Sustainability Forum 2024

Sustainability Forum

The Sustainability Forum is a unique conference track at SusTech 2024 that focuses on the aspirations and goals of industry practitioners and technical professionals. This one-day event features a unique blend of experts in policy, leadership, and technology. It features talks on energy efficiency; the affect of electrification on the modern-day grid; hot topics in sustainability; microelectronics energy efficiency scaling; improved polymers for fuel cells; and off-shore power generation. There will be a panel on ”Promising Heat Pump Developments: Perspectives from the Pacific Northwest’ organized by the Oregon Dept. of Energy.

Attendees can receive PDH/CEU credit for attendance.



All Times and dates shown in Pacific Daylight Time (UTC-7)

April 17 (Wednesday) 8:00 am – 4:30pm

SusTech 2024 Sustainability Forum

8:00 – 8:50 am Electrification is a key strategy for decarbonizing all sectors of the U.S. economy Opening Remarks and Keynote:
Hellen Chen, Research Analyst in the Industry Program, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE)
9:00 – 9:50 am Electrification and the Grid C. E. Ted Witham & Joe Cappeta, Eaton
10:00 – 11:30 am Panel: Promising Heat Pump Developments: Perspectives from the Pacific Northwest Organized by Stephanie Kruse, P.E., Oregon Dept. of Energy
11:45 am – 12:15 pm Special Session: Hot Topics in Sustainability Maike Luiken, IEEE SusTech Initiative
12:15 – 1:00 pm Lunch
1:15 – 2:00 pm Increasing Computing Energy Efficiency is Key Requirement for Sustainability Tina Kaarsberg, Acting Program Manager, Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Technologies Office (AMMTO), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
2:15 – 3:00 pm Efficient, Cost-Effective Polymeric Materials Design for Clean Energy and Biomedical Technologies via Biomass Valorization Shudipto Konika Dishari, Ross McCollum Associate Professor, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
3:15 – 4:00 pm Off-shore Wind Power Studies Dmitry Kosterev, BPA
4:15 pm SusTech 2024 Student Poster Awards
4:30 pm Closing Remarks & SusTech 2025




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