McDonnell Academy Global Energy and Environment Partnership
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Symposium on the Global Energy Future
October 1 - 5, 2010


Friday, October 1, 2010

8:30 – 1:00 Registration (for out-of-town attendees only) Ritz-Carlton Hotel

9:45 CityGarden - Presidents and Delegates
Brunch at Terrace View Restaurant

1:30 Opening Session

Welcome Remarks
James V. Wertsch, Director, McDonnell International Scholars Academy
Associate Vice Chancellor for International Affairs

John F. McDonnell, Vice Chairman
Washington University Board of Trustees
Graham Chapel

1:35 - 3:30 Plenary Session on America's Energy Future  
  Mark S. Wrighton, Moderator
Chancellor, Washington University in St. Louis  
  Keynote Address:
Programs and Policies to Address America's Energy Needs
Dr. Kristina M. Johnson, Under Secretary of Energy, U.S. Department of Energy
  Keynote Address:
Future of Nuclear Power
Dr. Richard A. Meserve, President, Carnegie Institution for Science
Former Chairman, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Member, National Research Council Committee on America's Energy Future
  Keynote Address:
Future of Renewable Energy
Dr. Gary S. Calabrese

Vice President, Science and Technology, Corning, Inc.

3:00 - 3:30 Discussion

4:00 Dedication of Stephen F. and Camilla T. Brauer Hall Washington University Campus

6:30 Brauer Hall Dedication Gala / Welcome Dinner
Reception and Dinner By invitation only

Energy Strategy in Theory and Practice
Keynote Speaker: Dr. John P. Holdren
Assistant to the President for Science & Technology
Director, Office of Science Technology Policy
Executive Office of the President of the United States
Ritz-Carlton Hotel

7:00 - Midnight Student Event
Night out at the City Museum
Includes transportation
Buses depart from Brookings Hall

Saturday, October 2, 2010
7:30 Registration and Hospitality Foyer, Laboratory Sciences Building

8:30 Presidents Forum:
Global Perspectives on Energy and Environment

Session I: Middle East
Rector Kadri Özçaldiran - Boğaziçi University
Professor Mordechai Shechter — Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya
President Ahmet Acar - Middle East Technical University
Professor Oded Shmueli - Technion–Israel Institute of Technology
Laboratory Sciences Building
Room 300

9:50 - 10:20 Panel Discussion on the Middle East
Ralph S. Quatrano, Moderator

10:20 - 10:45 Coffee Break & Poster Viewing
Ruth Chen, Professor of Practice, Poster Session Coordinator

10:45 - Noon Plenary Session on Fossil Energy Resources - Today and Tomorrow
Pratim Biswas,

Keynote Address:
Future of Fossil Fuels
Gregory H. Boyce
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Peabody Energy

Keynote Address:
DoE Programs for CO2 Capture and Storage
Dr. Joseph Strakey
Chief Technology Officer, NETL
U.S. Department of Energy
Laboratory Sciences Building Room 300

Noon - 1:30 Luncheon Crowder Courtyard Anheuser-Busch Hall

Noon - 1:30 Student Luncheon
Holmes Lounge

1:30 - 2:50 Presidents Forum:
Global Perspectives on Energy and Environment

Session II: Europe and Latin America
Rector Fernando Ferreira Costa - State University of Campinas
Professor Dr. György Pokol - Budapest University of Technology and Economics
Dr. Rodrigo Palma - University of Chile
Professor Ernst Worrell - University of Utrecht
Laboratory Sciences, room 300

2:50 - 3:10 Panel Discussion on Europe and Latin America
Tuan Hua David Ho, Moderator

3:10 - 3:30 Coffee Break & Poster Viewing
Ruth Chen, Professor of Practice, Poster Session Coordinator

3:30 Presidents Forum:
Global Perspectives on Energy and Environment

Session III: South Asia
Director Devang Khakhar - Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
Vice-Chancellor B.B. Bhattacharya - Jawaharlal Nehru University
President Tan Chorh Chuan - National University of Singapore
Director S. Parasuraman - Tata Institute of Social Sciences
Professor Bundhit Eua-arporn - Chulalongkorn University
Laboratory Sciences, room 300

5:10 - 5:40 Panel Discussion on South Asia
Himadri Pakrasi, Moderator

7:00 Symposium Dinner
By Invitation Only

Keynote Address:
A Brief history of St. Louis
Dr. Robert R. Archibald

President, Missouri History Museum
Missouri History Museum

7:00 Student Event:
Dinner, St. Louis
Loop / Clayton

Sunday, October 3, 2010
7:00 - 8:15 Student Event:
MAGEEP Doctoral Network
Brauer Hall
room 12

