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Energy Discussion Group

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The Energy Discussion Group is an interdisciplinary group of faculty, staff, and students who share a passion for energy research. The group meets approximately once per month to hear a presentation and discuss energy-related developments, both technical and political. Attendees come from Engineering, Physics, and Chemistry, but all are welcome.

Fall 2011 Meeting Schedule:

Strategy for Renewable Electricity in San Diego by 2020
Dr. Richard Caputo
Molten Salt Cooled Central Receiver Plant Technology

Michael McDowell-
Program Manger
Energy Technology Development

Pratt & Whitney- Rocketdyne- SolarReserve

Architectural Daylighting: Sidelighting & Toplighting Controls & Strategies for Energy Efficiency
Principal, Sweitzer LLP -
Architectural Acoustics & Daylighting
Solar Forecasting for Utility-Scale Solar Power Plants
Jan Kleissl
Assistant Professor,
Environmental Engineering
Dept. of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
co-Director, California Solar Energy Collaborative
Associate Director, UCSD Center for Energy Research

Spring 2011 Meeting Schedule:

"Adaptive motion and why fish as so efishent,
Part 2: A fluid-structure interaction of a morphed wind turbine blade."
Dr Piotr Krawczyk, Mech. Eng.
Fuels from Water, CO2, and Solar Energy
Zephen Specht, SDSU Chemistry
Intelligent Systems for Electric Vehicles and the Evolving Smart Grid

Fall 2010 Meeting Schedule:

Energy Storage Presentation
Adaptive motion and why fish are so efishent
Jarrett Hilfiger, Mech. Eng.

The meetings take place in Dean's Conference Room, GMCS Building, room 602, from 11:30 to 1:00 PM.

If you have not attended before, please RSVP to

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