2013 Stanford-MIT Game-Changers: Energy on the Move Workshop

March 07, 2013 // 12:30pm6:00pm

Innovators at MIT and Stanford have been working together for the last two years to identify "game-changing" energy technologies with the greatest potential to both boost America's long-term economic growth and address our most serious energy challenges: meeting the imperatives and urgency of climate change while transforming today's global energy enterprises into tomorrow's low-carbon alternatives, and enhancing energy reliability, affordability, and security.

The MIT-Stanford Energy Game-Changers Workshop will focus on technologies and policies with the greatest potential to positively and materially affect our nation's energy future. This invitation-only workshop on Thursday, March 7, will be held at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC, from 12:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Event Sessions: 
11:30 AM Buffet Lunch
12:30 PM Welcome
Jane Harman
Director, President, and CEO, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
12:35 PM Opening Remarks
Rafael Reif
President, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
12:50 PM Overall Objectives of Game Changers, Why/ How?
Secretary George Shultz
Thomas W. and Susan B. Ford Distinguished Fellow, Hoover Institution; Chair, Shultz-Stephenson Task Force on Energy Policy
1:10 PM Framing the Energy Technology Challenges and Technology Options
Robert C. Armstrong
Chevron Professor of Chemical Engineering, MIT; Deputy Director, MIT Energy Initiative
1:30 PM Transportation, Vehicles and Fuels: Reducing Oil Dependence
Panel Chair: Sally Benson, Director, Global Climate and Energy Project, Stanford University
Advanced Engines & Fuels: Dan Cohn, Research Scientist, MIT
Biofuels: Greg Stephanopoulos, Professor, Chemical Engineering, MIT
Batteries: Yi Cui, Associate Professor, Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University
2:30 PM Electricity and the Built Environment: Decarbonizing Energy
Panel Chair: Arun Majumdar, Director of Energy Initiatives,; Precourt Institute of Energy, Stanford University
Built Environment: David Parekh, Vice President, Research, and Director, United Technologies Research Center
Nuclear: Burt Richter, Paul Pigott Professor in the Physical Sciences, Emeritus; Director Emeritus, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center
Solar: Vladimir Bulovic, Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, MIT; Director, MIT Microsystems Technologies Laboratory, MacVicar Fellow
3:30 PM Break
3:45 PM Infrastructure/Supply Chains: 21st Century Efficient and Resilient Energy Infrastructures
Panel Chair: Munther Dahleh, MIT
Smart Grid Deployment: Julio Friedmann, Chief Energy Technologist, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Resilient Infrastructures: Saurabh Amin, Assistant Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering, MIT
Defense Energy Needs: Gary Roughead, Annenberg Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Hoover Institution
4:45 PM Moving the Energy Innovation Agenda Forward: What Are the Next Steps?
Open discussion led by Hal Harvey, CEO of Energy Innovation: Policy and Technology LLC., with comments from Susan Hockfield, MIT President Emerita
5:45 PM Concluding remarks
Secretary George Shultz
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