Agenda

  

8:00– 9:00

Sign-in and Continental Breakfast in the California Room

9:00 – 9:15

Introductory Remarks
Steve Kang, Chancellor, UC Merced

9:15 – 9:50 

 

“Challenges of Meeting the 2020 RPS Goal”
Paul Douglas, Supervisor, Renewable Procurement and Resource Planning, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC)

9:50 – 10:25

 

“High-Efficiency Solar Cells for Large-Scale Electricity Generation”
Sarah Kurtz, Principal Scientist, National Center for Photovoltaics (NCPV), National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

10:25 – 10:45

Morning Break

10:45 – 11:20 

 

“California’s Solar Future”
Martha Krebs, Deputy Director for Energy Research and Development, California Energy Commission (CEC)

11:20 – 11:55


“Thermodynamically Efficient Nonimaging Optics”
Roland Winston, Professor of Natural Sciences & Engineering Chair, UC Merced

11:55-1:15

Buffet Lunch
Served in the Yablokoff Wallace Dining Center

1:15-1:50


 

“Solar Energy: What’s New, What’s Next, and What’s Needed”
Arno Penzias, Venture Partner, New Enterprise Associates and Nobel Laureate

1:50-2:50



“Solar Energy Now – A Global Perspective”
Nicola Cabibbo, Professor, University of Rome, Sapienza and President, Pontifical Academy of Sciences

2:50-3:10

Afternoon Break

3:10-4:30









"Solar Energy: Today and Tomorrow
A UCMERI Panel Moderated by Maria Pallavicini, Dean, School of Natural Sciences
Featuring:
David Kelley, Professor of Natural Sciences, UC Merced
Roland Winston, Professor of Natural Sciences & Engineering Chair, UC Merced
Carlos Coimbra, Associate Professor of Engineering, UC Merced
Gerardo Diaz, Assistant Professor of Engineering, UC Merced

 

4:30 – 5:00


Closing Remarks
Jeff Wright, Director of UCMERI and Dean, School of Engineering, UC Merced

5:00 – 5:45

Cocktail Reception
On the Patio Adjacent to the Leo and Dottie Kolligian Library

5:45 – 8:00

Dinner and Awards Presentation
In the Lantern on the Ground Floor of the Leo and Dottie Kolligian Library