ChBE Seminar Series: Greg Rorrer
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
11:00 a.m.-12:15 a.m.
Room 2110 Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Bldg.
Professor Nam Sun Wang
Support of Renewable Energy Research by the National Science Foundation
Energy for Sustainability
Division of Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems Engineering Directorate
National Science Foundation (NSF)
Achieving sustainable production of energy will be one of the grand challenges of the 21st century. The dual national needs of energy security and reduction of greenhouse gases, as described in recent reports by the National Science Board and the U.S. Department of Energy, as well as the Presidents energy policy priorities, drive the response to this grand challenge. This presentation will highlight renewable energy research currently supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF), particularly in the areas of next generation solar photovoltaics, biofuels and bioenergy, and wind energy.
About the Speaker
Greg Rorrer is presently the Program Director of the Energy for Sustainability program at the National Science Foundation. Dr. Rorrer holds a Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering from Michigan State University. His academic home is Oregon State University, where he is a professor of chemical engineering.