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Sustainability of Energy Resources - A SUNY Distinguished Academy Event

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According to the United Nations Brundtland Commission, sustainability is defined as "meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs." Please join us for the upcoming Webinar, as we examine some of the key issues regarding current and evolving sources, storage, and distribution of energy, nationally and worldwide.


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Steven J. Fliesler, PhD
SUNY Distinguished Professor, University at Buffalo
Vice Chair of the DA Board

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Jim Malatras
SUNY Chancellor

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Miriam Rafailovich, PhD
SUNY Distinguished Professor, Stony Brook University


Distinguished Faculty Presenters

Topic I: Sustainability of Energy Resources in Transportation

M Stanley Whittingham

M. Stanley Whittingham, FRS
Nobel Laureate; SUNY Distinguished Professor Department of Chemistry
Binghamton University
"The Sustainability challenges of Renewable Energy and Energy Storage for the Grid and Transportation"

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Craig Gittleman, PhD
Engineering Group Manager; Fuel Cell Materials & Analysis
General Motors Global Propulsion Systems
“Hydrogen Fuel Cells for Transportation Applications

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Shmuel (Sam) Yahalom, PhD
SUNY Distinguished Service Professor, and Professor of Economics and Transportation
SUNY Maritime College
"Supply Chain (Intermodal) Issues in the Movement of Energy-Generating Input"

Topic II: Sustainable Energy Generation

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Robert B. Catell
Chairman, Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center (AERTC) at Stony Brook University; Chairman, New York State Smart Grid Consortium
“The Role of Offshore Wind”

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John D. Atkinson, PhD
Scott and Coleen Stevens Chair in Engineering Sustainability, Associate Professor; Dept. of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering
University at Buffalo
"Waste as an Energy Resource"

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Esther Takeuchi, PhD
SUNY Distinguished Professor, Stony Brook University; William and Jane Knapp Chair in Energy and the Environment, Depts. of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering, and Chemistry Director, Center for Mesoscale Transport Properties (m2M/t), Stony Brook University; and Chair, Interdisciplinary Science Department, Brookhaven National Laboratory
"The Central Role of Energy Storage"

Discussion Panelists

moderated by Miriam Rafailovich and Steven J. Fliesler

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Marjaneh Issapour, MSEE, PE
Associate Dean, Innovation & Economic Development inSustainable Energy; Director of Renewable Energy and Sustainability Center
Farmingdale State College

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Phil Brown
Housing Director
Shinnecock Indian Nation

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Aniket Raut
PhD student, Materials Science and Chemical Engineering
Stony Brook University

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John Calderon
Senior, Chemical and Molecular Engineering
Stony Brook University