Renewables Research at Stony Brook: Green Buildings
and Green Energy
Professor Devinder Mahajan
7 PM Sunday
This Science Night series will consider Environmental
Concerns that directly impact
Teachers and Professional Geologists can receive in-service credit
There is global push to reign in the use of fossil fuels by substituting, wherever possible, renewable energy sources. However, the expanding economies of the two most populous nations, China and India, put into perspective the challenge to find a balance between rising standard of living of developing nations and the environment. Stony Brook University is positioning itself to play a vital role by adopting energy efficient practices and developing Low Carbon technologies. The talk will focus on the features of the new Stony Brook University Advanced Energy Center (www.aertc.org) building in the Research & Development Park and the green technologies that will be under development. An example of a green technology is solar-driven conversion of biomass materials to produce transportation fuels that can replace fossil fuel derived gasoline, diesel and aviation fuels.
Professor Mahajan holds a joint appointment between Stony Brook University and Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) and serves as the Site Director, NSF Center for BioEnergy Research & Development (CBERD). His research interests focus on Energy issues that includes a portfolio of projects on Biogas, Methane hydrates, and Catalytic natural gas conversion into liquid fuels. He has organized symposia and international workshops on issues such as Clean Fuels, Methane Hydrates, and Biomass. He serves on the Editorial Board of: Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy (JRSE), International Journal of Oil, Gas and Coal Technology and The Open Petroleum Journal. He is the author of 80 publications including book chapters, 9 patents, and presented over 180 invited lectures, both nationally and internationally.
He is member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AICHE), the American Chemical Society (ACS), and the New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS). His recent awards include: Member, Russian Academy of Natural Sciences (RANS)-US Section (2006), Recipient, RANS Crown and Eagle Medal of Honor (for service in the field of “Petroleum Eng.” (2006), Outstanding Mentor Award from the U.S. Department of Energy (2007 and 2009), University Visiting Professor, Government of Italy Fellowship, Universitá di Roma “La Sapienza”, Roma, Italy (2008), Delegation member to China to promote the Low Carbon Society (LCS) concept (2009), Visiting Researcher, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), Hayama, Japan (2009) and Fulbright Specialist Scholar at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand (2010). At Stony Brook, his vision is to train students in next-generation renewable technologies.
If your school requires that you have a sequence of educational opportunities in order to receive in-service credit, please advise them that during the Fall 2010 Semester we will be offering one-hour of in-service credit for each of the: