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Wednesday, October 9 • 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Emerging Technologies in Energy: Powering a World of 9 Billion

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Kerry Emanuel, Professor, MIT will discuss the realities of our changing climate, and the imperative to establish sustainable energy for a world of 9 billion citizens by 2050

Dirk Smit, Vice President of exploration technology with Shell, on exploring for harder-to-find oil and gas resources

Leslie Dewan, Chief Science Officer, Transatomic Power on her plan to build a nuclear reactor that costs half as much, consumes nuclear waste, and will never melt down

John Dabiri, Professor, California Institute of Technology on a new approach to capturing wind power




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John Dabiri

Professor, California Institute of Technology
John Dabiri is a Professor of Aeronautics and Bioengineering at Caltech ~d a 2010 MacArthur Fellow. He graduated from Princeton University with a B.S.E. degree summa cum laude in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering in 2001. He earned an M.S. degree in Aeronautics atCaltech, followed by a Ph.D. in Bioengineering with a minor in Aeronautics in 2005. He joined the Caltech faculty the same year. His honors include selection to Popular Science... Read More →
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Leslie Dewan

Chief Science Officer, Transatomic Power
Dr. Leslie Dewan is a co-founder and Chief Scientist of Transatomic Power, a nuclear reactor design company developing safe and environmentally-friendly nuclear power plants. She received her Ph.D. in nuclear engineering from MIT in 2013, with a research focus on computational nuclear materials. She also holds S.B. degrees from MIT in mechanical engineering and nuclear engineering. Before starting her Ph.D., she worked for a robotics company in... Read More →
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Kerry Emanuel

Professor, MIT
Dr. Kerry Emanuel is the Cecil and Ida Green professor of atmospheric science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he has been on the faculty since 1981, after spending three years on the faculty of UCLA. Professor Emanuel's research interests focus on tropical meteorology and climate, with a specialty in hurricane physics. His interests also include cumulus convection, and advanced methods of sampling... Read More →
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Dirk Smit

Chief Scientist Geophysics and VP Exploration Technology, Shell Global
Dirk graduated Cum Laude from University of Amsterdam, with Masters degrees in Theoretical Physics and Mathematics and followed by a PhD in Mathematical Physics, String Theory at Utrecht University in 1989. He went on to complete an academic post-doctorate at Berkeley and was awarded a fellowship at Harvard University. He joined Shell’s Geophysics R&D department in the Netherlands in 1992. Since then he has held numerous positions... Read More →

Wednesday October 9, 2013 2:00pm - 2:45pm
MIT Media Lab (6th Floor Event Space) 75 Amherst Street, Cambridge, MA

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