Center for Energy, University of Pittsburgh
positioning our region for the future.
Renewable Energy Tour Through Germany Sponsored by the German Scholars Exchange Program DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austasch Dienst)
December 6-11, 2009
- Renewable Energy Tour Through Germany
- DAAD Science Tour 2009
- DAAD Science Tour 2009 brochure
- Energy Research in Oldenburg flyer
- DAAD brochure
- Energy and Environment - Let the Solar Shine In
- An Overview of RWE's Renewable Energy Business
- RWE Innogy Cogen - Growing international biomass based power generation
- The Solar Tower Juelich - A Research and Demonstration Plant for Central Receiver Systems
- Desertec - Project to Power Europe With Sahara Sun Gains Momentum
7th Annual Electric Power Industry Conference
John Swanson to give seminar
R.K. Mellon Endowed Faculty Positions in Energy
Reed featured guest on NPR
Pittsburgh chosen as pilot site for Science & Engineering Ambassador Program
2012 Pittsburgh Coal Conference - Call for papers deadline May 15!
Center for Energy Faculty in the News
2012 Nuclear Energy Symposium at Pitt - March 27 & 28
Center for Energy receives grant from Richard King Mellon Foundation
Dr. Al Csontas to Co-Lecture Nuclear Engineering Course
Lockheed Martin energy research and partnerships seminar
Dr. Greg Reed and Emmanuel Taylor Give Presentations at TEDex Conference
Dr. Greg Reed discusses the future of solar energy on “Our Region’s Business”
Dr. Guangyong Li to Discuss Solar Cell Efficiency
Dr. Radisav Vidic to discuss Acid Mine Drainage water for hydraulic fracturing
Reed awarded DOE Offshore Wind Grant
Civil Engineering Seminar: Dr. Bruce Hebblewhite
Ph.D. student Wei Zhao recognized at prestigious Gordon Research Conference on High Temperature Corrosion.
2011 Co-op Award Winners
Center for Energy opens search for faculty position
Dr. Prashant Kumta to discuss energy storage on The American Entrepreneur
Chemistry Department to host 2011 Bayer Lecture
University of Pittsburgh Researchers Join Team that will Pioneer New Energy Efficient Buildign Designs.
Gleeson Serves on TMS Energy Materials Blue Ribbon Panel Releasing a Vision Report.
Laura Schaefer, codirector of the Center for Energy, provides her expertise on the reality of a renewable-energy economy.
Researchers Attend Renewable Energy Tour through Germany
Center for Energy Associate Director Laura Schaefer Featured in BBC article.
Pitt’s Nuclear Education Program and its Director Larry Foulke Featured in Wall Street Journal
Pitt undergraduate researcher’s work on wind turbine wins innovation contest.
Inspired by the aquatic wriggling of beetle larvae, a University of Pittsburgh research team harnesses the energy within the water’s surface.
Simulation and Modeling Center (SAM) Co-Director’s renewable energy research showcased.
Lisa M. Weiland’s work in developing clean energy from rivers showcased in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
The University of Pittsburgh is among the top 10 U.S. university recipients of federal science and engineering research and development obligations, according to the National Science Foundation.
Pitt Launches Center for Energy to Develop More Reliable, Efficient, and Environmentally Friendly Energy Sources to Meet Future Challenges.
The University of Pittsburgh Power & Energy Initiative was featured in the March/April 2008 issue of the IEEE power & energy magazine.
Pitt one of three three universities in a consortium to receive up to $26 million in funding over the next two years to develop clean and efficient technologies for the use of fossil fuels.
Radisav Vidic presents an engineering solution for Marcellus shale extraction that reuses wastewater.
Department of Energy awards Pitt $1 million grant to curtail and reuse harmful wastewater from Marcellus shale drilling.
Pitt study about LED streetlights featured in LED Magazine.
Pitt researchers advise City of Pittsburgh to use LED streetlights.
Gregory Reed speaks at National Press Club about energy efficiency strategy (Local coverage).
Gregory Reed speaks at National Press Club about energy efficiency strategy (C-SPAN).
Gregory Reed is featured on KDKA's Sunday Business Page discussing Pitt's partnership with Eaton Corporation.
Pitt researchers receive grant from Westinghouse to explore smart grid.
December 9, 2011 – Clean Water and Marcellus Shale. Can They Coexist?
Dr. Radisav Vidic, a leader in Marcellus Shale research, explains how Abandoned Mine Drainage (AMD) can help to solve the water crisis in Marcellus Shale.
