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2022 Annual Meeting


All sessions are held in Maeder Hall Auditorium, with the exception of the lunch and poster session which is held in Frick Chemistry Laboratory Atrium.

Maeder Hall Auditorium, Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, 92 Olden Street, Princeton
Frick Chemistry Laboratory Atrium, corner of Washington Rd. and Scholar Way, Princeton

Registration and Breakfast

8:30 a.m. 


9:00 a.m.

Claire F. Gmachl, Interim Director of Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment; Eugene Higgins Professor of Electrical Engineering; Head of Whitman College, Princeton University
Andrea J. Goldsmith, Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science; Arthur LeGrand Doty Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Princeton University

Morning Keynote

9:15 a.m.

Amanda Lacaze, CEO and Managing Director, Lynas Rare Earths

Panel: Climate Change and Conflict

10:15 a.m.

A changing climate and a rapidly transforming global energy economy could have profound implications for national and global security. Does confronting an issue of intrinsically global scale require us to revise some of the paradigms of “allies” and “rivals”?

Chris Grieg, Moderator, Theodora D. ’78 & William H. Walton III ’74 Senior Research Scientist, Princeton University
Marcus King, Professor of the Practice in Environment and International Affairs, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University
Matthew Levinger, Research Professor of International Affairs; Director of the National Security Studies Program; Director of the Master of International Policy and Practice Program, Elliot School of International Affairs, The George Washington University
Morielle LotanCEO and Founder, MILE Ventures and Climate180

Lunch and Poster Session (Frick Chemistry Laboratory)

12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. 

Afternoon Keynote

2:15 p.m.

Jigar Shah, Director Loans Program Office, Department of Energy

Panel: Future of Seaborne Traded Energy Commodities

3:15 p.m.

The global transition to net-zero will see a fundamental shift in the energy commodities that are produced, shipped and consumed. Will coal, oil and natural gas which currently provide 80% of global energy be substituted by clean carriers like hydrogen? How will we supply the huge demand for energy transition materials like copper, lithium, rare earths and nickel, and who will be the energy superpowers in 2050?

Eric Larson, Moderator, Senior Research Engineer, Energy Systems Analysis Group, Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, Princeton University
Anthony Ku, Co-chair of the Industrial Advisory Board, IRTC-Business
Yueh-Lin (Lynn) Loo, Chief Executive Officer, Global Centre for Maritime Decarbonisation; Former Director, Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment; Theodora D. ’78 and William H. Walton III ’74 Professor in Engineering, on leave from Princeton University
Ryo OkumuraDepartment Manager; Upstream and Carbon Management Lead; Diamond Climate Impact Ventures (DCIV) BE Catalyst Team; EX Taskforce, Mitsubishi Corporation

Panel: Globalizing Technology and Finance

4:30 p.m.

The global transition to net-zero requires an unprecedented allocation of capital and deployment of technology and infrastructure. This panel will explore the opportunities and challenges of such mobilization at a global scale.

Jesse Jenkins, Moderator, Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, Princeton University
Paul Ebert, Group Director Sustainability and Energy Transition Leadership, Worley
Sri Sekar, Climate Finance Lead, Deloitte
Bella Tonkonogy, U.S. Director, Climate Policy Initiative


5:45 p.m.

Barry Rand, Associate Director for External Partnerships, Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment; Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, Princeton University


6:00 p.m.