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SER Speaker Series

School of Energy Resources Speaker Series

Each year, the University of Wyoming’s School of Energy Resources hosts top industry and academic professionals from around the world to share their knowledge and experience in the energy world.  The events bring together students, faculty, researchers and the public to learn about a wide-range of advanced energy technologies and industry trends. We will be posting video recordings of all speakers as they become available.

Upcoming Speakers:

  • Dr. George Hirasaki, Professor, Rice University
    • Tuesday, October 21, 1:30-2:30
    • Encana Auditorium - Energy Innovation Center
  • Dr. Xiangkun Ren, VP Beijing Sanju Environmental Protection and New Materials Co.
    • "China's coal conversion technologies and suggestions for commercial scale carbon capture in Wyoming"
    • Thursday, October 23, 2014
    • Union Family Room, 1:30-2:30
  • Mike Robinson & Joe Meyer, Bureau of Land Management
    • "BLM Oil and Gas Development A - Z: Case studies from Converse County, WY"
    • Friday, October 24, 2014, 12-1:00pm
    • Encana Auditorium - Energy Innovation Center
  • Dr. Cullen Buie, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, MIT
    • Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 3:15-4:15pm
    • Encana Auditorium - Energy Innovation Center (EIC 201)
  • Dr. Darryl P. Butt, Distinguished Professor and Associate Director for the Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES), Materials Science & Engineering, Boise State
    • Friday, November 7, 12-1:00pm
    • Encana Auditorium - Energy Innovation Center (EIC 201)
  • Jeane Hull, Executive VP & Chief Technology Officer, Peabody Coal
    • Thursday, November 13, 2014, 12-1:00pm
    • Location TBD
All talks take place in the Encana Auditorium in the Energy Innovation Center (EIC 201) unless otherwise indicated.  Lunch or refreshments served at all events!

Past Speakers:

Thomas A. Lockhart, Director, Air Force Materials & Manufacturing - WATCH VIDEO
"Old Planes, New Science: Air Force Sustainment Science & Technology"
October 17, 2014

Holly Krutka, PhD, Executive Director, Cornerstone Journal - WATCH VIDEO

“The Imperative of Global Communication on Clean Energy"
October 10, 2014

Martha Wyrsch, Executive VP & General Counsel, Sempra Energy - WATCH VIDEO
"The Anatomy of an LNG Project"
October 3, 2014

Greg Poulos. PhD - WATCH VIDEO
Managing Director, V-Bar, Global Wind and Solar Consulting Firm
"Wind Energy, Grid Parity, and Strategic Links to Natural Gas"
September 26, 2014

Professor Sally Benson
Energy Resources Engineering, School of Earth Sciences, Stanford University; Director, Precourt Institute for Energy; Director, Global Climate and Energy Project
"Recent Advances in CO2 Storage & Technology"
September 19, 2014

Professor Fangming Jin
Distinguished Professor, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
"Rapid and highly effective conversion of biomass and CO2 into chemicals and fuels under hydrothermal conditions"
August 18, 2014

Professor Wenhau Wang
School of Environmental Science & Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
"Mercury Emission Control Technologies Developed at SJTU"
May 21, 2014

Professor Peter J. Stang
Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, University of Utah
"Abiological Self-Assembly: Predesigned Metallacycles and Meallacages via Coordination"
May 19, 2014

David Emery
President & Chief Executive Officer, Black Hills Corporation
"Opportunties & challenges in the current energy industry"
April 25. 2014

Dr. John Kaldi
Professor & Chair of Geosequestration, University of Adelaide
"Carbon capture and storage: What are the big issues and opportunities for the petroleum industry?"
April 18, 2014

Tom Konrad
Writer/Editor, Financial Analyst and Investment Advisor
"How the financial market shapes the energy economy"
April 11, 2014

Mr. Nick Jones
PG, Senior Research Scientist, Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute
"A New Look at Coalification: Critters vs. Compaction"
February 21, 2014

Randall Luthi
President of the National Ocean Industries Association
“From the Plains to Platforms, Should UW Grads Work Offshore?”
February 11, 2014

Dr. Zhemin Shen
School of Environmental Science & Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
"Catalytic Mercury Removal for Energy Generation Industries"
November 26, 2013

Dr. Norman R. Morrow
Wold Chair of Energy & J.E. Warren Distinguished Professor of Chemical & Petroleum Engineering, University of Wyoming
"Improved Oil Recovery: from Low Salinity to Sequential Waterflooding"
November 22, 2013

Thomas M. Botts (Civil Engineering, '77)
Retired Executive Vice President of Royal Dutch Shell
"Things I wish someone would have told me before starting the new job..."
November 14, 2013

Dr. Xiangping Zhang
Institute of Process Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences
"Ionic liquid-based processes for sustainable chemical engineering"
November 8, 2013

Dr. Baoqing Li
Institute of Coal Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences
"The Recent Progress of Coal Technology Developments in China"
October 4, 2013

Rich Halvey
Energy Program Director, Western Governors' Association
"WGA's 10-Year Energy Vision"
September 6, 2013

Clayton Barrows (BS EE at UW, '05; PhD Energy & Mineral Engineering at Penn State, '13 )
Postdoctoral Researcher and member of the Energy Forecasting and Modeling Group in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
Power System Optimization: Getting the most out of the grid
April 26, 2013

Dr. Patrick O'Leary
Assistant Director of Scientific Computing for Kitware, Inc.
"In Situ Analysis with ParaView Catalyst"
April 19, 2013

Dr. Harold L. York (BS Economics, '85; MS Economics & Finance, '86)
Vice President of Downstream Oil - Americas, Wood Mackenzie
September 8, 2012

Thomas M. Botts (Civil Engineering, '77)
Executive Vice President of Global Manufacturing for Shell Downstream Inc.
April 4, 2012

Dr. Jinchao Xu
Pentz Professor of Science at Penn State
"Optimal User-Friendly Numerical Methods with Applications in Energy Simulations"
October 29, 2010

Dr. Tim Carr
West Virginia University
"Energy at the Crossroads: The Bridge to the Green Future"
January 28, 2010

Dr. Timothy Considine
University of Wyoming
"Peak Oil in a Carbon Constrained World"
Global Competition for Energy Symposium
March 5, 2009 

Rajesh J. Pawar
Los Alamos National Laboratory
"CO2-PENS: A Systems Level Approach for Evaluating Geologic CO2 Storage Systems"
January 14, 2009

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