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2012-13 Seminars

The Carnegie Mellon Electricity Industry Center sponsors a weekly seminar series in the EPP conference room (Baker Hall 129). These seminars provide an informal means of presenting research, listening to outside speakers, and learning about the electricity industry. Upcoming and past seminar speakers and topics are listed below. When possible the slides for the talk are also available.

If you plan on attending a seminar, please contact Adam Loucks (aloucks@andrew.cmu.edu), so we can order sufficient food for lunch.

If you would like to give a seminar, or have a good idea for a seminar topic, please contact Jay Apt (apt@cmu.edu or 412-268-3003).

Date/Day/Time Location Speaker Title
Wednesday
7/17/2013
Noon
EPP Conference RoomTim Fox
Head of Energy and Environment
Institution of Mechanical Engineers
"Realising the Value of Storing Electricity to Enable Decarbonisation; Technology in a UK/EU Policy Context"
Thursday
7/11/2013
Noon
EPP Conference RoomIlan Gur
Program Director and Technology to Market Senior Advisor
ARPA-E
"ARPA-E: Funding and Catalyzing Game-Changing Energy Innovations"
Friday
5/3/2013
Noon
EPP Conference RoomDavid Khemakhem
Energy and Technology Advisor
ExxonMobil
"The Exxon Mobile Energy Outlook: A View to 2040"
Wednesday
4/24/2013
Noon
EPP Conference RoomBruce Boland
Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations & Environment
Ontario Power Generation Inc.
"Electricity Generation Optimization in a Period of Surplus Baseload Generation"
Thursday
4/11/2013
Noon
EPP Conference RoomMads Almassalkhi
PhD Candidate, Power & Control Systems Laboratory
University of Michigan
"Temperature-based Model-predictive Cascade Mitigation in Electric Power Systems"
Wednesday
4/10/2013
Noon
EPP Conference RoomIngmar Sterzing
Director, Commercial Operations for Nuclear Power Plants
Westinghouse Nuclear
"UK Electric Market Reform Application to Texas Power Market"
NEW DATE
Wednesday
3/27/2013
Noon
EPP Conference Room
(via videoconference)
Rangan Banerjee
Forbes Marshall Chair Professor in the Department of Energy Science and Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
"Grid Connected Solar Power in India: Status and Prospects"
Wednesday
2/20/2013
Noon
EPP Conference RoomPulkit Grover
Assistant Professor, ECE
Carnegie Mellon University
"Understanding 'Informational-Friction' for Green Communication and Computation"
Wednesday
2/13/2013
Noon
EPP Conference RoomMatteo Muratori
Ph.D. Candidate & Graduate Research Associate
Center for Automotive Research, The Ohio State University
"Dynamic Management of Integrated Residential Energy Systems"
Monday
1/28/2013
Noon
EPP Conference RoomErin Mansur
Associate Professor, Department of Economics
Dartmouth College
Research Associate
National Bureau of Economic Research
"Temporal and Spatial Heterogeneity in Marginal Emissions: Implications for Electric Cars and Other Electricity-Shifting Policies"
Wednesday
12/12/2012
Noon
EPP Conference RoomDaniel Kirschen
Donald W. and Ruth Mary Close Professor of Electrical Engineering
University of Washington
"Taking the Information Infrastructure and the Human Factors into Account when Assessing the Risk of Blackouts"
Thursday
12/6/2012
10:30 AM
Baker 129Dr. Monica Lupion
International Affairs Director
CO2 Capture, Transport and Storage Technology Programme
"Oxycombustion CCS Demonstration Technology Development Center at CIUDEN (Spain)"
Wednesday
11/28/2012
Noon
EPP Conference RoomNick Siefert
Mechanical Engineer
Separation and Fuels Division, DOE/NETL/ORD
"Economic Analysis of Baseload Power Plants Meeting Current & Possible Future GHG Regulations"
Wednesday
11/14/2012
Noon
EPP Conference RoomChris Trueblood
Sr. Project Engineer
Electric Power Research Institute
"Distributed PV Monitoring Plant Performance and Voltage: Observations Using High Resolution Field Data"
Wednesday
10/24/2012
Noon
EPP Conference RoomErin Baker
University of Massachusetts at Amherst
"Energy Technology R&D Policy in Response to Climate Change"
Wednesday
10/17/2012
Noon
EPP Conference RoomErin Baker
Associate Professor of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
"Climate Change Energy Technology R&D Policy under Uncertainty"
Wednesday
10/10/2012
Noon
EPP Conference RoomRich Bayless
Director of Transmission Services and Technical Spokesman
Northern Tier Transmission Group (NTTG)
Principal
Comprehensive Power Solutions (CPS), LLC
"Transmission Issues and Planning in the Western Grid"
Friday
10/5/2012
Noon
Baker 129Rahul Walawalkar
VP, Emerging Tech & Markets
Customized Energy Solutions
"Insights From the Recent India Blackout Opportunities for Energy Storage, DR and Microgrids"
Wednesday
9/26/2012
Noon
EPP Conference RoomJ. Zico Kolter
Assistant Professor
School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon
"Building an Informatics of Personal Energy Consumption"
Wednesday
9/12/2012
Noon
EPP Conference RoomRoger Duncan
Research Associate
University of Texas at Austin
President
Pecan Street Project
"The Pecan Street Project"
Wednesday
8/29/2012
Noon
EPP Conference RoomStephen E. Zitney, Ph.D.
Director, AVESTAR Center
Advanced Virtual Energy Simulation
Training and Research
Office of Research & Development
U.S. Department of Energy
National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL)
"AVESTAR Center for Operational Excellence of Electricity Generation Plants"

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