Agenda

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8:30am - 9:00am

Registration and Coffee & Networking

9:00am - 9:15am

Opening Remarks

  • Dr. Claudio Cañizares 
  • Executive Director | Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy
  • University Professor | Electrical & Computer Engineering | Faculty of Engineering | University of Waterloo 
  • Dr. Charmaine Dean
  • Vice President, Research & International | Office of Research | University of Waterloo

9:15am - 9:45am

Opening Keynote Speaker

  • Harneet Panesar
  • Chief Operating Officer | Ontario Energy Board

9:45am - 10:00am

Break & Tradeshow/Product Display

10:00am - 11:30am

Panel 1: Power Grid for Decarbonization: Renewables, Distributed Energy Resources, Microgrids, and EV Integration

Moderator: Dr. Kankar Bhattacharya
Professor & Department Chair | Electrical & Computer Engineering | Faculty of Engineering | University of Waterloo

  • Dr. Claudio Cañizares   
  • Executive Director | Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy
  • University Professor | Electrical & Computer Engineering | Faculty of Engineering | University of Waterloo 
  • Dr. Michael Fisher 
  • Assistant Professor | Electrical & Computer Engineering | Faculty of Engineering | University of Waterloo
  • Dr. Sahar Pirooz Azad 
  • Assistant Professor | Electrical & Computer Engineering | Faculty of Engineering | University of Waterloo
  • Dr. Shesha Jayaram 
  • Professor | Electrical & Computer Engineering | Faculty of Engineering | University of Waterloo  
  • Dr. Mehrdad Pirnia 
  • Continuing Lecturer | Management Science & Engineering | Faculty of Engineering | University of Waterloo  

11:30am - 12:00pm

Panel 1: Q&As and Discussion

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Lunch & Tradeshow/Product Display

1:00pm – 2:30pm

Panel 2: Technologies for a Net-Zero Future: Hydrogen & Ammonia, CCS, Geothermal, and SMR
 
Moderator: Dr. David Clausi
Professor & Associate Dean, Research & External Partnerships | Systems Design Engineering | Faculty of Engineering | University of Waterloo

  • Dr. Xin Zeng 
  • Postdoctoral Fellow | Mechanical & Mechatronics Engineering | Faculty of Engineering | University of Waterloo
  • [Presenting on behalf of Dr. Xianguo Li | Mechanical & Mechatronics Engineering | Faculty of Engineering | University of Waterloo]
  • Dr. XiaoYu Wu 
  • Assistant Professor | Mechanical & Mechatronics Engineering | Faculty of Engineering | University of Waterloo
  • Dr. Maurice Dusseault 
  • Professor | Earth and Environmental Sciences | Faculty of Science | University of Waterloo
  • Dr. Eric Croiset 
  • Professor | Chemical Engineering | Faculty of Engineering | University of Waterloo
  • Dr. Dipanjan Basu 
  • Professor | Civil & Environmental Engineering | Faculty of Engineering | University of Waterloo
  • Dr. Conrad Giresse Tetsassi Feugmo  
  • Assistant Professor | Chemistry | Faculty of Science | University of Waterloo 

2:30pm – 3:00pm

Panel 2: Q&As and Discussion

3:00pm – 3:15pm

Break & Tradeshow/Product Display

3:15pm – 5:00pm

Panel 3: Sustainable and Just Energy Transition: Policy, Economics, Communities, and Equity
 
Moderator: Dr. Neil Craik
Professor & Director | School of Environment, Enterprise and Development | Faculty of Environment | University of Waterloo

  • Dr. Jatin Nathwani 
  • Professor | Management Science & Engineering | Faculty of Engineering | University of Waterloo 
  • Board Member | Balsillie School of International Affairs 
  • Dr. Jennifer Lynes 
  • Associate Professor | School of Environment, Enterprise and Development | Faculty of Environment | University of Waterloo 
  • Dr. Olaf Weber 
  • Professor | Schulich School of Business | York University
  • Dr. Sarah Burch 
  • Executive Director | Waterloo Climate Institute
  • Professor | Geography & Environmental Management | Faculty of Environment | University of Waterloo
  • Dr. Kumaraswamy Ponnambalam 
  • Professor | Systems Design Engineering | Faculty of Engineering | University of Waterloo 
  • Dr. Roydon Fraser
  • Professor | Mechanical & Mechatronics Engineering | Faculty of Engineering | University of Waterloo

5:00pm – 5:30pm

Panel 3: Q&As and Discussion with hors d'oeuvre

5:30pm – 6:00pm

Closing Keynote Speaker

  • Suzanne Kearns 
  • Founding Director | Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Aeronautics
  • Associate Professor | Aviation | Faculty of Environment | University of Waterloo  

6:00pm – 6:15pm

Closing Remarks and Next Steps

  • Dr. Claudio Cañizares
    Executive Director | Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy
  • University Professor | Electrical & Computer Engineering | Faculty of Engineering | University of Waterloo  

 


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