Center for Sustainable Energy at Notre Dame


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9:00 a.m.
Registration and Morning Refreshments in the
Atrium of McKenna Hall

  • 9:15–9:30 a.m.

    Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C.
    President, University of Notre Dame
    Notre Dame, IN

10:30–11:00 a.m.
Break and Poster Session

  • 11:00–11:30 a.m.
    C02 Capture - Challenges and Opportunities

    Joan F. Brennecke
    Bernard Keating-Crawford Chair of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Director of the Notre Dame Energy Center, University of Notre Dame
    Notre Dame, IN

Jay P. Gore
Vincent P. Reilly Professor of Mechanical Engineering and
Director of the Energy Center at Discovery Park, Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN

12:00–1:30 p.m.
Lunch, Lower Level Dining Room

12:45 p.m.
Keynote Address

The Honorable Joseph Donnelly
Second Congressional District, State of Indiana, U.S. House of Representatives
Washington, D.C.

1:30–2:00 p.m.

Economic Impact of Investments in Chemical Sciences

Hratch G. Semerjian
President and Executive Director, Council for Chemical Research
Washington, D.C.


  • 3:30–4:30 p.m.
    Panel Discussion/Conclusion

    Paul W. Bohn, Arthur J. Schmitt Chair of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Professor of Chemistry, University of Notre Dame

    Panel Members
    Joan F. Brennecke, University of Notre Dame
    David Brenner, Director, Innovation Park, University of Notre Dame
    Patricia M. Dehmer, U.S. Department of Energy
    Hratch G. Semerjian, Council for Chemical Research
    Vinod K. Sikka, Ross Technology - Oak Ridge