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Stanford Energy Solutions Week – Frontiers in Energy Technology

May 2-6, 2022

Program Agenda

May 2May 3 I May 4 I May 5 I May 6

 

Monday, May 2, 2022
Hydrogen Initiative
Hydrogen for Deep Decarbonization

8:30 - 8:40 am   Welcome

  • Yi Cui, Director, Precourt Institute for Energy; Fortinet Founders Professor of Engineering, Stanford University

8:40 - 9:00 am   The Stanford Hydrogen Initiative

  • Friedrich Prinz, Professor, Materials Science and Engineering; Co-Faculty Director, Stanford Hydrogen Initiative, Stanford University
  • Xiaolin Zheng, Professor, Mechanical Engineering; Co-Faculty Director, Stanford Hydrogen Initiative, Stanford University

9:00 – 9:30 am   Keynote: The Path to Zero Emissions and the Role of Hydrogen

  • Tom Linebarger, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Cummins Inc.

9:30 – 10:00 am   Keynote: The U.S. DOE Hydrogen Program

  • Sunita Satyapal, Director, U.S. Department of Energy's Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office

10:00 - 11:00 am   Panel 1: Hydrogen for Industrial Applications

  • Friedrich Prinz, (Moderator) Professor, Materials Science and Engineering; Co-Faculty Director, Stanford Hydrogen Initiative, Stanford University
  • Ashok Belani, Chairman, Genvia Board
  • Jerry Griffin, General Manager, Global Sustainability, Delta Air Lines
  • Peter Sawicki, Regional Director for Sales and Marketing, Pacific West, Mitsubishi Power Americas
  • Craig Scott, General Manager & Director of Fuel Cell Solutions, Toyota Motor North America

11:00 – 11:15 am   Break

11:15 -11:45 am   Stanford Research Showcase

  • Matthias Ihme, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University
  • Tom Jaramillo, Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering, Stanford University
  • Xueli (Sherry) Zheng, Physical Science Research Scientist, Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University

11:45 – 12:30 pm   Fireside Chat

  • Introduction by Kam Moler, Transition Dean, Vice Provost and Dean of Research, Marvin Chodorow Professor and Professor of Applied Physics and of Physics, Stanford University
  • Arun Majumdar, Jay Precourt Provostial Chair Professor, Stanford University
  • Condoleezza Rice, Professor in Global Business and Economy, Stanford University

12:30 – 1:15 pm   Lunch

1:15 – 2:15 pm   Panel 2: Generation and Distribution of Hydrogen

  • Xiaolin Zheng (Moderator), Professor, Mechanical Engineering; Co-Faculty Director, Stanford Hydrogen Initiative, Stanford University
  • Kathy Ayers, Vice President, Research and Development, Nel
  • David Edwards, Director & Advocate for Hydrogen Energy, Air Liquide
  • Matt Pitcher, Head of the Hydrogen Technology Portfolio, Technip Energies
  • Leonardo Spanu, Principal Scientist, Shell Project & Technology

2:15 – 3:15 pm   Panel 3: International Perspectives and National Strategies for Hydrogen

  • Steven Chu (Moderator), Professor of Physics and of Molecular & Cellular Physiology, Stanford University
  • Ashok Belani, Chairman, Genvia Board
  • Tony Chan, President, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)
  • Stephen Eglash, Director, Applied Energy Division, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
  • Kazuaki Osumi, Director General, NEDO Silicon Valley
  • Gauri Singh, Deputy Director-General, IRENA

3:15 – 3:30 pm   Break

3:30 – 4:00 pm   Stanford Research Showcase

  • Wendy Gu, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University
  • Anthony Kovscek, Professor, Energy Resources Engineering, Stanford University
  • James Swartz, Professor, Chemical Engineering, Stanford University

4:00 – 4:15 pm   Break

4:15 – 5:15 pm   Panel 4: Start-ups | Technology Solutions and Innovation

5:15 – 6:15 pm   Champagne Round Tables Reception

 


Tuesday May 3, 2022
StorageX Initiative
Energy Storage

8:30 - 8:40 am   Welcome

  • Yi Cui, Director, Precourt Institute for Energy, Stanford University; Fortinet Founders Professor of Engineering, Stanford University
  • Will Chueh, Associate Professor, Stanford University, Faculty Director, Stanford StorageX Initiative

9:00 – 10:15 am   Panel 1: Circular Economy / Supply Chain

  • Will Tarpeh (Moderator), Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering, Stanford University
  • Yuan Gao, Board Director, Lithium Americas Corporation
  • Kerstin Schierle-Arndt, Vice President Research Inorganic Materials and Synthesis, Associate Director CARA - California Research Alliance by BASF
  • VIvas Kumar, CEO & Co-Founder, Mitra Chen
  • Steven Cai, CTO, Gotion

