Global Energy Symposium photo album

Klaus R. G. Hein, PhD, of the University of Stuttgart, Germany, gives a European perspective on the future of global energy at the “McDonnell International Scholars Academy Symposium: Global Energy Future,” held Oct. 1-5 at Washington University in St. Louis. The symposium was attended by the presidents or presidential representatives of 23 universities who are partners in the McDonnell International Scholars Academy and by many of their faculty and graduate students. Participants reviewed the progress in research collaborations and identified new research opportunitites that might reduce carbon dioxide emission, improve efficiency of energy utilization or lead to more rapid deployment of renewable energy sources. In the background is Pratim Biswas, PhD, the Stifel and Quinette Jens Professor of Environmental Engineering Science, chairman of the Department of Department of Energy, Environmental and Chemical Engineering and symposium coordinator. For more photos, see the slideshow at right.