Offered jointly by the MIT Industrial Liaison Program (ILP) and MIT energy initiative (MITei)
The energy sector is facing unprecedented challenges, with a globally spreading COVID-19 pandemic and historically low energy prices, on top of a difficult transition towards a low carbon future that has been on-going before the crisis. Human kind will meet the challenge and hopefully come out of the other side in a better shape. Some of the key elements to achieve that is smart collaborations in technology development and innovation, and MIT is leading the way.
The MIT Industrial Liaison Program (ILP) and Energy Initiative (MITei) are pleased to present a special webinar series by assembling some of the world’s leading minds and researchers in the energy domain to present their views in three important themes : “Energy Transitions & Economics” (May 6th), “Innovations in Critical Low Carbon Technologies” (May 13th) and “Energy Storage Technologies” (May 21th), respectively.
You are cordially invited to participate in these webinar sessions to hear and discuss with the experts so together we will be able to better navigate these difficult times for a successful transition to a sustainable energy future after the current crisis.
7:00AM PST - Introduction
CJ (Changjie) Guo - Program Director, MIT Corporate Relations
7:05AM PST - Grid Scale Storage
Robert Stoner - Deputy Director for Science and Technology, Co-Director, Tata Center for Technology and Design, MIT Energy Initiative
7:30am Development of Large Cheap Solid State Batteries
Donald Sadoway - John F Elliott Professor of Metallurgy, MIT Department of Materials Science and Engineering
8:00AM PST - Economics of Flow Batteries for Storing Energy
Fikile Brushett - Cecil and Ida Green Career Development Chair, Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering, MIT Department of Chemical Engineering
8:30AM PST - Modeling Energy Storage Systems
Dharik Mallapragada - Research Scientist, MIT Energy Initiative
MIT COVID-19 Response Funds
In exchange for the value you receive from this event, we ask that you make a donation (in an amount of your choosing) to the MIT Covid-19 Response Funds.
Funds will support:
MIT COVID-19 Research Fund
Gifts to support MIT’s response to help with the Covid-19 crisis, including providing equipment, space, expertise, and other resources to local area hospitals and other health care providers. Contributions to this fund will supplement Institute resources that are already being applied to these immediate medical needs including through the Medical Outreach and Crisis Management Team led by Professor Elazer Edelman, such as donations of personal protective equipment. Gifts will also support the work of Project Manus under Professor Martin Culpepper for projects including the design and mass manufacture of disposable face shields.
MIT COVID-19 Emergency Fund
Gifts to support MIT faculty and researchers addressing various aspects of the Covid-19 pandemic, including vaccine development, portable ventilators, AI solutions, and improved protective equipment.
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