This series of annual symposia is designed to support young scientists in the development of a broad understanding of the complex interconnected issues associated with energy and environmental science.

Recent Submissions

  • Perspectives on Energy, Resources, and Sustainability 

    Rousseau, Ronald W. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2011-04-28)
    National economies exhibit a strong linkage to the availability of affordable energy. Their growth usually is fed by aspirations for an improved standard of living, and it often relies on exploitation of natural resources. ...
  • Energy Saving in the Built Environment 

    Augenbroe, Godfried (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2011-03-31)
    A brief overview of the energy saving opportunities in the built environment followed by a review of energy saving strategies for new "green building" design as well as retrofits of existing buildings. The talk will ...
  • Stimulating Energy Efficiency: The Role of Local Governments and Industry 

    Brown, Marilyn A.; Taube, Ben (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2011-03-17)
    The speakers will discuss the role of local programs and industry in reducing the intensity of energy use and associated pollution in the U.S.
  • Energy Perspective: Building Options 

    Shelton, Sam V.; Thomas, Valerie (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2011-03-03)
    Dr. Shelton will give a brief overview of U.S. energy utilization highlighting how building energy systems impact the U.S. energy demand. A review of current building energy technologies for lighting, heating, cooling, and ...
  • Pathways to Inherently Efficient System-Wide Thermal Energy Utilization 

    Garimella, Srinivas (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2011-02-03)
    Efforts at improving energy efficiency have typically involved component or device efficiency improvements, which limits energy use reductions to a few percent, for specific end uses. While such improvements are desirable, ...
  • III-N Light Emitting Diodes for Energy Efficient Illumination 

    Dupuis, Russell D. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2011-01-20)
  • Assessment of tidal streams as an energy source for the United States 

    Haas, Kevin (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010-11-18)
    Tidal streams are high velocity sea currents created by periodic horizontal movement of the tides, often magnified by local topographical features such as headlands, inlets to inland lagoons, and straits. Tidal stream ...
  • Personal Reflections on Climate Change 

    Sholl, David (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010-11-04)
    By almost any measure, life in a developed country in 2010 is easy compared to all other times in human history. I will give a personal perspective whether the real and perceived challenges to the globe associated with ...
  • From Zero to One: Getting Technology from the Lab into the Real World 

    Fleming, Stephen; Blake, Mike (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010-10-21)
  • Biofuels: Current Technology and New Developments 

    Sievers, Carsten (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010-10-07)
    The development of production routes for fuels and chemicals from alternative resources (e.g. coal, gas, biomass) is one of the great scientific challenges of the 21st century. Biomass is a particularly interesting resource ...
  • Recent Advances in Wind Energy 

    Sankar, Lakshmi N. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010-09-23)
    A review of horizontal axis wind turbine technology is given. Current limitations on the economic benefits due to low wind speeds, fluctuations in power due to turbulent flow,and extreme loads under high wind conditions ...
  • Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage 

    Fuller, Thomas F. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010-09-09)
    Energy conversion and storage devices, such as fuel cells, batteries, and redox-flow batteries, have made remarkable advances over the last decade, and these are expected to play an ever growing role in meeting our energy ...
  • Direct Sunlight to Fuels 

    Soper, Jake (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010-04-29)
  • Emerging Solar Thermal Technologies 

    Cola, Baratunde A.; Jeter, Sheldon (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010-04-15)
    Sheldon Jeter's presentation is an overview of solar thermal power concepts, technology, and deployments from historical to modern to current times.
  • Photovoltaic Systems and Grid Integration 

    Begovic, Miroslav (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010-04-01)
    Worldwide consumption of electricity is expected to nearly double over the next two-and-a-half decades. International Energy Agency (IEA) predicts that meeting this demand for power will require over 5,000 GW of new ...
  • Solar Energy Manufacturing at the Terawatt Scale 

    Danyluk, Steven S. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010-03-11)
  • Organic Photovoltaics 

    Kippelen, Bernard (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010-02-11)
  • Modern Photovoltaic Manufacturing 

    Coker, Anthony Alan (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010-01-28)
  • The Solar Resource 

    Paty, Carol (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010-01-14)
    2010 program of the “Open Forum on Energy and the Environment”, presented on January 14, 2010, from 4:30 PM-6:00 PM in room 1116, Marcus Nanotechnology Building on the Georgia Tech campus.
  • Feasibility and Technology Options for CO₂ Capture From Transportation and Distributed Sources 

    Fedorov, Andrei G. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2009-11-05)

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