Contemporary Topics in the Energy Field

A Public Symposium and Regional Meeting of the
National Academy of Engineering

Walker-Ames Room (room 225), Kane Hall, University of Washington
Tuesday, March 17, 2009, 1:15-5:30 p.m. (refreshments to follow)

The University of Washington will host a National Academy of Engineering Regional Meeting devoted to Contemporary Topics in the Energy Field on Tuesday, March 17, 2009.

We will begin with a Members-only luncheon and business meeting at 11:30 a.m. at the UW Club (see directions and registration information below). This will be followed by a public symposium at 1:15 p.m. in the Walker-Ames Room (room 225), Kane Hall (see directions below; registration is appreciated but not required). After the symposium, you are invited to a reception with speakers and other guests from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

11:30 NAE Members luncheon and business meeting
UW Club (see directions and registration information below)
1:15 Symposium Welcome
Walker-Ames Room, Kane Hall (see directions below)
Ed Lazowska
Bill & Melinda Gates Chair in Computer Science & Engineering, University of Washington
1:20 Introductory Remarks Charles M. Vest
President, National Academy of Engineering
1:30 Integrated CO2 Capture and Sequestration Systems: Lessons Learned from Commercial-Scale Design Studies Pete McGrail (pdf slides here)
Laboratory Fellow, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
2:00 The Smart Grid and its Role in a Carbon-Constrained World Rob Pratt (pdf slides here)
Staff Scientist and GridWise Program Manager, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
2:30 Status of Sustainable Biofuel Efforts for Aviation Tim Rahmes (pdf slides here)
Biofuels Program Manager, The Boeing Company
3:00 Coffee Break
3:30 How to Face Increasing Challenges on Energy and the Environment? Smart Use of Organic Electronics Alex Jen (pdf slides here)
Boeing-Johnson Chair of Materials Science & Engineering, Professor of Chemistry, and Director of the Institute of Advanced Materials & Technology, University of Washington
4:00 Nanostructured Materials for Energy Conversion and Storage Guozhong Cao (pdf slides here)
Boeing-Steiner Professor of Materials Science & Engineering and Adjunct Professor of Chemical and Mechanical Engineering, University of Washington
4:30 System-of-Systems Interfacing Issues: A Threat to Bioenergy Development in the West Dan Schwartz (pdf slides here)
Boeing-Sutter Professor of Chemical Engineering and Adjunct Professor of Materials Science & Engineering, University of Washington
Joyce Cooper (pdf slides here)
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Washington
5:00 Design of New Enzyme Catalysts David Baker (pdf slides here)
Professor of Biochemistry, University of Washington, and Howard Hughes Medical Institute
5:30 Reception

Registration for the public symposium is appreciated but not required; please send email to Ed Lazowska.

The Walker-Ames Room (room 225) is located on the second floor of Kane Hall on the University of Washington campus.

Parking is available beneath Kane Hall in the Central Plaza Garage. The entrance to the Central Plaza Garage is a logical extension of NE 41st Street, east across 15th Avenue NE.

For NAE Members, there will be a luncheon preceding the symposium, starting at 11:30 a.m. at the UW Club, a 5-minute walk from the Central Plaza Garage underneath Kane Hall. You must register for the luncheon by contacting Ed Lazowska no later than Monday March 9.

Materials from the 2003 NAE Regional Meeting at the University of Washington are available here.

This meeting has been co-organized by Ed Lazowska (University of Washington), Matt O'Donnell (University of Washington), and Subhash Singhal (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory). Many thanks to Kay Beck (University of Washington Computer Science & Engineering) for handling all arrangements.