Energy Days 2018

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Registration opens at noon.

1:00–4:00 p.m. Lightning Talks in Senate 2 and 3

  • Multi-Objective Decision Making and Decision Support Tools
  • Energy and Environmental Sustainability Laboratories (EESL)
  • Strategic Interdisciplinary Research Office (SIRO)
  • Materials Characterization Lab (MCL)
  • An overview of the Institute of CyberScience (ICS) and ICS-ACI
  • Energy 2100: A quick look at Penn State’s efforts in advancing carbon-neutral energy technologies
  • Overview of the Penn State-led DOE-NETL University Coalition for Fossil Energy Research
  • Energy Transitions
  • A Multi-disciplinary and Multi-stakeholder Framework to Evaluate Environmental Impacts of Shale Gas Production
  • Sponsored Research
  • Donation
  • Technical Training for Oil and Gas Inspectors, Regulators, and Policymakers

4:00–6:00 p.m. Poster Session Hallway outside of Presidents Hall

Posters from Energy Days are available for review online. In addition, biographies and abstracts for posters are available.

6:00–8:00 p.m. Dinner with keynote speaker Edward Mazria, Founder and CEO of Architecture 2030 in Presidents Hall

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Registration opens at 7:30 a.m.

8:00–9:00 a.m. Continental breakfast and networking session

9:00–9:10 a.m. Welcome and Introduction by Vice President for Research Neil Sharkey in Presidents Hall

9:10–10:00 a.m. President Eric J. Barron

  • Overview of Energy University
  • U.S. Council of Competitiveness
    • Suresh Sunderrajan, Associate Laboratory Director of Argonne National Laboratory’s Science and Technology Partnerships and Outreach Directorate
    • Christopher Gould, Chief Innovation and Sustainability Officer and Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy at Exelon Corporation
    • Deborah L. Wince-Smith, President & CEO of the Council on Competitiveness
  • U.N. Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Partnership Global Building Network with Penn State
    • Olga Algayerova, Executive Secretary of the UNECE
    • Scott Foster, Director of Sustainable Energy for the UNECE

10:00–10:30 a.m. Networking Break

10:30–12:30 p.m. Morning Breakout Sessions

  • Activating Distributed Energy: The Rural to Urban Network Room 211
  • Critical Materials for Power and Mineral Industries Room 220
  • Energy 2100 Room 208
  • Growing Opportunities for Renewable Natural Gas Room 219
  • Impact of Variable Environmental Factors on Energy Producing Systems Room 221
  • Leverage: Energy Room 206
  • PA Energy Horizons: PA Energy Innovation Network (Part 1) Room 206
  • The Philadelphia Navy Yard as a Living Lab for Addressing Sustainable Growth of the Modern Electric Grid Room 218

12:30–2:00 p.m. Lunch with keynote speaker, Christopher Gould in Presidents Hall

2:00–4:00 p.m. Afternoon Breakout Sessions

  • Bringing Solar Power to Communities Room 211
  • Demonstrating Energy University—Building Re-generation Room 202
  • Emerging Technologies to Create New Markets for PA Natural Gas Room 218
  • Managing Methane Emissions Room 220
  • Overcoming the Technical, Economic and Regulatory Barriers to Adoption of Distributed Energy/Microgrid Systems Room 203
  • PA Energy Horizons: Integrated Market to Research and Education (Part 2)  Room 206
  • Pennsylvania’s Next Biorefinery Room 219
  • Sensing in Harsh Environments for Energy Applications  Room 221

4:00–4:10 p.m. Break

4:10–4:30 p.m. Summary of Event and Next Steps in Presidents Hall