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2023 Annual Meeting


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: Disruptive Energy Futures

9:20 a.m.

Amory B. Lovins, Adjunct Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University; Co-founder and Chairman Emeritus, Rocky Mountain Institute


10:30 a.m.

Panel: Next-Generation Technologies for Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage

10:45 a.m.

Panelists will discuss emerging technologies for carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS), including direct-air capture, direct ocean capture, techniques for transforming carbon emissions into useful products, and innovative carbon sequestration approaches.

Emily Carter, Moderator, Senior Strategic Advisor and Associate Lab Director for Applied Materials and Sustainability Sciences at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Gerhard R. Andlinger Professor in Energy and the Environment and Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, and Applied and Computational Mathematics, Princeton University
Sarah Gasda, Research Director, NORCE Energy, Professor, Department of Physics and Technology, University of Bergen
Erika La Plante, Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, University of California, Davis
Noah McQueen, Co-founder, Head of Research, Heirloom

Lunch and Poster Session

12:00 p.m.

Panel: Hydrogen’s Role in a Decarbonized Energy System

2:15 p.m.

As a zero-carbon energy carrier, hydrogen could play a significant role in a decarbonized energy system as a fuel for dispatchable, on-demand power sources for mobile and stationary applications. Panelists will explore the production and utilization challenges that are key to unlocking the full potential of hydrogen (and related carriers such as ammonia) as a zero-carbon fuel.

Michael Mueller, Moderator, Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University
Thomas Darrah, Professor, School of Earth Sciences, The Ohio State University


3:30 p.m.

Panel: Public-Private Partnership Towards Fusion Power Plants

3:45 p.m.

Panelists will outline the opportunities and challenges ahead for integrating fusion into the U.S. energy system, as well as the complementary roles that private industry and public institutions must play to shorten the time horizon for bringing fusion online.

Egemen Kolemen, Moderator, Associate Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, Princeton University
Steven Cowley, Professor of Astrophysical Sciences, Princeton University; Director, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
Ahmed Diallo, Distinguished Research Fellow, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory; Program Director, Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), U.S. Department of Energy
David Gates, Chief Technology Officer, Thea Energy


5:00 p.m.

Reception and Poster Session Awards

5:15 p.m.

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