Stony Brook University Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center

2011 Conference Acknowledgments

Conference Co-Chairpersons

Sam Aronson
Brookhaven National Laboratory

Robert B. Catell
Chairman, Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center
Chairman, New York State Smart Grid Consortium

Francis J. Murray, Jr.
President and CEO
New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)

Dr. Yacov Shamash
Vice President for Economic Development and Dean,
College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Stony Brook University

Scientific Advisory Committee

Dr. Eugene A. Feinberg
Professor of Operations Research
Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics

Dr. Edward A. Bogucz
Executive Director Syracuse Center of Excellence
in Environmental and Energy Systems

Marjaneh Issapour
Professor, Department of Electrical/Computer Engineering Technology
Program Director of Renewable Sustainable Energy Center
Farmingdale State College

Dr. Devinder Mahajan
Sustainable Energy Technologies Department
Brookhaven National Laboratory

Dr. Miriam Rafailovich
Materials Science & Engineering Department
Stony Brook University

Dr. Charles Rubenstein
IEEE Director and Region 1 Chair 2010-2011
Professor, Pratt Institute School of Information & Library Science

Dr. Mohammed Safiuddin
Research Professor, Advanced Technology Applications,
Electrical Engineering, University at Buffalo

Dr. John T. Wen
Director, Center for Automation
Technologies and Systems (CATS)

Professor, Dept. of Electrical, Computer, & Systems Engineering and
Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, & Nuclear Engineering
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Program Committee

Diane R. Blankenhorn
Manager of Smart Grid Initiatives
Long Island Power Authority (LIPA)

Don LaVada
Director of Consumer Services and Events Management

Lisa Broughton
Bio/High Technology Development Specialist
Suffolk County Department of Economic Development
and Workforce Housing

Jerry Burstein
New York City Transit Authority

Dr. Clive Clayton
Leading Professor
Materials Science & Engineering Department
Stony Brook University

David J. Cordts
Chief Operating Officer
GeoEnergy Enterprises, LLC

Evan DeCotis
Assistant Conservation Engineer
in the Energy Services and Technology Division
New York Power Authority

Ric C. Trotta
President Trotta Associates, Inc.

Barry Watkins
Deputy Director
The Center for Advanced Ceramic Technology
Alfred University

Sponsorship Committee

David Winchester
President, CleanTech Rocks

Organizing Committee

Kathleen Ferrell
VP Coordinator & Director of Special Programs
Office of the Vice President for Economic Development

Jack Kramer
Advanced Energy Center

Charles MacLeod
President, SMM Advertising

Wendy Morris
Managing Partner, ExpoVention

Bruce Newman
Principal, Pipeline LLC
President Brookhaven Small Business Advisory Council

Derek O’Connor
Materials Coordinator
Stony Brook University

Adam J. Ortiz
Coordinator for Economic Development
Stony Brook University

Jim Smith
Assistant Vice President, Economic Development
Stony Brook University