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2014 Energy Symposium

The Kansas State University Center for Sustainable Energy held its annual spring Energy Symposium on April 9-10, 2014.

Our 2014 Energy Symposium focused on the future of transportation from the perspectives of policy makers and leading producers of transportation technology, and sustainable alternatives to current trends.

Symposium Agenda

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Speaker Bios

The research poster session was held throughout the symposium and we had 31 outstanding research posters and student presentations. Exceptional posters that most effectively demonstrated the progress of their energy research were awarded cash prizes. View research poster Abstracts and poster Winners

The Center for Sustainable Energy acknowledges and appreciates funding from Phillips 66 that make it possible to grant the Center for Sustainable Energy poster awards.

2014 Energy Symposium Speakers:

Dr. Valerie Reed is the Deputy Director Bioenergy Technologies Office within the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy at the Department of Energy. 

Title of her talk: “Overview of Bioenergy RD&D Related to the Transportation Sector”. 



Dr. William L. Holstein is the Senior Research Associate, Central Research and Development for DuPont Corporation.

Title of his talk: “Automotive Batteries, Fuel Cells and Lightweighting – Paths to a Greener Future”.



Dr. Tahmid Mizan is the Senior Technology Advisor, Corporate Strategic Planning for ExxonMobil Corporation.

Title of his talk:  “The Outlook for Energy – A View to 2040”.



Dr. Robb, is manager of Institutional Relations for Abengoa Bioenergy Corporation.

Title of his talk: "Abengoas Cellulose Ethanol Project in SW Kansas".


Dr. James Anderson is the Technical Expert in Fuel Science within the Research & Advanced Engineering organization at Ford Motor Company.

Title of his talk: “Future Opportunities for Light-Duty Vehicles:  An Automaker’s Perspective”. 



Dr. Joe Powell is an AIChE Fellow and Shell's Chief Scientist, Chemical Engineering.

Title of his talk: “Grand Challenges in Future Energy, Chemicals, and Sustainability”. 


If you have any questions about our symposium please contact Keith Rutlin at rutlin@ksu.edu.