Past Event: Opportunities and Challenges in Energy and Climate-Inauguration of Dr. Subra Suresh - Carnegie Mellon University

Opportunities and Challenges in Energy and Climate

Friday, November 15, 2013
Symposium: 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., McConomy Auditorium, University Center
Poster Session: 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Connan Room, University Center


Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon are today at the center of a national and global energy revolution, as the US seeks a reliable, clean, and affordable supply of energy, while also leading the way to a low-carbon future. How can we reduce emissions from greenhouse gases, and use energy more efficiently? How can a focus on the built environment contribute to energy efficiency, both in the US and developing countries?  And what does climate science have to tell us about the challenges we face as a planet?

Outside experts, as well as faculty affiliated with Carnegie Mellon’s Scott Institute for Energy Innovation and Steinbrenner Institute for Environmental Education and Research, addressed these questions, with a particular emphasis on the role that universities can play.

Opening Remarks:

Subra Suresh, President, Carnegie Mellon University


Raymond and Stephanie LaneRaymond Lane, Partner Emeritus, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers; Chairman, Carnegie Mellon Board of Trustees

Confirmed Panelists:

Peter AdamsPeter Adams, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering & Engineering and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University

Inês AzevedoInês Azevedo, Assistant Professor of Engineering and Public Policy and Executive Director, Center for Climate and Energy Decision-Making, Carnegie Mellon University

Erica CochranErica Cochran, Assistant Professor, School of Architecture, Carnegie Mellon University; Co-Principal Investigator, Energy Efficient Buildings Hub

John P. HoldrenJohn P. Holdren, Director, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

Khee Poh LamKhee Poh Lam, Professor, School of Architecture, Carnegie Mellon University

Marcia McNuttMarcia McNutt, Editor-in-Chief, Science

Poster Session

A poster session will highlight a number of ongoing energy research activities within the Scott Institute for Energy Innovation and in the various academic departments and energy related research centers at Carnegie Mellon University.

Posters will be presented by students actively engaged in the research and will include some demonstrations of technology developed by the research programs.