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2020 / 2021 Highlight Seminar Series

Upcoming Highlight Seminars

The 2020/2021 Highlight Seminars Series will be held virtually on Zoom.

The Highlight Seminars for this academic year have concluded. Please check back for the Fall 2021 line-up soon.

past seminars

May 13 - Todd Brady

Director of Global Public Affairs and Sustainability for Intel Corporation
TITLE: The Digital Carbon Footprint Is Growing, or Is It?

April 15 - Yang Shao-Horn

W.M. Keck Professor of Energy, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology
TITLE: Towards Decarbonizing Chemicals and Fuels

March 25 - Chinedum Osuji

Eduardo D. Glandt Presidential Professor, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at University of Pennsylvania
TITLE: Applications of nanocomposites and functional polymers for clean energy and water generation

December 3 - Robert Lempert

Principal researcher at the RAND Corporation
TITLE: Climate change and deep uncertainty – Can we manage the risks without knowing what they are?

November 19 - Dennis Whyte

Director, Plasma Science and Fusion Center Hitachi America Professor of Engineering
TITLE: Accelerating Fusion Energy’s Development Through Innovation

October 15 - Adam Wierman

Professor of Computing and Mathematical Sciences; Executive Officer for Computing and Mathematical Sciences; Director, Information Science and Technology
TITLE: Online Optimization & Energy

September 17 - Derek Lovley

Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Microbiology at the University of Massachusetts
TITLE: Protein Nanowires: Electrification of the Microbial World and Maybe Our Own