November 18, 2011 - An Inside Look at the Methodology of Energy Storage
Dr. Prashant Kumta, Edward R. Weidlein Chair Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, discusses battery storage, from the basics to the future.
October 20, 2011 - Examining the Geophysics of the Marcellus Shale
Dr. William Harbert, Professor of Geophysics and Chairman of the Geology Department, explains how the techniques used in geophysics can help us see what is going on below the surface in the extraction process in Marcellus Shale.
September 30, 2011 - Is the American Nuclear Industry Ready For a Worst-Case Scenario?
Dr. John Metzger, director of the University of Pittsburgh Nuclear Program, and Dr. Kent Harries, Associate Professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, share their expertise and give insights on the threats to the nuclear industry as a whole and the actual nuclear infrastructure, respectively.
September 22, 2011 - Is a Solar-Powered Society Economically Feasible?
Dr. Geoffrey Hutchison, University of Pittsburgh Chemistry Assistant Professor, explains how his research is contributing to making solar power more economical. Dr. Hutchison's work was recently featured on the cover of the Journal of Physical Chemistry (August 18, 2011; Volume 115; Number 32).
September 18, 2011 - Can Coal Help End America’s Dependence on Foreign Oil?
Dr. Badie Morsi, Professor of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering and the Director of Pitt’s Petroleum Engineering Program, discusses how coal liquefaction (the process of taking coal and turning into a liquid fuel that can be used to run our cars and for other purposes) can help us break our foreign oil dependence.
September 1, 2011 - Chaos on the Grid: The Impact of Hurricane Irene on the East Coast Power Supply
Dr. Greg Reed, Associate Director of the Center for Energy and a nationally recognized authority on Electric Power/Smart Grid issues, talks about why Hurricane Irene caused massive power issues all over the East Coast, and how we can avoid this in the future.
August 12, 2011 – The State of the Global Nuclear Industry
Dr. John Metzger talks about the current state of the nuclear industry both nationally and globally, and the effects that the disaster in Japan has had on the industry five months later.
August 5, 2011 - Tapping Into the Energy that Is Around Us
Dr. Marlin Mickle, Professor at the Swanson School of Engineering, has conducted extensive testing and award-winning research in the field of energy harvesting and talks about the energy that exists all around us, and what needs to be done to make that energy commercially viable in ways we already use.
June 30, 2011 - Can SBIR Save Your Tech Startup?
Paul Petrovich, Office of Technology Management, and Mark Redfern, Swanson School of Engineering Associate Dean for Research, discuss Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) grants, and how small businesses can partner with Pitt to succeed.
June 24, 2011 - Educating the Region on the Many Benefits of Energy
Dr. Brian Gleeson, Director of the Center for Energy, talks about the Center for Energy, and what the region’s energy sector can expect from those who have experienced the program.
May 25, 2011 - Real World Learning for College Students
Maureen Barcic, director of the Swanson School or Engineering’s Cooperative Education program (Co-Op), along with Paul Harden of First Energy, one of the employers that benefit from the Co-Op program, talk about the importance of this program. The Swanson School of Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh is one of the pioneering schools in the country in employing co-op programs, which have been very well received by employers and students alike.
May 23, 2011 - Will Water Be the Root of the Next Energy Crisis?
Dr. Radisav Vidic, Chairman of Pitt’s Civil & Environmental Engineering Department, discusses the intersection of water and energy, why it’s so important, and what it means for business.
May 18, 2011 - Mining Education: Are Today’s Students Prepared for the Future of the Industry?
Dr. Tony Iannacchione, director of the Mining Engineering program, and Al Alioa, the Senior Vice President Coal Operations Support at Consol Energy, talk about how Pitt is preparing the next generation of mining engineers.
April 28, 2011 - Can the Japanese Nuclear Crisis Happen Here in the U.S.?
Dr. John Metzger, Director of the Nuclear Engineering Department at the University of Pittsburgh, and Howard Bruschi, the retired Chief Technology Officer at Westinghouse, assess the likelihood of a nuclear disaster as severe as Chernobyl or Fukushima here in the United States.
April 4, 2011 - The Triple Crisis in Japan ...What Happens Next? A Look at the Next Major Issue Facing the Land of the Rising Sun
Dr. Greg Reed, Associate Director of the Center for Energy, and Mr. Phil Bolin, Vice President -Power Systems Group at Mitsubishi Electric Power Products (MEPPI) shed light on the Japan earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis.