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Speaker Series

School of Energy Resources

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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 post video recordings of all speakers as they become available. 

Upcoming Speakers:

  • Dr. Rebecca Fushimi, INL, "TAP Reacter System"; Laramie, WY, September 16, 12PM, EIC 201, Lunch provided

2016 Speakers:

2015 Speakers:

2014, 2013, 2012 Speakers:

  • Anne Gaffney, Director of Process Science & Technology, Idaho National Lab, "Oxidative Dehydrogenation of Ethane to Ethylene"

  • Dimitri Mavriplis, Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Max Castagne Professorship, UW, "High Performance Computational Fluid Dynamics for Multidisciplinary Aerodynamic Problems" 

  • Maohong Fan, SER Professor of Chemical & Petroleum Engineering, UW, "UW is Becoming a Leader in Advanced Fuel and Chemical Conversion Areas"

  • Ted Watson, Professor of Chemical & Biological Engineering and Director, Rocky Mountain Magnetic Resonance, Colorado State University, "Determine Intrinsic Permeability with Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)"

  • Professor Suojiang Zhang, Director Institute of Process Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, "Z-bond interaction and ionic liquids based process innovation"

  • Jeane Hull, Executive VP & Chief Technology Officer, Peabody Coal, "Technical Talent Pipeline Development--Students to Future Leaders at Peabody Energy"

  • Dr. Cullen Buie, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, MIT, "Ultra-Low Cost Membraneless Electrochemical Energy Storage"

  • Dr. Darryl P. Butt, Distinguished Professor and Associate Director for the Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES), Materials Science & Engineering, Boise State, "Phase Transformations and Stability of Ion Transport Membranes for Syngas Production"

  • 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"

  • Mike Robinson & Joe Meyer, Bureau of Land Management, "BLM Oil and Gas Development A - Z: Case studies from Converse County, WY"

  • Dr. George Hirasaki, Professor, Rice University, "CO2 Foam Mobility Control for Carbonate Formations"

  • Thomas A. Lockhart, Director, Air Force Materials & Manufacturing, "Old Planes, New Science: Air Force Sustainment Science & Technology"

  • Holly Krutka, PhD, Executive Director, Cornerstone Journal, “The Imperative of Global Communication on Clean Energy"

  • Martha Wyrsch, Executive VP & General Counsel, Sempra Energy, "The Anatomy of an LNG Project" 

  • Dr. Greg Poulos,m Managing Director, V-Bar, Global Wind and Solar Consulting Firm, "Wind Energy, Grid Parity, and Strategic Links to Natural Gas"

  • 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"

  • 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"

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

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

  • David Emery, President & Chief Executive Officer, Black Hills Corporation,"Opportunities & challenges in the current energy industry"

  • 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?"

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

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

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

  • 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"

  • 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..."

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

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

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

  • 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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Dr. Timothy Considine, University of Wyoming, "Peak Oil in a Carbon Constrained World"

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

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