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SIU Energy Day 2017 Event Information

Clean, affordable energy for all is a must for the future of humanity, and SIU energy research and education is going strong.  At SIU Energy Day on April 5, you can learn about the biggest trends in energy and meet people at SIU working on solving the big energy problems. SIU Energy Day is scheduled for April 5, 2017, 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. as part of Da Vinci Days.  SIU Energy Day takes place at the Student Center. This event is for students, faculty, industry, alumni, and anyone else interested in energy and energy education and research opportunities at SIU. See below for full agenda and Expo information.

Can't attend in person? For remote attendees, a live webcast will be available for the event.

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9:00 a.m.

Student Center Auditorium opens, coffee & Expo @ International Lounge (poster displays, etc in lounge)

10:00 a.m.

Welcome and Morning Keynote (Auditorium)

  • Vann Bush, Managing Director, Gas Technology Institute 
10:30 a.m.

SIU Energy Research Presentations

  • Energy Boost Scholar
  • Energy Boost Seed Grant Recipients
    • Dr. Mohtashim Shamsi, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry - Exploring Electrochemically Assisted Methane Production from Coal by Microbial Electrolysis Cell Systems
    • Dr. Christopher Cooley, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering and Energy Processes - Vibration Energy Harvesting Devices for Simultaneously Powering Multiple Electrical Loads
11:30 a.m.

Lunch @ Old Main Room and Lounge for registered attendees - Energy Boost Scholarships and Grants awarded

1:00 p.m.

SIU Energy Research Presentations

  • Dr. Qian (Jenny) Huang, Assistant Professor, School of Architecture - Smart Grid and Buildings Energy Efficiency
  • Dr. Jia Liu, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering - Microbial Fuel Cells for Power and Contaminant Removal
  • Dr. Qingfeng Ge, Professor, Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry 
2:00-3:30 p.m.

Panel Discussion/Debate: The Future of Energy in Southern Illinois

3:30-4:30 p.m.

Reception - International Lounge

Expo and Networking

SIU Energy Day's schedule allows for numerous networking opportunities:

9:00 - 10:00 a.m. - Coffee, rolls and networking @ International Lounge (just outside Auditorium)

11:30 - 1:00 p.m. - Lunch @ Old Main in Student Center

3:30 - 4:30 p.m. - Reception @ International Lounge

To reserve a table in the International Lounge (Expo area) to display class, research or company information, please email or call (618) 453-7327.