2018 Conference Committees and Workshops

Conference Co-Chairpersons

Robert Catell
Chairman of the Board, Advanced Energy Center
Chairman, NYS Smart Grid Consortium

Yacov Shamash
Vice President, Economic Development
Stony Brook University

Alicia Barton
President & CEO

Gil C. Quiniones
President & CEO
New York Power Authority

Ken Daly
National Grid New York

Scientific Advisory Council



Stony Brook UniversityCo-Chairperson: Dr. Yacov Shamash
Vice President, Economic Development
Stony Brook University


Brookhaven National LaboratoryCo-Chairperson: Dr. Doon Gibbs
Brookhaven National Laboratory


NYIT - New York Institute of TechnologyDr. Nada Marie Anid
Dean, School of Engineering and Computing Sciences
New York Institute of Technology

Stony Brook University

Dr. Kathleen Araujo
Assistant Professor, Technology and Society Department, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Stony Brook University

Rensselaer Polytechnic InstituteDr. Chulsung Bae
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

NYU Tandon School of EngineeringDr. Kurt Becker
Vice Dean for Research, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship
NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Syracuse University Center of ExcellenceDr. Edward A. Bogucz
Executive Director, Syracuse Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy Systems
Associate Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Syracuse University

NYSERDADr. Ellen Burkhard
Senior Project Manager, Environmental Research and Energy Resources


Cornell UniversityDr. Lance R. Collins
Joseph Silbert Dean of Engineering
Cornell University

The Kate Gleason College of EngineeringDr. Doreen Edwards
Dean and Professor
Kate Gleason College of Engineering
Rochester Institute of Engineering

University of DelawareDr. Jeremy Firestone
Director, Center for Carbon-free Power Integration Professor
School of Marine Science and Policy
University of Delaware

University at BuffaloDr. Liesl Folks
Dean, School of Engineering and Applied
Sciences University at Buffalo

Rutgers, the State University of New JerseyDr. Serpil Guran
Director, Rutgers EcoComplex,“Clean Energy Innovation Center” RutgersX “EcoIgnite: Clean Energy Proof of Concept Center& Accelerator” Program Assoc. Teach. Prof. Dept. of Plant Biology
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey

Clarkson UniversityDr. William Jemison
Tony Collins Professor of Innovative Engineering Culture
Dean of Engineering - Wallace H Coulter School of Engineering
Clarkson University

Rutgers, the State University of New JerseyDr. Laura Joseph
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Farmingdale State College

NYSERDADr. Robyn Marquis
Project Manager, Clean Transportation


University at Albany SUNYDr. Richard Perez
Research Professor
University at Albany


SUNY Polytechnic InstituteDr. Bahgat Sammakia
Interim President
SUNY Polytechnic Institute

Stony Brook UniversityFotis Sotiropoulos, PhD, Dean
SUNY Distinguished Professor
College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Stony Brook University

Stony Brook UniversityDr. Esther Takeuchi
SUNY Distinguished Professor
Department of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering, Department of Chemistry Director, Center for Mesoscale Transport Properties (m2M), Stony Brook University, Energy Sciences Directorate, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Stony Brook University

Workshop Presenters
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Edgewise EnergyModerator: Sammy Chu
Chief Executive Officer
Edgewise Energy


Center for Corporate Education at Stony Brook UniversityModerator: Pat Malone
Executive Director of the Center for Corporate Education and The Advanced Energy Training Institute
Stony Brook University


Suffolk County Economic Development

Introduced by: Lisa Broughton
Suffolk County Energy Director
Economic Development and Planning Department   


NYSERDAAlicia Barton
President & CEO


National GridKenneth D. Daly
National Grid New York


Brookhaven National LaboratoryDr. Doon Gibbs
Brookhaven National Laboratory


New York Power Authority (NYPA)Kimberly A. Harriman
Senior Vice President of Public & Regulatory Affairs
New York Power Authority


GE Renewable EnergyDanielle W. Merfeld, Ph.D.
VP and Chief Technology Officer
GE Renewable Energy



Paul Meyer
Senior Vice President


Workforce Development InstituteEd Murphy
Executive Director
Workforce Development Institute (WDI)



Workforce Development InstituteKristine Pizzo
SVP of Human Resources and Enterprise Shared Services
New York Power Authority


International Brotherhood of Electrical WorkersEllen A. Redmond
International Representative
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers    


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