10:15 – 10:30 am   Break

10:30 – 11:45 am   Panel 2: Charging for Mobility

  • Will Chueh (Moderator), Associate Professor, Stanford University, Faculty Director, Stanford StorageX Initiative
  • Yi Cui, Director, Precourt Institute for Energy, Stanford University
  • Jim Cushing, General Manager, Energy Storage Solutions, Applied Materials
  • Madhur Boloor, Manager, Carbon Neutral Program at Toyota Research Institute
  • Heino Sommer, Director of Development, Cellforce Group
  • Ionel Stefan, Chief Technology Officer, Amprius

11:45 – 1:00pm   Lunch

1:00 – 2:15 pm   Panel 3: Long Duration Storage

  • Arun Majumdar (Moderator), Jay Precourt Provostial Chair Professor, Stanford University
  • Dan Reicher, Senior Research Scholar, Stanford Woods Institute for Environment
  • Clyde Loutan, Principal of Renewable Energy Integration, CAISO
  • Mateo Jaramillo, Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer, Form Energy
  • Andrew Ponec, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, Antora Energy
  • Fong Wan, Senior Vice President of Energy Policy & Procurement, PG&E
  • Clyde Loutan, Principal of Renewable Energy Integration, CAISO

2:15 – 3:45 pm   Panel 4:  Stanford Headline Research

Presented by Students from:

3:45 – 4:00 pm   Break

4:00 – 4:40 pm   Energy Storage Start-ups

  • Noon Energy - Ultra low-cost carbon battery for long-duration storage (LDS), Chris Graves, Founder & CEO
  • Blue Current - Elastic composite solid-state battery, Ben Eiref, CEO
  • Aionics - AI/ML for discovering new materials, Austin Sendek, Co-Founder and CEO
  • EnerVenue - Ni-Hydrogen battery for LDS, Brad Dore, Senior Director of Marketing
  • Anthro Energy- Novel safe polymer electrolyte, Joe Papp, CTO
  • Posh Robotics - Universal, scalable, and safe battery packs renewal, Wesley Zheng, Founder and CEO
  • Renewell - Gravitational LDS, Kemp Gregory, Co-Founder and CEO

4:40 – 5:10 pm   Fireside Chat

  • Drew Baglino, Senior Vice President, Powertrain and Energy Engineering, Tesla
  • Yi Cui, Director, Precourt Institute for Energy, Stanford University; Fortinet Founders Professor of Engineering, Stanford University
  • Will Chueh, Associate Professor, Stanford University, Faculty Director, Stanford StorageX Initiative

4:45 – 5:30 pm    Networking Session 

5:10 – 6:30 pm    General Reception

6:00 pm   StorageX Member Dinner (by-invitation)


Wednesday May 4, 2022
Strategic Energy Alliance
Stanford Energy Research Showcase

8:30 am – 9:45 am   Session 1: Precourt Energy Research Approach- Organizing for Maximum Impact

  •  Yi Cui, Director, Precourt Institute for Energy; Fortinet Founders Professor of Engineering, Stanford University
  •  Yi Cui, Director, Precourt Institute for Energy, Stanford University: presentation of the Global Energy Heroes Prize
  •  Richard Sassoon, Executive Director, SEA, Precourt Institute for Energy, Stanford University
  •  Jennifer Milne, Associate Director for Advanced Research Projects, Precourt Institute for Energy, Stanford University
  •  Jimmy Chen, Managing Director, Stanford Energy Corporate Affiliates (SECA), Precourt Institute for Energy, Stanford University
  •  Sarah Saltzer, Managing Director, Stanford Carbon Removal Initiative (SCRI), Department of Energy Resources Engineering, Stanford University
  •  Diana Gragg, Managing Director, Explore Energy, Precourt Institute for Energy, Stanford University

9:45 am – 10:00 am   Break

10:00 am – 12 noon:  Session 2: Energy Science and Technology – Developing Our Energy Options

  •  Richard Sassoon, Executive Director, SEA, Precourt Institute for Energy - Moderating
  •  Mark Brongersma, Stephen Harris Professor and Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and, by courtesy, of Applied Physics, Stanford University
  •  Alexander Giovannitti, Postdoctoral Scholar, Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University
  •  Eric Pop, Professor of Electrical Engineering, and of Materials Science & Engineering (by courtesy), Stanford University
  •  Naomi Boness, Managing Director of the Stanford Natural Gas Initiative, Stanford University

12 noon – 1:00 pm  Lunch

1:00 – 3:30 pm   Session 3: Carbon and Waste Management – Minimizing the Environmental Impact

  •  Jennifer Milne, Associate Director for Advanced Research Projects, SEA, Precourt Institute for Energy - Moderating
  •  Arthur Grossman, Staff Scientist, Department of Plant Biology; Carnegie Institution for Science; Professor (by Courtesy), Biology, Stanford University
  •  Bob Waymouth, Robert Eckles Swain Professor of Chemistry and Professor, by courtesy, of Chemical Engineering, Stanford University
  •  Dan Congreve, Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University
  •  Tiziana Vanorio, Senior Associate Dean of Educational Affairs, Associate Professor of Geological Sciences and, by courtesy, of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University
  •  Anthony Kovscek, Professor, Energy Resources Engineering, Stanford University

