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Seminars to be held in 2014:

Locations: MAVT building and others

Date
Time
Room

Speaker
Title / Abstract
Mon May 26, 2014
17:15 - 18:15
ML J25
Prof. Wojciech Lipiński

Research School of Engineering Australian National University

Seminar_Lipinski_photo
Solar thermal energy: From power generation to kerosene synthesis
Fri Mar 14, 2014
11:15 - 12:15
ML J 34.1
Dr. Aldo Bischi

Research associate and lecturer,
Energy Conversion System Group, Politecnico di Milano

Seminar_Bischi_photo
Combined cooling, heat and power systems operation planning: Mixed Integer Linear Programming-MILP model
Wed Feb 26, 2014
16:00-17:00
ML J25
Dr. Eduardo Zarza
Head of the R+D Unit on Solar Concentrating Systems,

CIEMAT - Plataforma Solar de Almería

Zarza
Concentrated Solar Power using Direct Steam Generation
Thurs Mar 27, 2014
16:00 - 17:00
ML J25
Prof. James Klausner
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Florida, USA
Klausner
Innovating the Future of Light Metal Production at the U.S. Department of Energy Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E)

Previous Seminars

2013:

Date
Time
Room

Speaker
Title / Abstract
Fri Dec 13, 2013
10:00-11:00
ML J25
Dr. Gilles Flamant
Director CNRS-PROMES, Odeillo, France
Heat Transfer Fluids For Concentrated Solar Systems
Fri Oct 25, 2013

16:00-17:00

ML J25

Dr. Roman Bader

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA

CO2 Splitting via Solar Thermochemical Redox Cycling of Ceria
Mon Sept 30, 2013

16:00-17:00

ML J25

Prof. Jane Davidson

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA

Solar Gasification in Molten Carbonate Salts: From Kinetics to Reactor
Fri Sept 27, 2013

11:00-12:00

ML J25

Dr. Christian Doonan

University of Adelaide, Australia

Novel Porous Materials: From Extended to Molecular Solids
Mon Sept 16, 2013
16:00-17:00
ML J25/26
Prof. Zeyad Alwahabi
School of Chemical Engineering
University of Adelaide, Australia
Laser Diagnostics in Reactive Fluids: Great Photonics to Better Engineering

2012:

Date
Time
Room

Speaker
Title / Abstract 
Dec 14, 2012
16:00-17:00
ML J25/26
Prof. Laurent Pilon
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
University of California, Los Angeles, USA
www.seas.ucla.edu/~pilon/
Highly Ordered Mesoporous Materials for Energy Applications
Nov 16, 2012
16:00-17:00
ML J34.1
Dr. Mario Pagliaro
National Research Council
Institute of Nanostructured Materials
Palermo, Italy
Solar Hydrogen. Fuel of the Future?
Oct 24, 2012
ETH Zurich
16:00-17:00
ML J25/26
Prof. Greta R. Patzke
Institute of Inorganic Chemistry
University of Zurich
On the Way to Water Treatment and Oxidation
Oct 03, 2012
ETH Zurich
16:00-17:00
ML J25/26 
Prof. Jacob Karni
Environmental Science and Energy Research
The Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel
Solar-Thermal Power Generation – Description & Performance Analysis
Sep 27, 2012
ETH Zurich
16:00-17:00
ML J25/26
Prof. Jörg Petrasch
Energy Research Center
Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences, Austria (>Link)

Production of hydrogen via an iron/iron oxide looping cycle: Thermodynamic modeling and experimental validation
Sep 27, 2012
ETH Zurich
14:00-15:00
ML J25/26
Prof. Jianxiong Mao
Department of Thermal Engineering
Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
The Road of High Efficiency Coal Power in China 

-> PDF presentation download

Sep 12, 2012
ETH Zurich
14:00-18:30

ETH Zürich Wind Energy Forum
Flyer
Aug 02, 2012
ETH Zurich
16:00-17:00
ML J25/26
Prof. Evgeny Shafirovich
Mechanical Engineering
The University of Texas at El Paso, USA
Water Splitting by Aluminum Powder Obtained from Foil
May 11, 2012
ETH Zurich
16:00-17:00
ML J25/26
Prof. Ellen B. Stechel
Deputy Director, LightWorks and Professor of Practice, Chemistry
Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA
Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM, USA -- Retired
Sunshine to Petrol
May 08, 2012
ETH Zurich
16:00-17:00
ML E13
Prof. Nesrin Ozalp
Mechanical Engineering Department
Texas A&M University at Qatar
Smart solar reactor for emission-free production of hydrogen
Apr 30, 2012
ETH Zurich
16:15
HG F30 Auditorium Maximum
Dr. James Hansen
Head of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies
The Requirements to Avoid Dangerous Climate Change

more info

Apr 19, 2012
ETH Zurich
16:00-17:00
ML J 34.1
Prof. Barry Hyman
Mechanical Engineering and Public Affairs
University of Washington
Seattle, WA, USA
Status of Renewable Energy in the United States
Mar. 27, 2012
ETH Zurich
16:00-17:00
ML H 37.1
Prof. Gadi Rothenberg
Van‘t Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
A simple and effective method for predicting catalyst performance
Feb. 28, 2012
ETH Zurich
9:15 – 11:30
NO D11 (map)
Dr. Michael Kühn
Head of Centre for CO2 Storage
GFZ Potsdam
"CCS Field Test"

Program

09:15
Arrival & coffee

09:30
Welcome & introduction
Prof. Marco Mazzotti, ETH Zürich

09:35
Ketzin - A successful pilot test for CO2 storage
GFZ’s experience in planning and operation and results
Dr. Michael Kühn, Head of Centre for CO2 Storage, GFZ Potsdam

10:30
Questions and discussion

11:30
End

Feb. 22, 2012
ETH Zurich
16:00 - 17:00
ML J25/26
Prof. James Klausner
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
University of Florida, Gainesville, USA
High Temperature Thermochemical Conversion: Coal to Hydrogen and Sunlight to Fuel
 

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