Dr. Ann Marie Sastry from Sakti3 will be speaking about her experience founding Sakti3, an Ann Arbor company that is developing new solid state battery technologies. Dr. Sastry will be talking about energy/battery topics, as well as her entrepreneurial experiences founding and operating her company.
The interest in vehicle electrification and electrical grid storage is unprecedented. Several automotive manufacturers are producing, or planning to produce, hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), and fully (or battery) electric vehicles (BEVs).
SMART is delighted to host D.Dhanuraj, long term partner of SMART in India, for a Distinguished Speaker Series Lecture on Oct 27. We will also have presentations by two local members of the SMART Network.
The University of Michigan's 2014 Celebrate Invention reception to honor the contributions from U-M inventors will be held Tuesday, October 28, from 3 - 6 pm at the Michigan League Ballroom. Welcoming remarks will begin at 4:30 pm. Guests will include U-M inventors who have contributed to discoveries, issued patents and technology licenses during FY 2014, as well as our University Deans, Officers and commercialization partners from the community.
Many remote communities struggle with reliable access to energy and water. One-size-fits-all systems configured from developed world technologies are often not effective as each location has their own resources, environmental characteristics, water demands, and energy needs. Manually designing custom systems to meet the needs of an individual location can assure good system performance, but this approach is expensive and requires expertise often beyond what is available in these remote communities.
As the new energy economy develops, it will bring the creation of new and different jobs. What might some of those be, and what skills will be required? What type of education will be needed to prepare for those jobs, and how will current offerings change?
Jim Rogers is Chairman of the Board for Duke Energy. Prior to being elected chairman in January 2007, he also served as Duke Energy’s president and CEO from April 2006 until his retirement on July 1, 2013.