Texas ChE Faculty Present in UT Energy Week 2016

UT Energy Week 2016 LogoThree Texas ChE faculty members will participate in this year’s UT Energy Week. In its second annual year, the five-day program is designed to stimulate debate between experts in academia, industry, government and the non-profit world for a fresh look at some of the most vital energy issues facing society.

Drs. Jim Chelikowsky and Michael Baldea will make presentations during Computational Energy Day on Monday, Feb. 15 in POB 6.304. Chelikowsky presents “Computing the Properties of Electronic Materials for use in Energy Applications” at 10:10 a.m. Baldea will present “The Very Large Scale Chemical Battery: Synchronizing the Energy Use of Chemical Manufacturing Processes with the Operation the Grid” at 3:05 p.m.

Computational Energy Day is a new addition to UT Energy Week this year. The pre-conference workshop will bring together nine faculty from UT Austin’s Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences and affiliated departments. ICES Professor Clint Dawson organized the day-long event to focus on computational mathematics and modeling pertaining to fracture mechanics, seismic data, electronic materials, flow and transport and more.

Dr. David Allen joins Rob Jackson (School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences at Stanford University), Cliff Frohlich (Institute for Geophysics, Jackson School of Geosciences at UT Austin) and David Spence (School of Law and McCombs School of Business at UT Austin) to discuss “The Science of Fracking”, Wednesday, Feb. 17 in the Etter-Harbin Alumni Center.¬†Allen’s presentation is one of six talks and panels for Energy Week’s Energy and Society Day.

Registration for UT Energy Week is free for all UT students, faculty and staff. For registration and program information visit the UT Energy Week 2016 website.


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