Willy Shih

August 14, 2015
12:00 noon
Building 50 Auditorium

The Industrial Commons and National Competitiveness

Willy Shih

Robert & Jane Cizik Professor of Management Practice
Harvard Business School
Cole Roberts

July 28, 2015
12:00 noon
Building 50 Auditorium

Two Degrees — The Built Environment and Our Changing Climate: A Practitioner's Perspective on the Research Agenda

Cole Roberts

Associate Principal, Energy & Resource Sustainability, Arup
John Woolard

July 21, 2015

A Google Perspective on the Rapidly Evolving Energy System

John Woolard

VP Energy at Google
Chris Greer

March 20, 2015

Grid 3.0 — Challenges in Creating the Electricity Platforms of the Future

Chris Greer

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Director of the Smart Grid and Cyber-Physical Systems Program Office and National Coordinator for Smart Grid Interoperability


Venkatesh Narayanamurti

May 2, 2014

The Discovery - Invention Cycle:
Bridging the Basic — Applied dichotomy and the Need for Rethinking of National Science and Technology Policy

Venkatesh Narayanamurti

School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University
Benjamin Peirce Professor of Technology and Public Policy
Professor of Physics
Belfer Center, Harvard Kennedy School
Director of Science, Technology and Public Policy Program


Andrew Hargadon

October 22, 2012

Long Fuse, Big Bang: Thomas Edison, Electricity, and the Locus of Innovation

Andrew Hargadon

Charles J. Soderquist Chair in Entrepreneurship
Professor of Technology Management at the Graduate School of Management
University of California, Davis


John Spengler

June 18, 2012

Climate Change Hits Home: Impacts on the Built Environment and Health

John Spengler

Akira Yamaguchi Professor of Environmental Health & Human Habitation
Harvard School of Public Health and Director of the Sustainability and Environmental Management Program
Harvard Extension School


Left: Matthias Schuler; Right: Bird's eye view of Masdar City

April 30, 2012

High Comfort—Low Impact, From Buildings to Cities

Matthias Schuler

TRANSSOLAR Energietechnik


Marc Stuart

January 27, 2012

Emissions Trading and Climate Finance: Is 2012 the Dead End or the Crossroads?

Marc Stuart

Allotrope Partners


Venkatachalam 'Ram' Ramaswamy

October 7, 2011

Advances in Global Climate Modeling for Scientific Understanding and Predictability

V. Ramaswamy

Professor, Princeton University
Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Program


Yi Jiang

September 21, 2011

How is Building Energy Use Related to Occupant Behaviors and Building Usage Modes?

Yi Jiang

Professor, Tsinghua University, Beijing


Linda Nazar

August 11, 2011

Energy Materials and Climate Change

Linda Nazar

Canada Research Chair
Department of Chemistry
University of Waterloo


Esther Takeuchi


July 20, 2011

Toward the Bionic Human: Medical Devices and How They are Powered

Esther Takeuchi

SUNY Distinguished Professor, University of Buffalo
Chemical and Biological Engineering
Biomedical Engineering
Electrical Engineering


Amory Lovins

May 5, 2011

Reinventing Fire

Amory Lovins

Chairman and Chief Scientist of Rocky Mountain Institute
Chairman Emeritus of Fiberforge Corporation


Yves Bamberger

November 19, 2010

More Electricity for Less CO2

Yves Bamberger

Head of Research and Development, Electricité de France


Dr. Joseph Lstiburek

October 1, 2010

Don't Do Stupid Things—Green Architecture, Engineering and Construction

Dr. Joseph Lstiburek

Principal, Building Science Corporation


Yakout Mansour

August 27, 2010

Striking the Balance: Reliability, Cost, and the Environment

Yakout Mansour

President and Chief Executive Officer,
California Independent System Operator


Saul Griffith

July 13, 2010

Balancing the Energy & Climate Budget: Personally, Nationally, Globally

Saul Griffith

Inventor, SQUID Labs
President and Chief Scientist, Makani Power


Dr. Ajay Mathur

May 13, 2010

Energy Efficiency in India: Challenges and Initiatives

Dr. Ajay Mathur

Director General
Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), Government of India


Professor Charles J. Weschler

March 18, 2010

Indoor Chemical Exposures: Humans' Non-respiratory Interactions with Room Air

Professor Charles J. Weschler

International Centre for Indoor Environment and Energy, Technical University of Denmark


Jim Sweeney

January 28, 2010

Energy Efficiency and Renewables: Market and Behavioral Failures

Jim Sweeney

Director of the Precourt Institute for Energy Efficiency
Stanford University


Mark Verbrugge

November 9, 2009

Electrochemical Energy Storage Technologies and the Automotive Industry: Drivers, Needs, and Recent Research Results

Mark Verbrugge

Director, Chemical Sciences and Materials Systems Lab
General Motors Research & Development Center


Jean-Marie Tarascon

July 13, 2009

Materials for Better Li-based Storage Systems for a "Green Energy Society"

Professor Jean-Marie Tarascon

Professor and Lab Director,
Laboratoire de Réactivité et Chimie des Solides,
Université de Picardie Jules Verne CNRS Amiens, France


Daniel Sperling

Dan Sperling, co-author of the new book, Two Billion Cars, with a foreword by Governor Schwarzenegger

April 13, 2009

Two Billion Cars and What it Means for Climate and Energy Policy

Professor Daniel Sperling

University of California, Davis
Director, Institute of Transportation Studies
Acting Director, Energy Efficiency Center
Professor, Civil Engineering & Environmental Science and Policy
Board member, California Air Resources Board


Lee Eng Lock

January 20, 2009

Negawatts for Buildings: Observations from the Past 25 Years

Lee Eng Lock

General Manager,
Energy & Contracting Division,
TRANE, Singapore


Vinod Khosla

October 3, 2008

Extrapolate the past... or invent the future

Vinod Khosla

Khosla Ventures