Thank you to everyone who attended the 4th Annual ND Energy Research Symposium titled, "Achieving Carbon Neutrality: An Emphasis on Global Partnerships and Climate Justice" on June 3-4, 2021. If you missed or would like to revisit any part of it, we invite you to view the recordings below.
June 3, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. (ET)
"ND Energy and University Sustainable Energy Initiatives" by Peter C. Burns, Director, Center for Sustainable Energy at Notre Dame (ND Energy); Henry Massman Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences, University of Notre Dame
Opening Keynote: “Power Trip: Transforming Past Societies to Address Today’s Looming Crisis” by Michael Webber, Josey Centennial Professor in Energy Resources and Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas-Austin; Chief Science and Technology Officer, ENGIE (Paris, France)
“U-M President's Commission on Carbon Neutrality Recommendations and Pathway Forward” by Jennifer Haverkamp, Professor from Practice at Michigan Law and Graham Family Director of the U-M Graham Sustainability Institute, University of Michigan
Poster Session 1:
- Neha Mehra, graduate student in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and member of the William Schneider research group, presented "Ethylene Oligomerization Catalyzed by Single-site, Oxide Supported Metal Catalysts: Interrogation by Density Functional Theory (DFT)"
- Yujia Wang, graduate student in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and member of the William Schneider research group, presented "First-principles Analysis of Dicopper Species in Zeolites for O2 Activation and Implications for Catalyst Optimization"
Panel Discussion: “Creating a Sustainable Regional Network of Stakeholders, Researchers, and Community Members to Achieve Carbon Neutrality” moderated by Carol Mullaney, Senior Director, Office of Sustainability, University of Notre Dame, with panelists:
- Tom Purekal, Program Director and Term Assistant Teaching Professor, Pulte Institute for Global Development
- Danielle Wood, Associate Professor of the Practice and ND-GAIN Project Director, Environmental Change Initiative (ND-ECI)
- Jay Brockman, Director, Center for Civic Innovation (CCI)
- Ginger Sigmon, Managing Director, Center for Sustainable Energy (ND Energy)
June 4, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. (ET)
“Becoming the First U.S. University to Achieve Carbon Neutrality” by Megan Litke, Director of Sustainability Programs, Office of Sustainability, American University
“Benefits of Measurement, Reporting, and Verification to Achieve Carbon Neutrality and Aid in Policy Development” by Chelsea Hasenauer, Senior Manager of GHG- and Water-related Measurement, Reporting, and Verification Initiatives, The Climate Registry
“Commodifying Absence: Carbon Offsets to Achieve Carbon Neutrality by 2025” by Brenna Biggs, Carbon Neutrality Initiative: Carbon Offsets Fellow, University of California-Irvine
Poster Session 2:
- Jishnudas Chakkamalayath, graduate student in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and member of the Prashant Kamat research group, presented "Light Induced Expulsion of Gold from CsPbBr3-Au Hybrid Nanocrystals"
- Anthony Kipkorir, graduate student in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and member of the Prashant Kamat research group, presented "Designing Perovskite Heterostructure; Capping CsPbBr3 Quantum Dots (QDs) with CdS"
- Jeffrey DuBose, graduate student in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and member of the Prashant Kamat research group, presented "Energy Transfer in Perovskite Nanocrystals: Is it a Singlet or a Triplet?"
Closing Keynote: “GE's Commitment to Carbon Neutrality by 2030 and Beyond” by Lene Mi Ran Kristiansen, Sustainability Leader, GE Renewable Energy (Kolding, South Denmark, Denmark)