University, Foran Hall, Room 138A
February 12, 2013
2:00PM
Christopher Yohn, Ph.D.,Associate Director, Trait Discovery Sapphire Energy Inc.  

Rutgers Energy Institute: 

“Algae biofuel: some challenges from lab and field” 

Cook Campus, Rutgers University, Institute of Marine and Coastal Science, Alampi Room, 71 Dudley Road
February  8, 2013
 10:30AM (Refreshments at 10:00am)
Inês Lima Azevedo,  Assistant Research Professor, Dept. of Engineering and Public Policy; Executive Director, Center for Climate and Energy Decision-Making, Carnegie Mellon University

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

“Trade-offs in Climate Mitigation Strategies: Assessing the Regional Variations in the Health, Environmental, and Climate Benefits of Wind and Solar Generation across the United States”

Cook Campus, Rutgers University, Institute of Marine and Coastal Science , Alampi Room, 71 Dudley Road
February 8, 2013 12:30PM-1:30PM
Tom Richard, Department of Agricultural & Biological Engineering, Penn State University  

Plant Biology Seminar Series

“Diversity Just in Time: Winter Crops as Energy Crops”

Cook Campus, Rutgers University, Foran Hall,  Room 138A
February 7, 2013
11:00AM
Hojong Kim, Research Assistant, MIT

Rutgers Dept. Materials Science and Engineering

 "Electrochemical Tools in Materials Research: From Fundamentals to Applications"

Busch Campus, Rutgers University, McLaren Center for Ceramic Research , CCR201
February 6, 2013
10:00AM
Jason Stauth, Dartmouth College  

Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE)

"Photovoltaic Energy: A Circuits and Systems Perspective"

Busch Campus, Rutgers Univeristy, CoRE Building first floor auditorium
February 4, 2013
4:00PM
Yang Fang, Chengdu Institute of Biology Chinese Academy of Sciences, Sichuan, China  “Strains preservation and resource management of duckweed collection”  Cook Campus, Rutgers University, Foran Hall, Room 138B
Janurary 30, 2013
9:00am-4:30PM Instructors include: Charlie Bartsch, USEPA - OSWER Michael Deely, NJDEP Ruth Foster, NJDEP Scott Hunter, Board of Public Utilities Margie Piliere, NJ Economic Development Authority Frank Pinto, NJDEP Frank Scangarella, NJ Environmental Infrastructure Trust George Vallone, Hoboken Brownstone Company

Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education

Environmental Funding: one-day seminar will introduce strategies to fund environmental remediation, economic development and renewable energy projects.

For the General Public

Register

New Brunswick Campus, TBD
January 28, 2013
2:00PM-3:30PM
Mary Wheeler,  Ernest and Virginia Cockrell Chair -Dept. of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, and Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering; Director of the Center for Subsurface Modeling at the Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin

RDI2 Distinguished Seminar:

"Computational Environment for Multiscale Multiphysics Subsurface Energy and Environmental Problems"  

Busch Campus, Rutgers University, Computing Research and Education (CoRE) Building, Room 701

Event Cancelled

January 25, 2013

 2:30PM

(Refreshments at 2:15PM)

Uta Krogmann, Extension Specialist in Solid Waste Mgmt., Department of Environmental Sciences, Rutgers University.

Rutgers Department of Environmental Science

"Relative Importance of Electricity Sources and Construction Practices in Residential Buildings: A Swiss-U.S. Comparison of Life-Cycle Impacts"

Cook Camp us, Rutgers University, Environmental & Natural Resource Sciences Bldg. 14 College Farm Road, New Brunswick

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