8:00 Registration and Hospitality Laboratory Sciences Bldg. Foyer

8:30 Presidents Forum:
Global Perspectives on Energy and Environment

Session IV: East Asia - Part A
President Emeritus Shenghong Wang - Fudan University
President Si-Chen Lee - National Taiwan University
President Zhou Qifeng - Peking University
President Lap-Chee Tsui - University of Hong Kong
Rector Gumilar Rusliwa Somantri - University of Indonesia
Executive Vice President Masahiko Isobe - University of Tokyo
Laboratory Sciences, room 300

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break and Poster Viewing
Ruth Chen, Professor of Practice, Poster Session Coordinator

11:00 Presidents Forum:
Global Perspectives on Energy and Environment

Session V: East Asia - Part B
President Ke Bingsheng - China Agricultural University
President Han-Joong Kim - Yonsei University
Professor Kang Joo Myung - Seoul National University
President Joseph J. Y. Sung
- Chinese University of Hong Kong
Professor Li Zheng - Tsinghua University
Laboratory Sciences, room 300

1:00 - 2:15 Faculty & Guest Luncheon Crowder Courtyard
Anhueser-Busch Hall

1:00 - 2:15 Presidents Luncheon Holmes Lounge

1:00 - 2:15 Student Luncheon
Umrath Hall, Umrath Lounge

2:30 - 3:30 Panel Discussion on East Asia, Parts A and B
Richard L. Axelbaum, Washington University in St. Louis and Klaus R.G. Hein, University of Stuttgart, Germany, Moderators
Laboratory Sciences Bldg.

3:30 - 3:45 Announcement of MAGEEP Student Contest Winners Room 300

3:45 - 4:00 Coffee Break and Poster Session
Ruth Chen, Professor of Practice, Poster Session Coordinator

4:00 - 5:00 Presidents Closing Session
Group discussion session to identify areas of collaborative research
Room 300

5:00 Open House for Advanced Coal and Energy Research Facility (ACERF)
Host - Professor Richard L. Axelbaum
Urbauer Hall
1st Floor

6:30 Dinner
By invitation only

Hosted by Mr. & Mrs. Stephen F. Brauer
Chairman, Washington University Board of Trustees
Former United States Ambassador to Belgium
Hunter Farms

7:00 Student Event:
Buses Depart from Brookings Hall
Buffet Bar and a Movie
Crowne Plaza Hotel

Monday, October 4, 2010

McDonnell Academy Global Energy and Environment Partnership [MAGEEP], Consortium for Clean Coal Utilization, & International Center for Advanced Renewable Energy & Sustainability [I-CARES]

7:15 Registration and Breakfast Charles F. Knight
Executive Education Center, Anheuser-Busch Dining Hall, 3rd floor

8:00 - 8:45 Welcome Remarks
Pratim Biswas, Symposium Coordinator
Stifel and Quinette Jens Professor of Environmental Engineering Science
Chair, Dept. of Energy, Environmental and Chemical Engineering

Future of Energy: A European Perspective
Klaus R. G. Hein, University of Stuttgart, Germany Anheuser-Busch Dining Hall, 3rd floor

Energy and Environment - Session I
9:00 - 10:15
(Parallel session)
Coal I: Modalities of Combustion/Gasification and CO2 Capture
Qiang Yao, Tsinghua University, Session Chair

Carbon Dioxide Capture and Conversion in Different Modalities
(Conventional and OxyCoal) of Coal Combustion Systems

Pratim Biswas, Kannan Iyer, A.K. Suresh

Development of a Microalgal System for Carbon Dioxide Sequestration
Himadri Pakrasi, Yinjie Tang,  Pramod Wangikar

Air-Fired and Oxy-Combustion of Coal and Biomass to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Richard L.Axelbaum, Shuiqing Li, Ben Kumfer

Nanoparticle Enhancement of CO2 Capture with Amines
A.K. Suresh, Srinivas Komati, Syam Sundar
Room 200

9:00 - 10:15
(Parallel session)
Energy Efficiency in Buildings and Green Campuses
Bruce M. Lindsey, Moderator
Christof Jantzen, Moderator

Countdown to Zero: Sustainability and Advanced Building Design
- Punit Jain, Coordinator for Sustainable Design, Cannon Architects
- Mitch Green, Principal, AECOM
- Tim Gaidis, Sustainable Design Practice Leader, HOK St. Louis
Room 210

