Energy: the World and MIT

MIT Energy Initiative Deputy Director Robert Stoner will give an overview of the world’s most pressing energy challenges and how MITEI approaches energy research and education. Four energy researchers will describe major areas of energy research at MIT including solar, nuclear, carbon capture and sequestration, and electrical grids. This session will provide important background and resources for MISTI students doing energy-related internships around the world.

Robert J. Stoner is an inventor and technology entrepreneur who has worked extensively in academia and industry throughout his career, having built and managed successful technology firms in the semiconductor, IT and optics industries. Stoner also serves as co-Director of the Tata Center for Technology and Design at MIT, and is a member of the Science and Technology Committee of the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, which manages the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. His current research relates to energy technology and policy for developing countries.

Francis O’Sullivan is Director of Research and Analysis at the MIT Energy Initiative, and a lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management. His research interests span a range of topics related to energy technologies, policy and economics. His current research is focused on unconventional oil and gas resources, the energy-water nexus, and solar energy.

Howard J. Herzog is a Senior Research Engineer in the MIT Energy Initiative. He received his undergraduate and graduate education in Chemical Engineering and has industrial experience with Eastman Kodak (1972-1974), Stone & Webster (1975-1978), Aspen Technology (1981-1986), and Spectra Physics (1986-1988). At MIT since 1989, Herzog’s research on energy and the environment has had an emphasis on greenhouse gas mitigation technologies.

Ignacio J. Pérez Arriaga is a Professor of Engineering, Economics and Regulation of the Electric Power Sector, and a major contributor across the spectrum of electric power systems, from system dynamic analysis, monitoring and diagnosis at the start of his academic career, to economic and regulatory analysis. Pérez-Arriaga served for 5 years as Commissioner at the Spanish Electricity Regulatory Commission.

Jacopo Buongiorno is a Professor of Nuclear Science and Engineering, where he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in thermo-fluids engineering and nuclear reactor engineering. His areas of technical expertise and research interest are reactor design, nanofluid technology, fluid dynamics, and two-phase flow and heat transfer in advanced nuclear systems. 

This event is part of the MISTI-wide training series. 

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