UIC Energy Initiative Newsletter - July 2018
MRS ENERGY & SUSTAINABILITY JOURNAL ON
THE RACE TO FIND SUSTAINABLE ENERGY SOLUTIONS
Renowned authors from academia and industry – including Tesla Motors founder and serial entrepreneur Martin Eberhard, along with Said Al-Hallaj, CEO of AllCell Technologies and UIC faculty member, Greg Wilk, S&C Electric Company in Chicago, and George Crabtree, Director of the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research at Argonne National Laboratory and UIC distinguished professor – provide an overview of energy storage technologies that can help reduce demand charges for commercial and industrial customers, as well as residential customers, in the future.READ MORE
NEXT GENERATION ELECTROCHEMISTRY (NGenE)
The 3rd edition of Next Generation Electrochemistry (NGenE) took place at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), June 4-8, 2018. During NGenE 2018, 39 advanced graduate students and postdocs and 8 world-renowned experts gathered to discuss the research frontiers in electrochemistry. Lectures by the NGenE faculty provided a high-level overview of the current body of knowledge, highlighted critical gaps preventing transformative advances, and charted possible paths forward involving innovative approaches. The lectures were complemented with demonstrations of cutting-edge tools such as UIC’s in situ electron microscopy, and a visit to facilities at Argonne National Laboratory. During the week, the participants also conducted a team project with the goal of identifying and tackling a frontier fundamental question based on the contents of the program. The organizing team is already working toward and looking forward to NGenE 2019.
NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES ON THE STATUS &
CHALLENGES IN SCIENCE FOR DECARBONIZATION
Arthur M. Sackler Colloquia of the National Academy of Sciences presents a scientific meeting on the state of current renewable energy technology and near-term scientific challenges that must be met to achieve energy decarbonization successfully. Learn More
Panel on challenges in renewable energy storage
Thursday, October 11th, Session II, 1:35-5:15 PM
Beckman Center, Irvine, CA
Moderator: George Crabtree, Argonne National Laboratory
David Ginley, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Michael Aziz, Harvard University
Linda Nazar, University of Waterloo
Yet-Ming Chiang, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Richard Eisenberg, University of Rochester, presents a framework for the Colloquia and the panel. READ MORE
VETERAN'S ENERGY SEMINAR AT CHICAGO, IL
Two new keynote speakers have been added to the Veteran's Energy Seminar lineup: Representative Scott Peters from California's 52nd Congressional District and Vice Admiral Dennis McGinn (Retired), Former Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy, Installations, and Environment.
Registration is now open to veterans and energy professionals for the San Diego (8/18), Chicago (8/30), and Boston (9/27) events. Learn more
NAVIGATING RISK FROM EXTREME EVENTS
Extreme weather events are becoming increasingly common and have the power to devastate the daily life. What’s their cause and how can society plan for such extreme weather events, if it can at all? Join Argonne scientist Rao Kotamarthi on how science is helping society prepare for the risks and uncertainty of a changing climate. If you have questions about the OutLoud Lecture Series, please contact Argonne at 630-252-5501 or firstname.lastname@example.org.