9:00 - 10:15
(Parallel session)
Himadri B. Pakrasi, Session Chair

Biofuels: Asian Perspective
- Ganesh Kishore, Managing Director, Burrill Venture

Corn to Ethanol
- Martha Schlicher, Vice President, Monsanto

Biofuels - Sugarcane to Ethanol: Brazillian Perspective
- Luis Augusto Barbosa Cortez, Unicamp
Room 220

10:15 Coffee Break and Poster Viewing
Ruth Chen, Professor of Practice, Poster Session Coordinator

Energy and Environment - Session II
10:45 - 12:00
(Parallel session)
Coal II: Carbon Dioxide Sequestration & Conversion
Daniel E. Giammar, Session Chair

Mechanisms and Kinetics of Multiphase Fluid Formation Mineral Reactions in Carbon Dioxide Geologic Sequestration
Young-Shin Jun, Daniel E. Giammar, Anurag Mehra, Sohei Shimada

Numerical Modeling and Simulation of CO2 Sequestration in Saline Aquifers
Ramesh K. Agarwal, Zheming Zhang

Preliminary Study of CO2 Storage in Coal-Bearing Formation in the Ariake Area, Kyushu, Japan
Zhenjie Chai, Sohei Shimada

Integrated Nanoscale Catalysts for the Conversion of CO2 to Chemicals and Fuels
Cynthia S. Lo, John T. Gleaves, Gregory S. Yablonsky, Milorad P. Dudukovic, Moshe Sheintuch
Room 200

10:45 - 12:00
(Parallel session)
Foundations and Industry Supporting Clean Energy and Environmental Projects
Scott Ward, Washington University, Moderator

- Mitch Green, Principal, AECOM
- James M. Gentile, President, Research Corporation for Science Advancement
- Nicole Kaplan, President, Telesto Inc.
Room 210

10:45 - 12:00
(Parallel session)
Solar Energy
Robert E. Blankenship, Washington University, Session Chair

Photosynthesis and Photovoltaics
- Robert E. Blankenship, Washington University

Solar Energy Research: Asian Perspective
- Jimmy Yu, Chinese University of Hong Kong

Overview of Solar Energy Research and Areas of Collaboration
- Gideon S. Grader, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology
Room 220

12:00 - 1:30 Luncheon and Poster Viewing
Ruth Chen, Professor of Practice, Poster Session Coordinator
Anhueser-Busch Dining Hall

12:00 - 1:30 Student Luncheon (details)
Energy and Environmental Policy Internship Opportunities at Brookings
Steven Jackson, Director of WUStL Programs at Brookings Institution
McMillen Cafe, McMillen Hall

Energy and Environment - Session III
1:30 - 2:45
(Parallel session)
Coal III:  Panel Discussion - R&D Needs for Future Clean Utilization of Coal
Klaus R.G. Hein, University of Stuttgart, Germany, Moderator

- Li Zheng, Professor and Director of BP Energy Center, Tsinghua Univ.
- Ben Yamagata, Executive Director, Coal Utilization Research Council
- Anuradda Ganesh, Head, Department of Energy Science and Engineering, India Institute of Technology Bombay
Room 200

1:30 - 2:45
(Parallel session)
Innovation & Entrepreneurship in the Energy and Environment Sector
Charles McManis, Moderator

- Charles R. McManis, Washington University
- Joshua Sarnoff, DePaul College of Law
- Jorge L. Contreras, JD, Senior Lecturer and Acting Director of the Intellectual Property & Technology Law Program, Washington University
- Tim Noonan, Head, Energy Division, Boeing Corporation
Room 210

1:30 - 2:45
(Parallel session)
China / USA Clean Energy & Environment Discussions
Tuan Hua David Ho, Moderator

- Jiming Hao, Tsinghua University
- Falin Chen, National Taiwan University
- Qiang Yao, Tsinghua University
Room 220

2:45 Coffee Break and Poster Viewing
Ruth Chen, Professor of Practice, Poster Session Coordinator

Energy and Environment - Session IV
3:15 - 4:30
(Parallel session)
Coal IV: Fate & Utilization of Coal Fly Ash
Richard Smith, Ameren, Session Chair

Life Cycles of Metals in Coal Combustion: Metal Release and Capture, Speciation in Fly Ash and Transformation
Daniel E. Giammar, Jeffrey G. Catalano, Pratim Biswas, Anil Dikshit, Basappa Lokeshappa, Jiming Hao

Development of High Performance Aluminum Composites Using Fly Ash Reinforcement
Shankar M. L. Sastry, Brian Fillenworth, Ross Crowley,  R. C. Prasad, Ajit Bhandakkar

