Tuesday, September 21 at 11:15am U.S. EDT
Deputy Secretary David Turk
U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy
Biography: Prior to his nomination as Deputy Secretary, Turk was the Deputy Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA), where he focused on helping countries around the world tackle their clean energy transitions. He also directed reports on the digitalization of energy systems, the future of clean hydrogen, and a project tracking progress on a wide range of clean energy technologies.
During the Obama-Biden Administration, Turk coordinated international technology and clean energy efforts at DOE. During this time, he helped spearhead the launch of Mission Innovation—a global effort to enhance clean energy innovation.
Turk also served as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director at the U.S. National Security Council, where he coordinated interagency legislative affairs efforts by the full range of national security agencies and provided legislative advice to National Security Council decision-making. He also previously worked at the U.S. Department of State, including as Deputy Special Envoy for Climate Change and helping to coordinate New Start Treaty ratification efforts in the U.S. Senate.
Earlier in his career, Turk worked in both the U.S. Senate, primarily on national security issues, and as the Staff Director of the National Security Subcommittee of the House Oversight Committee.
Turk was born in Quito, Ecuador and raised in Rock Falls, Illinois. He is a graduate of both the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of Virginia Law School. He and his wife, Emily Turk, have three children.
Wednesday, September 22 at 11:30am U.S. EDT
Dr. Jerry Yan
Director of Future Energy Profile, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)
and Mälardalen University (MDH), Sweden
Keynote Title: Future Energy transition Towards Carbon Neutrality
Biography: Prof. Jerry Yan, PhD: Prof. Jerry Yan is chair professor of Energy Engineering at Mälardalen University, Sweden. Prof. Yan's research interests include advanced energy systems; renewable energy; advanced power generation; climate change mitigation technologies and related environment and policy etc. Prof. Yan published about 400 papers including papers in Science, Nature Energy, Nature Climate & Nature Communications and hold 10+ patents with about 15000+ citations and H-index 62. Prof. Yan is the editor-in-chief of Applied Energy journal (Impact factor 9.746), Advances in Applied Energy, & editor-in-chief of Handbook of Clean Energy Systems. He is the Chair of International Conferences on Applied Energy. He is an academician of European Academy of Sciences and Arts, and serves as the advisory expert to the UN, EU, & ADB etc. Founder of ICAE, AEii, UNiLAB, iCET, Energy Proceedings, EnerarXiv and OC:E etc. He has led research platform (Future Energy Profile) with funding of over 80 MEuro by Swedish Knowledge Foundation and industrial partners, and participated in several EU Projects (FP5, FP6, FP7, and Horizon) and other international and national projects. He was granted with several awards, such as Global Human Settlements Award of Green Technology, 2014 with supported by UNDP etc. Finalist of SWFF (Securing Water for Food: A Grand Challenge for Development) award by USAID, Government of Sweden and the Netherlands, 2015; William Mong Distinguished Lecture, Hong Kong, 2017. Energy Islands’ Award conferred by the European Union with the project TILOS (2017), Highly Cited Researcher (one of the two selected in engineering in Sweden) by Web of Sciences, Swedish Royal Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA)’s Research2Business Top100.
DOE and ARPA-E Financing Clean Energy Projects
- Natalie Smith; Senior Research Engineer at Southwest Research Institute
- Title: Bringing the Brayton Battery to Life: Small-Scale PHES Demo
- Richard Brody, VP Business Development, Quidnet Energy
- Michael Reed; Department of Energy’s Loan Programs Office (LPO)
CCUS (Carbon Capture Utilization & Storage)
- Raghubir Gupta, Co-founder and President of Susteon Inc.
- Jen Wilcox, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary (PDAS) for Fossil Energy at U.S. Department of Energy
- Noah Deich, President and Co-Founder, Carbon180
International Case Studies
- Fabio Poretti, Technical & Scientific Officer CEWEP - Confederation of European Waste-to-Energy Plants
- Christian Sattler, Acting director of the German Aerospace Center’s Institute of Future Fuels
- Michael Weber, Chief Science and Technology Officer at ENGIE and Josey Centennial Professor in Energy Resources at the University of Texas at Austin
Energy Storage - ASME Committee
- Arnold Feldman, JJDS Environmental and Chair ASME Energy Storage Committee
Creating a Sustainable Internal Combustion Engine with Carbon-Neutral and Carbon-Free Fuels
- Kelly Senecal, Co-founder and owner of Convergent Science
Energy Storage: Partnering with DOE's National Labs
- Noel M. Bakhtian, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (LBNL), Executive Director for the Berkeley Lab Energy Storage Center
- Stephen Hendrickson, DOE, Program Manager in Office of Technology Transitions
- [Hydrogen] Adam Weber, LBNL, Leader for Energy Conversion Group and Co-Director for DOE Million Mile Fuel Cell Truck Consortium
- [Long Duration Energy Storage] Andrew Mills, LBNL, Co-Lead for the Initiative on Energy Storage Across Time and Length Scales
- [Computational Materials] Anubhav Jain, LBNL, Deputy Director for the Materials Project
- [User Facilities & Battery Science) Ashley White, LBNL, Head of Strategic Development for Energy Sciences
- [Lithium & Supply Chains] Michael Whittaker, LBNL, Director of the Lithium Resource Research & Innovation Center (LiRRIC)
- [Thermal Energy Storage] Sumanjeet (Suman) Kaur, LBNL, Group Leader of the Thermal Energy Group
Infrastructure on Clean Energy
- Ulrich Muenz, Principal Key Expert for Control Systems for power grids and head of Autonomous Systems and Control at Siemens Technology
- Abhinav Krishna, Executive Director, Partnership Development & Commercialization; Constellation
- Andrew Dessler, Professor of Atmospheric Sciences; Texas A&M University
- Title: Climate models: Why You Should Believe Them
- Andy Miller, Associate Director for Climate with EPA's Office of Research and Development (ORD)
- Title: Using Climate Models in Decision Making
Investing in Clean Energy
- Juliana Garaizar, Head of Houston Incubator and VP of Innovation for Greentown Labs
- Isida Tushe, Founder of 34Equity
- Dr. Sunita Satyapal, Director for the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies
- Neha Rustagi, Technology Manager for the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies
- Dr. Jeffrey Goldmeer, Emergent Technologies Director at GE Gas Power
- Robert Schrecengost, Senior Program Manager for the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Fossil Energy & Carbon Management
- Jack Brouwer, Associate Director of the National Fuel Cell Research Center (NFCRC) and Advanced Power and Energy Program (APEP) at the University of California, Irvine
- Mikal Boe, CEO of CORE Power
- Nick Irwin, Principal Investigator Southern Company Services, Inc
- Josh Walters, Deputy Program Manager, Molten Chloride Fast Reactor at TerraPower LLC