Program

Materials for a Sustainable Energy Future 

Summit keynotes and panelists focused on the materials challenges, opportunities and latest developments related to technologies that are impacting energy efficiency and driving us toward a sustainable energy future. Speakers are listed below. Click here to download the Summit Program.  All sessions took place in the Fess Parker Grand Ballroom unless otherwise noted.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 

 Time Session
 7:45-8:30am

 Check-in and Registration at the Fess Parker Resort
 Continental Breakfast & Networking

 8:30-8:45am

 Summit Welcome
  John Bowers
  Director, Institute for Energy Efficiency

  Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  UC Santa Barbara 

Mike Witherell
Vice Chancellor for Research
UC Santa Barbara 

 8:45-9:10am

 Opening Keynote Address: Materials Science Innovations in Energy Efficiency and Generation
  Secretary Steven Chu

  Secretary of Energy
  U.S. Department of Energy 

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 9:10-9:40am

 Fireside Chat
  Jeff Henley
  Chairman, Oracle Corporation 
  with Secretary Steven Chu

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 9:40-10:15am

 Networking Break

 10:15-10:45am

 Keynote Presentation
  Michael McQuade
  Senior Vice President of Science & Technology
  United Technologies Corporation 

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 10:45-12:00pm

 Critical Materials for Energy Technologies
 What are the key issues around extracting, processing and using materials needed for our    increasing global energy needs?
 
 
Moderator:
Barbara Goss Levi
  Contributing Editor, Physics Today
 

Panelists:
  Sangwon Suh 
  Professor, Bren School of Environmental Science & Management, UC Santa Barbara 

  Tom Graedel
Professor, Industrial Ecology, Chemical Engineering, Geology and Geophysics, Yale University 
 
  Robert Jaffe
  Professor, Department of Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 

  Alex King
  Director, Ames Laboratory, DOE Critical Materials Hub

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 12:00-1:45pm

 Networking Lunch at the Plaza del Sol

 1:45-3:00pm

 Innovations in Solid-State Lighting
 Discussions on the latest developments in this rapidly growing field.

 Moderator:
         Waguih Ishak 
         Division Vice PresidentCorning  

 Panelists:
  Steven DenBaars
  Co-Director, Solid-State Lighting & Energy Center and Professor, Department of Materials,
UC Santa Barbara 

         James Ibbetson
   Manager, Advanced LED GroupCree

         Mike Krames
         Chief Technology OfficerSoraa 

          Kelly Gordon
         Program Manager, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory  

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 3:00-3:30pm

 Networking Break

 3:30-4:45pm

 Energy Efficient Information & Communications Technology
 The future of scalability and energy efficiency for next generation ICT core networks.
 
 Moderator:
  Rod Alferness
  Dean, College of Engineering
UC Santa Barbara 

 Panelists:
  Steve Alexander
  Senior Vice PresidentCiena 

        Mario Paniccia
  Director, Photonics ResearchIntel

        Ashok Krishnamoorthy
        Architect & Chief Technologist, Oracle 

John Bowers
        Director, Institute for Energy Efficiency and Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering,

        UC Santa Barbara 

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 5:00-6:30pm

 Reception at Plaza del Sol

Thursday, May 2, 2013 

TimeSession
 8:00-8:30am

 Continental Breakfast & Networking

 8:30-8:40am

 Welcome
  David Auston
  Executive Director, Institute for Energy Efficiency
  UC Santa Barbara  

 8:40-9:10am

 Keynote Presentation
  George Crabtree

Director, Joint Center for Energy Storage Research
  Argonne National Laboratory 

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 9:10-10:25am

 Electrochemical Energy Storage Technologies
 What are the latest technologies and materials that will enable more efficient, economical and  reliable energy storage?
 
 Moderator:
  Richard Harris
  Science CorrespondentNational Public Radio  

 Panelists:
David Eaglesham
  Chief Executive Officer, Pellion Technologies
 

Jeremy Cowperthwaite
   Vice President and General Manager, Engine Starting Group, Maxwell Technologies Inc.

        Jun Liu
  Laboratory Fellow, Department of Chemical and Materials SciencePacific Northwest National Laboratory 

  Galen Stucky
  Professor, Department of MaterialsUC Santa Barbara 

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 10:25-10:50am

 Networking Break

 10:50-11:30am

 Connecting Innovation: The Utilities' Perspective
 Utility representatives will discuss the challenges and opportunities involved in transitioning towards  a clean energy grid and an energy-efficient future.

 Moderator:

David Auston
Executive Director, Institute for Energy Efficiency

 Panelists:
Steven Malnight
Vice President, Integrated Demand Side Management, PG&E 
 

  Seth Kiner
  Vice President, Customer Programs and ServicesSouthern California Edision 

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 11:30-12:45pm

 High Efficiency Power Electronics
 What does the future look like for more efficient power electronics. How can we enable and  integrate new technologies into existing systems faster?

 Moderator:
   Lisa Margonelli
  Author and JournalistNew America Foundation 

  Panelists:
  Rajeev Ram
Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science,
 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 Hari Harikumar
  VP, Advanced Technology, Ingersoll Rand

JB Straubel
Chief Technology Officer, Tesla Motors 
 

  Umesh Mishra
Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, UC Santa Barbara
CEO and Co-founder, Transphorm

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 12:45-1:30pm

 Lunch & Keynote Presentation
   
Kateri Callahan
PresidentAlliance to Save Energy

  1:30- 2:00pm

 Fireside Chat
       Dan Burnham
       Retired President and CEO, Raytheon Company
       with Kateri Callahan

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