Center for Sustainable Energy at Notre Dame

2016 Distinguished Lectures and Sponsorships

  • October 27 - A 40 Year Journey Through Teaching, Research and Roads Less Travelled
    Eduardo Wolf
    Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Notre Dame
    Sponsored by the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  • October 29 - Making U.S. Nuclear Plants Safer by Incorporating Lessons Learned from the Fukushima Nuclear Accident
    Mark W. Lloyd
    Director of Projects, American Electric Power Nuclear Generation
    Sponsored by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences
  • November 17 - Electrodialysis and Water-Oil Separations Using Membranes Coated with Polyelectrolyte Brushes and Multilayers 
    Merlin Bruening
    Department of Chemistry, Michigan State University
    Sponsored by the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  • November 19 - A Probabilistic Fracture Mechanics Approach to Weld Stability in Nuclear Power Plant Piping 
    Scott Sanborn
    Senior Member, Technical Staff, Structural & Thermal Analysis Department, Sandia National Laboratories
    Sponsored by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences
  • January 21 - Heterogeneous Catalysis: Synthesis, Spectroscopy and Kinetics of Supported Metal Oxide Catalysts for Natural Gas Upgrading
    Carlos Carrero
    Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Sponsored by the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  • February 4 - Materials Design and the Investigation of Interfacial Chemistry and Electronic Structure for Solar Fuel Synthesis Devices
    Coleman Kronawitter
    Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering, Princeton University
    Sponsored by the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  • February 8, 9, and 10 - Reilly Lecture Series
    Catalytic Reduction of Carbon Dioxide
    Inorganic Mixed Valency: Electron Transfer Across Hydrogen Bonds and Through Supramolecular Assemblies
    Artificial Formate Dehygrogenases (FDHs): The Importance of Hydricity in CO2 Reduction and Formate Oxidation

    Clifford Kubiak
    Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Harold C. Urey Chair in Chemistry, University of California at San Diego
    Sponsored by the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry as part of the Reilly Lecture Series
  • February 11 – Power Infrastructure: Research Needs in Civil Engineering
    Kimberly Kurtis
    Professor, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Associate Dean, College of Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
    Sponsored by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences
  • February 12 - Breaking Strong Bonds and Recovering Rare Earths: Adventures in Sustainable Chemistry
    Marion Emmert
    Assistant Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
    Sponsored by the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • March 11 - New Materials and Imaging Methodologies for Chemistry and Materials Science Communities
    Osman Bakr, Kuo-Wei Huang, and Omar Mohammed, Division of Physical Sciences and Engineering, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    Sponsored by Notre Dame Radiation Laboratory
  • March 29 - The Physics of Energy 
    Abigail Mechtenberg
    Professor of Physics, University of Notre Dame
    Sponsored by the Department of Physics
  • April 3 and 4 – A Global Compact For Sustainable Development
    A conference to explore the significance of the encyclical, as well as the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, convened by the Center for Ethics and Religious Values In Business/Mendoza College of Business and the United Nations Global Compact
    Sponsored by Center for Social Concerns, ND Energy, Keough School of Global Affairs, Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index/Environmental Change Initiative, and Notre Dame Sustainability Minor
  • April 5 and 6 - Reilly Lecture Series 
    Layer-by-Layer Synthesis of Nanoscale Materials for Energy Conversion 
    Powering the Future with Sustainable Energy: How Do We Get There?

    Stacey Bent
    Chair, Department of Chemical Engineering; Jagdeep and Roshni Singh Professor, School of Engineering; Director, TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy; Senior Fellow, Precourt Institute of Energy, Stanford University
    Sponsored by the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  • April 14 – Chernobyl:30 Years Later
    James E. Alleman
    Notre Dame Alumnus; Joel and Judy Cerwick Professor of Environmental Engineering, Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Iowa State University; Jefferson Science Fellow, USAID Bureau for Europe and Eurasia
    Sponsored by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences
  • April 14 - Greenhouse Gas Awareness Day
    A program for students to discuss the relationship between water and emissions and featuring ongoing research projects and what individuals and the community can do to combat greenhouse gas emissions.
    Sponsored by Office of Sustainability, ND Energy, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences, John J. Reilly Center, and Environmental Change Initiative
  • April 15 - Bioelectrochemical Systems as Experimental Platforms for Studying Microbial Physiology: Nitrate and Electrode Utilization by Geobacter Metallireducens Biofilms 
    John Regan
    Professor of Environmental Engineering, Pennsylvania State University
    Sponsored by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences