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2011 Kentucky Statewide Workshop: Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency
March 13-15, 2011
Kentucky International Convention Center
On March 13-15, 2011, international scientists and policy makers gathered in beautiful downtown Louisville with top researchers from Kentucky universities and industries to discuss the latest developments and challenges in renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. If you missed the conference, now you can experience all of the content delivered right here. Discover current research and hear plans for commercialization of various renewable energy innovations in Kentucky.
Download 2011 Program booklet (4mb PDF)
This workshop highlights five themes:
|PLENARY SESSION (Session Chair: M.K. Sunkara)|
|13 min.||Dr. James Ramsey, President, University of Louisville|
|28 min.||Dr. Len Peters, Cabinet Secretary for Energy, Commonwealth of Kentucky|
|42 min.||Mr. Gil Sperling, Senior Advisor, EERE Policy and Programs|
|SOLAR ENERGY SESSION (Chairs: T. Druffel, UofL and H. Rathnayake, WKU)|
|28 min.||Ed Etzkorn, DOE Solar Energy Technologies Program|
"The sunshot initiative: winning the solar energy race"
|40 min.||Craig Grimes, Photonic Fuels LLC (Penn State)|
"Application of self-assembled 1-D TiO2 nanotube/wire arrays to photovoltaics and photonic fuels"
|24 min.||Andreas Hauer, Bavarian National Lab, Germany|
"Solar district heating - a technology for the future"
|41 min.||Cyrus Wadia, Lawrence Berkley National Lab, CA|
"Using Earth Abundant Minerals for New Research Pathways in Solar PV and Battery Storage"
|BIOFUELS SESSION (Chairs: B. Pratt, E.K.U; P. Ratnasamy, UofL)|
|32 min.||Erin Webb, Oak Ridge National Lab, Environmental Sciences|
"Advancing the biomass supply chain"
|28 min.||Masood Hadi, Sandia National Lab, Biomass Science and Conversion, |
"Second generation biofuel: Analytical tools, automation challenges and deconstruction strategies"
|37 min.||Wayne Turbeville, Sud-Chemie|
"Bio refinery concept"
|37 min.||Ray Smith, University of Kentucky|
"Growing switchgrass in Kentucky for electricity production"
|ADVANCED ENERGY MATERIALS SESSION (Chairs: S. Rankin, UK and J. Jasinski, UofL)||49 min. ||Michael Hu, Oak Ridge National Lab|
"Engineering chemical processes and nanomaterials for energy applications"
|31 min. ||Yunfeng Lu, UCLA, Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Eng.|
"High performance electric energy storage materials based on inter twined CNT/V2O5 nanowire nanocomposites"
|ENERGY EFFICIENCY SESSION (Chairs: K. Krogman, Svaya; D. Huff, LG&E)||38 min. ||Rajeev Ram, ARPA-E|
"Investing in transformational research & development for energy efficiency"
|34 min. ||Vladimir Bulovic, MIT, Prof. of Electrical Eng.|
"Nano-structured light sources"
|28 min. ||Andre Desjarlais, Building Envelope Research, ORNL|
"Energy efficiency in the buildings sector"
|ENERGY STORAGE (Chairs: G.Sumanasekera, UofL; H. Toufar, SudChemie)||44 min. ||Andreas Hauer, Bavarian National Laboratory, Germany|
"Sorption storage for an energy efficient dishwasher
|43 min. ||Trung van Nguen, University of Kansas (ex- Program Manager, NSF)|
"Materials and systems challenges in electrical energy storage"
|35 min. ||Y.T. Cheng, University of Kentucky |
"Towards an understanding of diffusion-induced-stresses and fracture in lithium ion battery electrodes"
LUNCH PANEL - COMMERCIALIZATION CHALLENGES FOR KY (video coming soon)
(Moderated by Thad Druffel, UofL)
Jon Wagner, VP for Fuel Cell Technologies Sud Chemie
Venkat Venkatakrishnan, Technlgy R&D Director, GE Consumer Products
David Brown Kinloch, President/CEO, Lock 7 Hydro Partners, LLC
Troy Lay, COO, Alternate Energies Kentucky
Alan Bradley, Stites & Harbison, Attys at Law
|BANQUET - MC: Andrew Marsh Asst. Dir., CCRER, UofL (video coming soon)|
|Burton Davis, Univ of Kentucky, CAER|
|Ezra Clark, UofL Chemical Engineering student|
|Tom Crawford, UofL, Dept of Chemistry|
Mahendra Sunkara (chair)
Solar: Thad Druffel, Bruce Alphenaar, Kazi Javed, Keith Walters, Hemali Rathnayake, Brian Clardy
Biomass/Biofuels: Paul Ratnasamy, Ray Smith, Bruce Pratt, Eric Berson, Shivendra Sahi, John Wright, Kristina Patterson, Wei-Ping Pan
Energy Storage: Gamini Sumanasekera, Bruce Hinds, Michael McIntyre, Kate Shanks, Helge Toufar
Energy Efficiency: David Huff, Robert Cohn, Kevin Krogman, James Fugitte, Pinar Menguc
Advanced Energy Materials: Jacek Jasinski, Tod Hastings, Uschi Graham, Eric Grulke, Vladimir Dobrokhotov, Steve Rankin
Poster Session: Gerold Willing (chair)
- University of Louisville - Conn Center for Renewable Energy Research
- University of Louisville - William Pierce, Executive Vice President for Research
- University of Kentucky Executive Vice President/Center for Applied Energy Research
- LG&E - KU
- Kentucky EPSCoR (Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research)
- Fellon McCord
- Welders Supply
- AAF International
- Forth Technologies
- Sites & Harbison, PLLC
- University of Louisville - Larry Owsley, Vice President of Business Affairs
- IMR Test Labs
- University of Louisville - Kevin Walsh, Director, Micro/Nano Technology Center
- University of Louisville - Robert Cohn, Director, ERINC (ElectroOptics & Nanotechnology)
- University of Louisville - Ken Davis, Rapid Prototyping Center
- Metals Research, Inc., Louisville, KY
- Earthwell Energy Management
- C.I. Agent Solutions
- Alternative Energies Kentucky
- Gateway Community and Technical College
- Advanced Energy Materials, LLC
- SES Technologies