ASME Conference Led by Woodruff School Alumni
Three Woodruff School alums will lead the ASME 2012 6th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, co-located with the ASME 2012 10th Fuel Cell Science, Engineering, and Technology Conference in San Diego, CA. Laura Schaefer, MSME '97 and Ph.D. ME '00, acts as the general program chair. Michael Ellis, MSME '93 and Ph.D. ME '96, is a technical program chair. Jorge Gonzalez, Ph.D. ME '94, is the workshop and student track coordinator.
Sponsored by ASME Solar Energy Division and Advanced Energy Systems Division, the conference will provide a forum for the exchange of information about cutting-edge technology in the energy technology field including advances in materials, process modeling, system design, performance measurement, and case studies for all types of advanced energy technology including solar, wind, biomass, cogeneration, high and low temperature fuel cells, micro- and nano-technologies, thermal and electric storage, and many others. Applications addressed in the conference presentations include transportation systems, both distributed-generation and utility scale stationary systems, and portable power systems. The conference will consist of plenary talks, invited talks, panel discussions, workshops, tutorials, technical sessions, poster presentations and exhibitions, thus providing a unique opportunity for communication and collaboration between academia, industry, and planners. The conference program, which runs from July 23-26, 2012, is organized in 15 Energy Sustainability tracks and 13 Fuel Cell Tracks along with many interesting plenary session speakers. In addition, an exciting poster session will take place on July 24.
This is a refereed conference, and of 452 abstracts the review process resulted in over 250 high-quality papers by scientists and engineers from academia, industry, and government laboratories all over the world including, Australia, Canada, China, Columbia, Cyprus, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Iran, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Norway, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Taiwan, Qatar, the UK the USA, and Venezuela.