Sustainability Workshop 2015

This Year's Workshop:

2015: Engineering Grid Resiliency for a Changing Climate

Schedule:

Morning Session I: Climate Impacts
(9:30-10:30 am)

Break

Morning Session II: Microgrids/ Smart Grids
(10:50-11:50 am)

Break

Afternoon Session 1: Distributed Storage
(1:00-2:00pm)

Afternoon Session II: Distributed Generation
(2:00-3:00pm)

Workshop Closing (3:00-3:30 pm)


Past Workshops:

2013: Energy Water Nexus

2012: Solar Energy

2011: Energy

2010: Water

2009: Energy

 

Engineering Grid Resiliency for a Changing Climate

 
April 22, 2015
9am - 3:30pm
Kay Boardrooms and Rotunda
Jeong H. Kim Engineering Building,
College Park, MD
 
Click on the lecture titles to download them in PDF format.

2015 Sustainability Workshop Agenda:

 
9:00-9:10

Welcome address - Darryll Pines, Dean of the A. James Clark School of Engineering; (tentative)

9:10-9:30

Workshop Overview - Eric Wachsman, Director of UMERC and William L. Crentz Centennial Chair in Energy Research

Morning Sessions

9:30-10:30

Climate Impacts

"Regional Impacts of Climate Change"
Tony Busalacchi, Director of the Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center (ESSIC) and Professor, Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science

"Resilience in a Changing Climate"
Anand Patwardhan, Professor, School of Public Policy

10:30-11:00

Morning Break, Kim Building Rotunda

11:00-12:00

Microgrid/ Smart Grid

"Reliability of Offshore Wind Devices and Impact on Grid Performance"
Aris Christou, Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering and Department of Mechanical Engineering

"Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles"
Alireza Khaligh, Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

 

12:00-1:00

Afternoon Break, Kim Building Rotunda
Light Lunch
Exhibitors

 

Afternoon Sessions

1:00-2:00

Distributed Storage

"Low-Cost Batteries with Sodium Ion and Wood Materials"
Liangbing Hu, Assistant Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering

"Designing Better Batteries at the Nanoscale"
Gary Rubloff, Director of the Maryland Nanocenter and Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering

"Sustainable Li-Ion Batteries"
Chunsheng Wang, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

2:00-3:00

Distributed Generation

Marina Leite, Assistant Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering; Institute for Research in Electronics and Applied Physics (IREAP)

"High Efficiency PV for Distributed Generation"
Jeremy Munday, Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering; IREAP

"Distributed Generation & Storage to Improve Grid Resiliency"
Eric Wachsman, Director of UMERC and William L. Crentz Centennial Chair in Energy Research

3:00-3:30

Conclusion of the workshop

Discussion of new energy and sustainability ideas.