Seminar Series

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Successful interdisciplinary research requires striking a balance between the benefits of academic discipline and the reality that big problems in decarbonization stretch across many disciplines. Our approach is to help scholars at UC San Diego learn and understand how other disciplines work — so that, over time, truly interdisciplinary work becomes possible.

A faculty seminar series is crucial to that process. It helps reveal how the sum of energy-related research on campus can be much larger than the individual parts. It aims to be a catalyst for new cross-campus, inter-disciplinary projects focused on the major challenges of deep decarbonization of the world’s energy system.

Open to faculty, research scholars, and advanced research-oriented students in the UC San Diego community. To RSVP for sessions, or be placed on a future seminar mailing list, email D2iSeminars@ucsd.edu.

All seminars are Wednesdays, 2:30-4 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

2016 - 2017 Research Seminar Series

Sept. 28, 2016: Ying Shirley Meng, Department of NanoEngineering
“Electrochemical Energy Storage — Challenges and Opportunities”
Large Qualcomm Conference Center, First Floor Jacobs School of Engineering, Jacobs Hall EBUI

Oct. 26, 2016: George Tynan, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
“Fusion as Energy: Promise, Status and Prospects”
Large Qualcomm Conference Center, First Floor Jacobs School of Engineering, Jacobs Hall EBUI

Nov. 30, 2016: Stephen Mayfield, Molecular Biology
“Photosynthetic Bio-Manufacturing in Algae — Food and Fuel for the 21st Century”
Bonner Hall 2130, Revelle College

Jan. 25, 2017: William Torre, Center for Energy Research
“Accommodation of higher penetration of renewable generation by implementation of energy storage and other advanced smart control technology to meet Decarbonization objectives”
Henry Booker Room, Second Floor Jacobs School of Engineering, Jacobs Hall EBUI

Feb. 22, 2017: Jennifer Burney, School of Global Policy and Strategy
“Energy, Poverty and the Other Side of Deep Decarbonization”
School of Global Policy and Strategy, Second Floor Dean’s Conference Room #4206

March 29, 2017: To be rescheduled.

April 26, 2017: Ralph Keeling and Ray Weiss, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
“Quantifying Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Atmospheric Measurements: An Important Reality Check”
Room to be determined, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

May 31, 2017: Ahmed Abdulla, School of Global Policy and Strategy
“A Radical Expansion of Global Nuclear Power: The Institutional Challenge”
School of Global Policy and Strategy, Second Floor Dean's Conference Room #4206

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