3:30 – 3:45 pm   Break
3:45 – 5:15 pm   Session 4: Energy Policy and Analysis – Driving Real Change

  • Richard Sassoon, Executive Director, SEA, Precourt Institute for Energy - Moderating
  • Adam Brandt, Associate Professor of Energy Resources Engineering and Senior Fellow, Precourt Institute for Energy, Stanford University
  • Connor Nolan, Postdoctoral Scholar in Biology, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
  • Alicia Seiger, Managing Director, Sustainable Finance Initiative, Precourt Institute for Energy, Stanford

5:15 – 6:45 pm    Reception & Student Poster Session: Huang Lower Terrace, basement level

7:00 – 9:00 pm  SEA Member Dinner (strictly by invitation only): Y2E2 conference room 299

 

     

Thursday May 5, 2022
Bits & Watts Initiative
AI for Clean Energy & Climate Resilience

8:30 - 9:00 am   Welcome and Opening Remarks

  • Inês Azevedo, Associate Professor, Department of Energy Resources Engineering, Stanford University
  • Arun Majumdar, Jay Precourt Provostial Chair Professor, Stanford University

9:00 - 9:30 am   Keynote - Stanford's New School Focused on Climate & Sustainability

  • Stephan Graham, Transition Vice Dean; Chester Naramore Dean of the School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences; Welton Joseph and Maud Lanphere Crook Professor of Applied Earth Sciences.

9:30 – 10:15 am   Panel - Bits & Watts Member Perspectives

  • Heather Rock, Chief of Staff to Executive Vice President of Engineering, Planning, and Strategy, Pacific Gas and Electric Company
  • Cameron Briggs, General Manager of Future Energy, Origin Energy

10:15 – 10:30 am   Break

10:30 -11:15am   Stanford Precourt Pioneering Projects Overview

  • AI for Decarbonized Climate-Resilient, and Equitable Energy System- Arun Majumdar, Jay Precourt Provostial Chair Professor, Stanford University
  • MESMERIZE - Inês Azevedo, Associate Professor, Department of Energy Resources Engineering, Stanford University

11:15 – 11:30 pm   Student Lightening Talks

  • CCSNet - A Deep Learning Modeling Suite for CO2 storage – Gege Wen, Energy Resource Engineering
  • DeepSolar - Zhecheng Wang, Civil and Environmental Engineering

11:30 - 1:00   Lunch

1:00 – 2:00 pm   Panel - Innovation Through Collaboration

  • Pamela Isom, Director of the Artificial Intelligence and Technology Office, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Thomas Birr, Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer, E.ON
  • RV Guha, Founder and Lead, DataCommons.org; Fellow and VP, Google

2:00 – 3:00 pm   AI for Energy & Climate @ Stanford

  • DataWave - Aditi Sheshadri, Assistant Professor of Earth System Science, by courtesy, in Geophysics and Center Fellow, by courtesy, at the Woods Institute for the Environment
  • Battery Informatics - Will Chueh, Associate Professor, Stanford University, Faculty Director, Stanford StorageX Initiative`

3:00 – 3:30 pm   Break

3:30 – 4:30 pm   Entrepreneurial Innovation

4:30 – 5:00 pm   Closing Remarks and Key Takeaways

5:00 – 7:00 pm   Networking Reception

 


Friday May 6, 2022
Bits & Watts Initiative
Annual Meeting

8:30 - 8:40 am   Welcome

  • Inês Azevedo, Associate Professor, Department of Energy Resources Engineering, Stanford University

8:45 – 9:00 am   Bits and Watts AC Report

  • Liang Min, Managing Director, Bits & Watts Initiative, Stanford University

9:00 – 10:00 am   Bits & Watts Seed Grant Research Highlights

  • Embedded Heat Pipe Thermal Management Solution for Fast Charging EVs - Ken Goodson
  • Networked Battery Systems Lab – Philip Levis
  • Wide Bandgap semiconductor for power electronics – Srabanti Chowdhury
  • Second-Life EV Batteries – Simona Onori

10:00 -10:30 am   Break

10:30 – 11:00 am   Member Collaboration Project Ideas

  • Inês Azevedo (Moderator), Associate Professor, Department of Energy Resources Engineering, Stanford University
  • Floating Offshore Wind Grid Interconnection
  • Global Electricity System Real-time Emission Tracking

11:00 – 12:00 pm   EV50 Student Panel

  • Liang Min (Moderator), Managing Director, Bits & Watts Initiative, Stanford University
  • Siobhan Powell
  • Justin Luke
  • Ilai Bistritz
  • Emmanuel Balogun
  • Nora Hennessy

12:00 – 1:30 pm   Working Lunch – EV50 Program Next Steps

1:30 – 3:00 pm   Bits & Watts Member Meeting (By-invitation)