Agenda for the MIT Energy Fellows Fall Symposium

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Draft Program for Fall Fellows Symposium UPDATED 8-25-08

September 22, 2008

8:15-9:00 - Opening Remarks
Welcome by President Susan Hockfield
MITEI Overview by MITEI Deputy Director Robert Armstrong

9:00-10:00 - Global Change
Science and Policy of Global Change
Moderator: Kerry Emanuel (Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences)
Speakers: Ron Prinn (Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Science) and Jake Jacoby (Sloan School of Management)

10:00-10:30 - Break

10:30-12:00 - Innovations
Moderator: Leon Glicksman (Architecture)
New Developments in Building Technology and Efficiency
Speaker: Marilyne Andersen (Architecture)
Emerging Technologies and Issues in Coal Conversion
Speaker: Greg McRae (Chemical Engineering)

12:00-1:30 - Lunch
Speaker: Steve Koonin, BP

1:30-2:45 - Transformations
Moderator: Vladimir Bulovic (Electrical Engineering and Computer Science)
Solar Technologies and their Prospects
Speaker: Alex Slocum (Mechanical Engineering)
Biofuels and their Prospects
Speaker: Kris Prather (Chemical Engineering)

2:45-3:15 - Break

3:15-4:30 - Basic Tools
Moderator: Angela Belcher (Biological Engineering)
Materials Genome
Speaker: Gerd Ceder (Materials Science and Engineering)
Chemically Tailored Surfaces
Speaker: Karen Gleason (Chemical Engineering)

4:30-5:15 - Technology and Innovation
Speaker: Vinod Khosla

5:15-5:30 - Break

5:30-6:30 - Reception

6:30 - Dinner
Speaker: Leonardo Maugeri (Eni)

Topics: Energy

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