SusTech 2022 Panels
Moderator: Rudi Schubert
Moderator: Sharan Kalwani
Moderator: Siobhan Dolan Clancy, Founder & CEO of SDC Business Consulting Ltd.
**=Sustainable Aviation Forum Panel
Date: Thursday, April 21, 10;40 – Noon
Moderator: Rudi Schubert, Director, IEEE New Initiatives
This presentation 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.
Mark Siira: IEEE P2030 Working Group Chair, IEEE Standards Coordinating Committee 21 Chair, IEEE SA Standards Board – Standards Review Committee (RevCom) and Audit Committee (AudCom)
Karin Wadsack: Program Manager, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Rudi Schubert is the Director, New Initiatives for the IEEE Standards Association, and lead for its Energy Practice. He leads the IEEE Industry Connections program, operating consensus building interest groups across a portfolio of emerging issues and topics including sustainability, renewable energy, autonomous and intelligent systems, big data, next generation vehicle technologies and many others. Before joining the IEEE, Rudi was a principal engineer for EnerNex, providing technical expertise on technology standards and testing programs to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). He also spent twenty years in progressively expanding leadership roles with Telcordia Technologies (formerly Bellcore) establishing technical criteria and implementation methodologies that become a mandated compliance and certification standard used by US telecom carriers for technology deployment.
Rudi has a 25+ year record of leading, developing and implementing industry standards and testing programs, and facilitating teams to achieve consensus expectations for functional performance, interoperability, product robustness and safety. He holds bachelors and masters degrees in mechanical engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, New Jersey.
Mark Siira is a senior member of IEEE and currently active as a leader in several standards making organizations – Concurrent leadership roles related to standards include:
Mark has a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering Degree from GMI Engineering and Management Institute (now Kettering University), and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Karin Wadsack is a program manager for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, where she directs the Global Power System Transformation Consortium and performs applied analysis for energy system decarbonization and resilience projects around the world. She has more than 15 years of experience in energy analysis, policy, and project development. Her background also includes business management, international development, and work with Native American tribes across the United States.
Her subject-matter expertise covers:
Karin holds a PhD in Engineering Sustainable Systems, a certificate in Applied Statistics, master’s degrees in Environmental Science & Policy and Journalism, and a bachelor’s degree in Government.
Her dissertation research focused on the implications for air quality regulation of power system modeling of high-renewables-and-storage scenarios considering the reduced-hydroelectric effects of climate change in the American Southwest.
Date: Friday, April 22, 4:10 – 5:30 pm
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.
Moderator: Sharan Kalwani
Steven Mirsky, P.E., Senior Technical Advisor, Research Collaborations, Office of Technology, NuScalePower, Greenbelt, Maryland, USA.
Marley Smith, Nuclear Test Engineer, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Seattle, State of Washington, USA
Dr. Charles Hawkins, Professor Emeritus, ECE University of New Mexico, Affiliate Professor University of Florida.
Marley Smith is a Nuclear Test Engineer at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton, Washington. He graduated from Western Washington University with a B.S. in electrical engineering in 2020. Nuclear energy is one of Marley’s biggest passions.
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