ND Energy Bouts: Fighting for Renewable Energy

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If you had $100 million to donate for cutting edge research in the fields of solar, wind, and/or nuclear energy, how would you distribute it? Join ND Energy as we host a debate between three prominent Notre Dame researchers who will attempt to persuade you to give them your virtual vote. An energy business executive will serve as moderator and fact-checker while offering an update from his vantage point.

Be sure to bring an electronic device so that you can cast your vote. Pizza and drinks will be available.

And in this corner!

  • Representing nuclear: Peter Burns, Henry Massman Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences; Concurrent Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry; Director, Center for Sustainable Energy at Notre Dame (ND Energy); Director, NNSA Actinide Center of Excellence (ACE)
  • Representing wind: Thomas Corke, Clark Chair Professor, Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering; Director, Hessert Laboratory; Director, Institute for Flow Physics and Control
  • Representing solar: Prashant Kamat, Rev. John A. Zahm Professor of Science, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Radiation Laboratory; Concurrent Professor, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Moderated by

Khalil Shalabi is the newly appointed Executive VP for Strategic Initiatives and Transformation with the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA). Formerly VP for Market Operations and Resource Planning at Austin Energy and the New York Power Authority, Shalabi has experience in the business of solar, wind, and nuclear. He graduated from Notre Dame in 1988 with a BS in Mechanical Engineering before following up with a Master’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Columbia Engineering. He also earned an MBA in Finance and Management from the NYU Stern School of Business.

Co-sponsored by ND Energy and the Notre Dame Energy and Resources Club.

ND Energy Bouts Poster
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ND Energy Bouts Classroom Slide (JPG)