SusTech 2022 Online Program

The SusTech 2022 Program features Keynotes, Panels, Papers, Student Posters, and a Sustainable Aviation Forum.

Preliminary Program Schedule (including papers) is now available here.

The Sustainable Aviation Forum features Keynotes and a Panel with world class aviation experts, plus a special session in the SusTech sessions on Powering Sustainable Aviation.

Early registration ends March 30 extended  to April 15.

Attendee registration is reasonably priced.  For students $50, IEEE Members $75, non-members $100 (conference proceedings available for $50).

Registration link:

SusTech 2022 will use the Whova App, so that you can view the talks live on Zoom, or at your convenience.

Keynotes- Thursday, Friday, and Saturday

1. “Sustainability and The Internet of Things: Translating Technology into Action

Adam Drobot, Chairman, OpenTechWorks Inc.

2. “How engineers will save the world

David Fork and Ross Koningstein, Google
Link to IEEE Spectrum article

3. “Engineering in a Responsible World

Jen M. Huffstetler, Intel

5. “Climate Risks and Solutions

Paul Werbos

6. “Nuclear Power for a Sustainable Future

Steven Mirsky,  NuScale Power

7. “Leveraging data to drive Sustainability in the Energy sector

Jayant Sinha, Utilities India Industry Platform, Capgemini

8. “Powering Advanced Air Mobility”*

Dr. Stefan Breunig – Head of Strategy, Rolls-Royce Electrical

9. “Sustainable Aviation EcoSystem Model for a Regional Airport”*

Jean Louis Debauche – Founder and CEO of JLD Consultant, Co-Founder of ZE-Glue Limited

10. “A Bright Era for Electrical in Aviation”*

Dr. Hao Huang, Retired Technology Chief – GE Aviation Electrical Power

11. “How Can We Decarbonize Commercial Aviation by 2050?”*

Zia Abdullah, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

12. “Vehicle Management System Challenges in Emerging Air Mobility Aircraft”*

Brian Barker, President and CEO, Hummingbird Aero, LLC

13. “Planet Positive 2030: Prioritizing Sustainability for Technology”*

John C. Havens, Sustainability Practice Lead, IEEE Standards Association

*=Sustainable Aviation Forum Keynote


Accelerating Renewable Energy through Standards

Moderator: Rudi Schubert

Standards can make a difference in how a new technology is implemented, especially in the area of renewable energy. This panel will discuss recently released standards enabling renewable energy, and engagements related to these standards where IEEE is actively supporting clean energy and climate change solutions, including our involvement in the Global Power Systems Transformation Consortium.


Nuclear Power Trends

Moderator: Sharan Kalwani

Nuclear power continues to develop technologically. Abundant energy is the base for advanced societies. We are being squeezed by two forces. The first is that our coal and oil burning does inflict lethal damage. The second is that both are finite resource lifetimes. For sustainability we need to focus on technologies that can supply our needs – 24×7 and long term. This panel will discuss recent positive developments and trends in the nuclear industry.


Evolving Aviation Ecosystem

Moderator:   Siobhan Dolan Clancy, Founder & CEO of SDC Business Consulting Ltd.

We are now seeing a fundamental paradigm shift in the way the aviation sector is embracing a net-zero emissions target by 2050, with a common understanding that it will take multiple stakeholders working together to make it possible. There is a coming together of industry stakeholders including airlines, airports, aircraft /engine manufacturers, fuel suppliers as well as government and regulators in declarations of commitment and partnerships to work together to reach the aggressive emission reduction target while the industry is forecasting passenger numbers and air traffic to double in the same timeframe.


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