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Making Energy Sustainable

This event is the second webinar in the Converge to Transform series.

Converge to Transform is a webinar series to engage the CUNY community and key stakeholders in the vital task of shaping the future of our interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary, and convergence research programs for the public good. Events in the series will include keynote presentations, online talks and virtual Twitter poster sessions.


2:00 pm Introduction & Welcome Remarks
Annette “Nina” Gray, Ph.D., Executive Director, ASRC and Associate Dean for the Sciences, The Graduate Center
Charles Vörösmarty, Ph.D., Director, ASRC Environmental Sciences Initiative and Professor of Civil Engineering, The City College of New York
2:05 pm COVID-19, Climate Change, and the Clean Energy Transition
Cutler Cleveland, Ph.D., Associate Director, Boston University Institute for Sustainable Energy
Impact Area Talks: Making Energy Sustainable
2:35 pm Energy Storage: Challenges and Opportunities
Steven Greenbaum, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor, Department of Physics, Hunter College
2:50 pm Materials Design: Silver Nanocluster Fluorescence Enabled with DNA
Yolanda Small, Ph.D.,Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, York College
3:05 pm Toward 3rd Generation Photovoltaics: Improving Solar Cell Efficiency using Sub-monolayer Quantum Dots
Igor Kuskovsky, Ph.D., Professor and Executive Officer, Department of Physics, The Graduate Center and Queens College
3:20 pm Moderated Q&A
3:30 pm Breakout Discussion Session (Optional)


Registration is required. Only registered participants will receive instructions on how to join and be eligible to participate in the virtual poster session on June 23, 2020. Instructions and event updates will be emailed to your registered email.

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Note that you do NOT need to register again if you signed-up previously for the original, in-person event. Contact asrc.event@gc.cuny.edu with questions.

Thank you to our sponsors:

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May 26, 2020
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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