Investigation on Ash Deposit Behavior During Biomass-Coal Co-combustion
Gengda Li, Shuiqing Li, Xiaoguang Xu, Ming Dong, Qiang Yao

Research on the Utilization of Coal Ash for Geopolymers at the University of Indonesia
Sotya Astutiningsih, D.M. Nurjaya, Yulianto.S. Nugroho
Room 200

3:15 - 4:30
(Parallel session)
India / USA Clean Energy & Environment Collaborations
S. Parasuraman, Director, TISS, Moderator

- Debapriya Dutta, Science Counselor, Indian Embassy, Washington DC
- Gautam Yadama, Washington University
- A.K. Suresh, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
- V. Bhatt, Brookhaven National Laboratories, U.S. Department of Energy
Room 210

3:15 - 4:30
(Parallel session)
Venture Capital for Energy and Environmental Technologies
Ken K. Harrington, Moderator

- Mich Hein, Partner, NIDUS Investment Partners
- Doug C. Cameron, Founder and Managing Director, Alberti Advisors
- Michael Lefenfeld, President and CEO, SiGNa Chemistry, Inc.
- Robert Wilson, Partner, Ouranos Venture Partners, Brazil
Room 220

3:15 - 4:30 Coming Together to Reduce Our Campus Carbon Footprint

MAGEEP Student Network
Erin Robinson, Moderator
Anhueser-Busch Dining Hall

4:30 - 5:30 Closing
Identification of Future Activities
Anhueser-Busch Dining Hall

5:30 Tours: Brauer Hall & Advanced Coal and Energy Research Facility (ACERF)  

Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Energy and Environment - Session V

8:30 - 5:00
Short Course on CLEAN ENERGY & EFFICIENCY - click here for details.
John Murphy & Ray Ehrhard, Instructors
Brauer Hall
Room 3015

Multiscale Process Engineering for Energy & Environment:
Industry - University Partnerships

Milorad P. Dudukovic, Coordinator
Brauer Hall
Room 12
8:15 - 10:30 Science Based Multiscale Engineering
Impact on the Environment, Energy Utilization, Pollution Prevention and Sustainability

Introductions and Industry Remarks

Challenges and Barriers to Development of Novel More Efficient Processes

Milorad P. Dudukovic, The Laura and William Jens Professor, Washington University

Developing Sustainable Chemical Processes: Effectiveness of the Mulitscale Paradigm Involving Industry/University Collaboration
Bala Subramanian, The Dan F. Servey Distinguished Professor of Chemical & Petroleum Engineering, Director, Center for Envrionmentally Beneficial Catalysis, University of Kansas

The Role of Reaction Engineering in Renewable Energy Harvesting Using Silicon
Milind Kulkarni, Vice President for Solar Silicon, MEMC

How Multiscale Modeling creates Sustainable new Processes and Products
Karsten Keller
, Assoc. Director, R&D Engineering, Solae

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break  

11:00 - 12:00 Green Processes for Cleaner and Sustainable Energy
Faical Larachi, The Canada Research Chair, Laval University

Citrus Waste Biorefinery – Challenges and Opportunities for Multi-scale Reaction Engineering
Patrick L. Mills, Frank H. Dotterweich Chair, Texas A&M U


12:00 - 1:30 Lunch  

1:30 - 2:30 WUStL Capabilities in Multiscale Engineering

Faculty Presentations:
Multiscale Modeling of Molecular Systems for Solar Energy Utilization
Cynthia S. Lo, Washington University

Multiscale Coupled Instrument Array for CO2 Catalytic Conversion Research
John T. Gleaves, Washington University

Development of Microbial Cell Factories for Energy & Environmental Engineering
Yinjie Tang
,  Washington University

Electrochemical Systems and Batteries
Venkat Subramanian
, Washington University


2:30 - 3:00 Kurt Van Den Busche, UOP
Live Broadcast: Current Industrial Needs in Multiscale Engineering

3:00 -  3:40 Panel Discussion 1:
How Should Effective Industry / University Consortia for Multiscale Engineering Be Organized and Financed?

Stan Proctor
, President, Proctor Consulting, Moderator

Remarks by Tom Kennedy, CEO, TSI Corporation, MN

3:40 - 4:00 Coffee Break  

4:00 - 4:40 Panel Discussion 2:
Identification of Possible Projects for Collaborative Research in the Energy and Environmental Area
Stan Proctor, President, Proctor Consulting, Moderator


4:40 - 5:30 Adhoc Discussion Groups:
Collaborative Research Ideas

(Highlight: Clean Energy Competition)

Corporate Sponsors

Washington University in St. Louis
McDonnell International Scholars Academy
Dr. Pratim Biswas