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2019 Annual Meeting



Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment
2019 Annual Meeting
Sponsored by Princeton E-ffiliates Partnership
Agenda for Friday, November 8, 2019

All events are in the ANDLINGER CENTER FOR ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT, Maeder Hall Auditorium, unless noted.
Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, Maeder Hall, 92 Olden Street (corner of Olden Street and Prospect Avenue), Princeton, NJ
Friend Center, 35 Olden Street (corner of Olden and William Streets), Princeton, NJ


Registration and Breakfast

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM


9:00 AM – 9:10 AM
Barry Rand, Associate Director for External Partnerships, Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment; Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment
Yueh-Lin (Lynn) Loo, Director, Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment; Theodora D. ’78 and William H. Walton III ’74 Professor in Engineering; Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering

Keynote – The emerging and shifting climate debate in Washington

9:10 AM – 10:00 AM
The Honorable Phil Sharp, Former Member, U.S. House of Representatives; Former Chair, Energy and Power Subcommittee
In conversation with Judi Greenwald, Principal, Greenwald Consulting, LLC; Non-resident Fellow, Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment


10:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Panel Discussion: Data science at the energy-water nexus

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Panelists will explore the nexus between energy and water, and big data, such as how energy and water are intertwined and how data science can help advance research and development and business development in renewable energy, waste to energy, carbon valorization, water resource recovery, and energy and water infrastructure.
Jason Ren, Moderator, Associate Director for Research, Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment; Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment
Mengdi Wang, Associate Professor of Operations Research and Financial Engineering
David Babson, Program Director, Advanced Research Projects Agency–Energy (ARPA–E), U.S. Department of Energy
Saman Farid, Partner, Head of US Team, Baidu Ventures
Jeff Moeller, Unit Leader, Research Services, The Water Research Foundation
Qilin Li, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering; Co-Director, Nanotechnology-Enabled Water Treatment (NEWT) Center, Rice University

Poster Session

12:00 – 1:45 PM
FRIEND CENTER, Convocation Room and lobby

Featured Discussion: One half terawatt of photovoltaic: How did we get here and where do we go next?

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Gregory Nemet
, Professor of Public Affairs, La Follette School of Public Affairs, University of Wisconsin-Madison
In conversation with Audrey Lee, Vice President, Energy Services, Sunrun

Keynote – Decarbonizing our world: moving beyond renewables

3:00 PM – 3:45 PM
David Eaglesham
, Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Breakthrough Energy Ventures

Panel Discussion: Carbon capture utilization: turning a pollutant into a product

3:45 PM – 5:00 PM

This international panel consists of experts in the science, technology, and market introduction of carbon dioxide utilization – the introduction of CO2 as a feedstock for industrially attractive products. Technological hurdles on the way to market at both the discovery level and at the scale-up level will be discussed. Panelists will also explore the challenges of introducing CO2-based products to existing and new markets in the fuel, chemistry, and materials sectors.
Andrew Bocarsly, Moderator, Professor of Chemistry
Ah-Hyung (Alissa) Park, Lenfest Chair in Applied Climate Science, Director of Lenfest Center for Sustainable Energy, The Earth Institute; Associate Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering and Department of Chemical Engineering, Columbia University
Gay Wyn Quance, CEO and President, Solid Carbon Products, LLC.
Peter Styring, Director, UK Centre for Carbon Dioxide Utilization; Professor of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry, The University of Sheffield

Poster Awards Announcements with Reception

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM