McDonnell Academy Global Energy and Environment Partnership
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December 8 - 10, 2008
Island Shangri-La
Pacific Place, Supreme Court Road, Central, Hong Kong

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Monday, December 8, 2008

7:15 - 7:45am Registration & Coffee
Aerosol Science & Technology and Energy Education Workshop
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7:45 - 8:00am Introduction & Overview (P. Biswas (WUStL))
  Education Session I
8:00 - 8:30am Aerosol Basics (P. Biswas (WUStL), C. Chan (HKUST))
8:30 - 9:00am Methodologies for Interactive Module Development (Y. Li, S. Falke (WUStL))
9:00 - 9:30am Coffee Break & Poster Viewing (R. Chen (WUStL))
  Education Session II
9:30 - 10:00am  Atmospheric Aerosols (J. Turner (WUStL), M. Hu (Peking U))
10:00 - 10:30am  Combustion Aerosols (J. Hao (Tsinghua), R. Axelbaum (WUStL))
  Education Session III
10:30 - 11:00am Aerosol Instrumentation (Demonstration of Novel Personal Sampler) D.R. Chen (WUStL))
11:00 - 11:30am Nanoparticle Synthesis (Jimmy Yu, (CUHK), R. Axelbaum (WUStL))
11:30 - 12:30pm Luncheon (Ballroom C)

Presiding Chair: Dr. Ahmet Acar, Rector, Middle East Technical University
Presentation by: Steven Gifford & Mitch Green, RMJM Hillier
Sustainable Design at Home & Abroad: Lessons Learned from Washington University in St. Louis’ new Engineering Campus"

  Education Session IV

12:30 - 1:00pm 

BioAerosols (M. Yao (Peking U), I. Yu (CUHK))
1:00 - 1:30pm  Coal Utility Informatics & Advanced Energy (S. Falke, Y. Li, & P. Biswas (WUStL))
  Panel Discussion
1:30 - 2:45pm  Multiple University Aerosol Network
  Coordinators and Panelists:
 P. Biswas (WUStL), J. Hao (Tsinghua University), M. Hu, M. Yao (Peking University)
  J. Chen (Fudan University), A.K. Suresh, V. Sethi, C. Venkataraman (IIT B), Tawatchai (Chulalongkorn)
  MAGEEP Doctoral Student Network (E. Robinson & Ziyan Zhang (WUStl))
2:45 - 3:00pm Coffee Break & Poster Viewing (R. Chen (WUStL))
2nd International Symposium Opening Session
3:00 - 3:30pm      Opening: M. Wrighton, Chancellor (WUStL)
Comments: J. Wertsch, Director, McDonnell International Scholars Academy
Welcome by Presidents Lau and Tsui
  Keynote Speakers:
3:30 - 4:00pm  Fred Palmer, Senior Vice Presdient, Peabody Energy
"Clean Coal: "Limitless" Global Energy for our Future"
4:00 - 4:30pm  Steven F. Leer, CEO, Arch Coal
"Future Coal Utilitzation in the United States"
4:30 - 5:00pm Question & Answer; Discussion & Closure, M. Wrighton (WUStL)
5:00 - 6:30pm  Cocktail Reception


Dinner (by invitation only)
  Presiding Chair:  John McDonnell
Speaker: A. Misra, Chairman, Intellectual Ventures; Former Director, IIT Bombay
"India's Future Energy Needs and Resources"

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

7:30 - 8:00am  Registration & Coffee
8:00 - 8:15am  Overview & Announcements (P. Biswas (WUStL)
  Keynote Lectures
Presiding Chair: L. Lau, President, CUHK
8:15 - 8:45am "Power from the sun: the advent of mesoscopic solar cells"
Dr. M. Graetzel, Professor, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
8:45 - 9:15am

β€œThe Energy/Climate Problem and What We Can Do About It”
Dr. Steven Chu, Director, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
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9:15 - 9:30am Question & Answer; Discussion & Closure, L. Lau, (CUHK)
9:30 - 10:00am  Coffee Break & Poster Viewing (R. Chen (WUStL))
  Panel Discussion
10:00 - 11:00am  Solar Energy Processes
  Coordinators: R. Blankenship (WUStL), J. Yu (CUHK)
  Panelists:  R. Blankenship (WUStL); J. Yu (CUHK), M. Graetzel (ETH), G. Grader (Technion) and W.K. Chan (UHK)
11:00 - 12:00pm    Bioenergy
  Presiding Chair: B. B. Bhattacharya, Vice Chancellor, JNU
  Coordinators: H. Pakrasi (WUStL), J. Xu (Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy & Bioprocess
  Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences)
  Introductory Remarks: B.B. Bhattacharya, (JNU)
  "Discovery of Unique Enzymes and Microbes for Cellulosic Ethanol Production", T. Ho (WUStL)
  "The Expansion of Bioethanol Production in Brazil", L. Cortez (Campinas)
  "Discovery and Genetic Engineering of Thermophilic Microbes for Production of Cellulosic Biofuels", J. Xu (QIBBT-CAS)
  "Summary and Persepective", H. Pakrasi (WUStL)
12:00 - 1:30pm  Luncheon (Attrium Room, 39th level)
  Presiding Chair: K.S. Lee, Korea University
Dr. P. Y. Whung, Chief Scientist, Office of the Science Advisor, USEPA
  "International Collaborative Science Opportunities with the US EPA"
  Dr. Machi Dilworth, Director, NSF Tokyo Regional Office
  "Opportunities for International Collaboration at the US National Science Foundation"
  Panel Discussion   (Ballroom A/B)
1:30 - 3:00pm  Clean Coal Utilization, CO2 Sequestration and Global Climate Change
Presiding Chair: J. M. Lee, President, Seoul National University
  Coordinators: R. Axelbaum, Y.S. Jun (WUStL), J. Hao, Q. Yao (Tsinghua), A.K. Suresh (IITB)
Introductory Remarks: J. M. Lee (SNU)
"International Perspectives on Clean Coal Utilization & Global Climate Change"
China:  Q. Song (Tsinghua)
India: A. Rao (IIT B)
USA:  R.C. Smith (Ameren)
"Summary of Clean Coal Research at Partner Universities: Results of a Survey" (R. Axelbaum (WUStL))
  Three Break Out Groups: Clean Coal (Ballroom A/B) , CO2 Sequestration (Ballroom C), Global Climate (Taishan Room)
3:00 - 3:30pm Coffee Break and Poster Viewing (R. Chen (WUStL)
  Panel Discussion
3:30 - 4:30pm Water Resources & Water Quality
  Presiding Chair: L. C. Tsui, President, Hong Kong University
  Coordinators: D. Giammar (WUStL), H. Fang (HKU), R. Semiat (Technion)
  Introductory Remarks: L. C. Tsui (HKU)
  "Membrane Processes for Desalination and Water Reuse", R. Semiat (Technion)
  Overviews of Research Supported by the McDonnell Academy Global Energy and Environment Partnership:
  "Lead Mobility in Environmental Systems", Indian Institue of Technology Bombay & Washington University - J. Noel (WUStL)
  "Anaerobic Treatment of Domestic Wastewater from Rural Communities", Bogazici University, Chulalongkorn University, and Washington University - Z. Aydinkaya (Bogazici University)
  "Environmental Engineering Research at Hong Kong University", H. Fang (HKU)
  "Complementary Strengths of Partner Universities and Priority Areas for Collaboration", D. Giammar (WUStL)

4:30 - 5:00pm  

"Introduction & Welcome to Hong Kong University"
President L.C. Tsui, Hong Kong University
5:30pm   Bus departs for tour of HK University (All attendees, by sign-up)


Tour of Hong Kong University
6:30pm Hong Kong University reception (All attendees)
7::30pm Presidents Dinner (by invitation only), The Lodge, The University of Hong Kong
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
8:00 - 8:30am Registration & Coffee
  Plenary Session
  Presiding Chair: S. C. Lee, President, Naitonal Taiwan University
8:30 - 9:00am     Dennis M. Houston, Executive Vice President, ExxonMobil Refining & Supply Company
"Global Energy Needs and Resources in the Future"
9:00 - 9:30am Dan Cole, Sr. Vice President, Ameren Corporation
"Asia-Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate"
9:30 - 10:00am Question and Answer; Discussion & Closure, S.C. Lee (NTU)
10:00 - 10:20am Coffee Break & Poster Viewing (R. Chen (WUStL))
  Panel Discussion
10:20 - 11:20am Corporate Interests in Energy & Environment
  Presiding Chair: Der Soz. Gumilar Rusliwa Somantri, President, University of Indonesia
  Coordinators: P. Jackson (Emerson), X. Zhang (Cabot Corporation)
  Introductory Remarks: Der Soz. Gumilar Rusliwa Somantri (Indonesia)
  Pamela Jackson, Vice President, Technology, EMERSON
"Enabling Energy Sustainability in the 21st Century: Emerson Vision"
  Xinsheng Zhang, Cabot Corporation
"Leadership's Role in Energy Efficiency and Environment"
  Youchun Shi, Corning
Corning Research: China
  Panelists: P. Jackson (Emerson), X. Zhang (Cabot), Youchun Shi (Corning), C. Roy (NTPC India), I. Berzin (IDC Israel)
11:20 - 12:20pm Energy and Environmental Issues in Development
  Presiding Chair: S. Parasuraman, Director, TISS
  G. Yadama, W. Lowry (WUStL), A. Snidvongs (Chulalongkorn)
  Introductory Remarks: S. Parasuraman (TISS)
  "Climate and Regional Sustainability", A. Snidvongs (Chulalongkorn)
  "Critical Balance between Energy, Environment and Development: Prioritizing the Poor", S. Wagle (TISS)
  "Agricultural Biomass Resources in China", R. Dong (CAU)
  "Energy needs and Conservation agenda - Issues and challenges from a rural perspective",
   J. Puppala, Foundation for Ecological Security
  "Sustainability Science related to mitigation and adaptation issues associated with Global Climate Change", A. Sumi (Executive Director, Transdisciplinary Initiative for Global Sustainability (TIGS), University of Tokyo))
12:20 - 1:40pm Luncheon (Attrium Room, 39th level)
  Speaker: Dr. Shenghong Wang, President (Fudan University)
Panel Discussion
1:40 - 3:10pm   Sustainable University Campuses
  Presiding Chair: Rafi Melnick, Provost, Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya
  Coordinators: M. Malten, B. Lindsey (WUStL), Y. Shin (Yonsei)
    Introductory Remarks: Rafi Melnick (IDC)
  "Summary & Overview of Partner University Sustainability Efforts", (Result of Survey and Sustainability Metrics), M. Malten (WUStL)
  "Developing a 21st Century University: King Abdullah University of Science Technology, B. Odell, Design Principal, HOK Architects
"Developing a 21st Century University: Yonsei University, Songdo Campus", E. Shin, Dean of University College and Chief Environmental Officer, Yonsei University
  "Discussion and Idea Sharing for future MAGEEP Collaborations", M. Malten (WUStL)
3:10 - 3:30pm  Coffee Break & Poster Viewing (R. Chen (WUStL))
3:30- 5:00pm Closing Session
  Presiding Chair: M. Wrighton, Chancellor, WUStL
Global Challenges: Role of Research Universities and the McDonnell Academy
  Symposium Overview and Important Opportunities:
Presidents of McDonnell International Academy Partner Universities
5:00 - 6:30pm Closing Reception

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