Environmental Initiative ‘Colloquium on Energy’ Oct. 31

A “Colloquium on Energy” will be held from 10 a.m.-noon Oct. 31 at the Charles F. Knight Executive Education Center.

The symposium is part of the University’s Environmental Initiative, an effort to help better understand the role that research universities can play in addressing issues related to the environment.

S.P. Sukhatme
S.P. Sukhatme

A keynote address on “Alternate Energy Sources: The Indian Context,” will be presented by S.P. Sukhatme, chair of the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board in India and professor emeritus and former director of the Indian Institute of Technology in Bombay.

Sukhatme is known for his outstanding contributions both in teaching and research, in the areas of heat transfer and energy. He is the author of nearly 70 academic articles and two widely known textbooks.

As the director of the Indian Institute of Technology, Sukhatme took the initiative in establishing schools in management and information technology. He took over as the chair of India’s Atomic Energy Regulatory Board in January 2000.

A panel discussion on energy-related issues will follow the keynote lecture.

University panelists will be Pratim Biswas, Ph.D., the Stifel and Quinette Jens Professor in chemical engineering; Ambar Rao, Ph.D., the Fossett Distinguished Professor of Marketing; and Jeroen Swinkels, Ph.D., the August A. Busch Jr. Distinguished Professor of Managerial Economics and Strategy.

Other panelists will include Deborah Chollet, director of the Missouri Botanical Garden’s Gateway Center for Resource Efficiency; Dennis Houston, executive vice president of ExxonMobil Refining and Supply; Martin J. Lyons, vice president of Ameren UE; and Jason Makansi, president of Pearl Street Inc.

The colloquium is co-sponsored by the Olin School of Business and the School of Engineering & Applied Science’s Environmental Engineering Science Program.

The event is open to the public, but attendance is limited. Register by e-mailing rsvp-olin@olin.wustl.edu or calling 935-6300.

For more information, go on-line to env.wustl.edu/seminars/abstracts/sukhatmefo3.htm.

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