Thursday, June 13, 2013
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
NYIT de Seversky Mansion
8:30- 9 a.m.
9 - 9:20 a.m.
Rahmat Shoureshi, Ph.D., Provost and V.P. for Academic Affairs, NYIT
Nada Anid, Ph.D., Dean, School of Engineering & Computing Sciences, NYIT
Nancy Johnson, 2013 Energy Award
9:20 - 9:50 a.m.
Featured Speaker on Climate Change
Cynthia Rosenzweig, Ph.D., Senior Research Scientist, NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Science
9:50 - 10:20 a.m.
Superstorm Sandy and the Impact of Extreme Weather
Keynote Speaker: Louis Uccellini, Ph.D., Director, National Weather Service
10:20- 10:30 a.m.
- Question and Answers
10:30 - 10:45 a.m.
10:45 - 11: 45 a.m.
Panel 1: Energy Storage and Production
Moderator: Gregory Sachs, EmPower Solar
Energy Storage Trends: Towards Sustainable and Reliable Deliveries
Rahul Walawalkar, Ph.D., Vice President, Emerging Technologies & Markets, Customized Energy Solutions
- David Droz, Assistant Vice President, Business Development, Urban Green Energy
Energy Storage Options for Emergency Preparedness
William Acker, Ph.D., Executive Director, New York Battery & Energy Storage Technology Consortium (NY-BEST)
Noon- 1 p.m.
- Buffet Lunch and Networking
1- 1:30 p.m.
The Cultural Context of Disasters
Susanna Hoffman, Ph.D., Disaster Anthropologist, Author, and Director, Hoffman Consulting
1:30- 2:30 p.m.
Panel 2: Storm-Resilient Critical Infrastructure
Moderator: Gregory Banhazl, NYIT
Preparing Infrastructure for Extreme Weather Events
Rae Zimmerman, Ph.D., Director, Institute for Civil Infrastructure, NYU
- Doug Melzer, Chief Executive, City of Long Beach Medical Center
Operation Resilient Long Island
Daniel Horn, ORLI Founder, School of Architecture and Design, NYIT
2:30- 3:30 p.m.
Panel 3: Powering and Operating Emergency Services
Moderator: John Eff, NYIT
- Mark Schwarz, Building Plans Examiner, Dept. of Buildings, Town of Hempstead
Strengthening the Power Grid: Options and Challenges
Rosy Lum, Chief Analyst, TransmissionHub, a PennWell publication
3:30- 3:40 p.m.
Robert Amundsen, Ph.D., Director, Energy Management Graduate Program, NYIT