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									                Energy for the 21st Century Symposium
       Thursday April 30, 2009      University of Rochester’s Goergen Hall Sponsored by:

                            Energy Research Initiative

7:30                  Registration starts

8:15-8:30             Welcoming Remarks
               Dr. Philippe Fauchet, Director of the University of Rochester’s Energy Research
               Initiative and Dr. Ralph Kuncl, Provost of the University of Rochester

8:30 – 10:20          Science and Technology

               Dr. Dave Carlson, Chief Scientist, BP Solar
               "The Status and Future of Photovoltaics".

               John Benner, Manager of PV Industry Partnerships, NREL
               “Photovoltaics Future Generations - Grid Parity and Beyond”

               Dr. Devens Gust, Foundation Professor, Arizona State University
               "Bioinspired Solar Energy Conversion: What We Can Learn from Photosynthesis.”

               Matthew Fronk, Director, Fuel Cell Laboratory, GM
               "Next Steps to Automotive Fuel Cell Commercialization"

10:20 – 10:45         Break with Refreshments

10:45 – 12:10         Panel Discussions and Presentations

               Michael Shimazu, Program Manager, Clean Energy Business Innovation, NYSERDA
               "Energizing the Economy through Clean Energy Technologies and Development".

               Dr. Kevin Geiss, Program Director for Energy Security, Office of the Assistant Secretary of
               the Army
               “Army Energy Security”

               Dr. Stefan Schweizer, Fraunhofer Center for Silicon Photovoltaics, Germany
               "Solar Valley Central Germany: A Sunny Cooperation between Industry and Research"

               John Voeller, CKO, CTO, and Senior VP, Black and Veatch
               “Alternative Energy: Opportunities Unmapped and Insecurities Unseen”
12:10 – 12:30          The University of Rochester’s Energy Research Initiative
               Prof. Philippe Fauchet, Director of the Energy Research Initiative

12:30 – 2:00           Exhibits and Posters open. Luncheon
               Remarks by Joel Seligman, President of the University of Rochester, and other
               distinguished guests, including Senator Robach and Assemblyman Koon.

2:00 – 3:45            University of Rochester Researchers

               Prof. Ching Tang, Department of Chemical Engineering
               “Thin-film Photovoltaics: Opportunities and Challenges”

               Prof. Lewis Rothberg, Department of Chemistry
               “Plasmonic Enhancement of Organic Photovoltaic Devices”

               Prof. Matthew Yates, Department of Chemical Engineering
               “An Overview of Fuel Cell Research at the University of Rochester”

               Dr. John Soures, Laboratory for Laser Energetics
               "Nuclear Fusion: A Potential Long-Term Energy Source"

               Prof. David Wu, Department of Chemical Engineering
               “Biomass-Ethanol Conversion: A Renaissance of Fermentation Technologies”

3:45 – 4:00            Short Break

4:00 – 4:50            New York State Industrial Success Stories

               Larry Simpson, Director, RENEW NY
               “Clean Energy: Overview of the Market at the Federal, State, and Local Levels, and
               Regional Entrepreneurial Activity and Resources”

               Kevin Schulte, CEO, Sustainable Energy Developments
               "SED's Community Wind Plan"

               Jerry Leone, Director, Sustainable Development, Casella Waste Systems Inc.
               “Bio/Syn Gas Recovery and Utilization”

               Dr. Kenneth Reed, VP and Director of Research, Cerion Energy
               “Successful Launch of a Renewable Energy Venture”

4:50 – 6:30            Wine and Cheese Reception. Exhibits and Posters continue

David E. Carlson
Chief Scientist,
BP Solar

The Status and
Future of
Dr. David E. Carlson is the Chief Scientist and
Manager of Future Technology Programs at BP
Solar, where he has been since 1999. Dr. Carlson
received the B.S. degree in Physics from
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1963 and the
Ph.D. in Physics from Rutgers University in
1968. He worked as a Research and Development
Physicist at the U.S. Army Nuclear Effects
Laboratory, Edgewood Arsenal, Maryland in
1968 and 1969. He served as a U.S. Army
Captain in charge of 110 men at a
communications site in Pleiku, Vietnam in 1969
and 1970. In 1970, Dr. Carlson joined RCA
Laboratories in Princeton, New Jersey as a
Member of the Technical Staff and worked in the
areas of ion motion in glasses, glow-discharge deposition of thin films and thin-film photovoltaic devices.
Dr. Carlson received an RCA Laboratories Outstanding Achievement Award in 1973 for his work on the ion
depletion of glasses and one in 1976 for the development of amorphous silicon devices.
Dr. Carlson invented the amorphous silicon solar cell at RCA Labs in 1974 and was the first to demonstrate
that hydrogenated amorphous silicon could be doped either p- or n-type and could be used to form a
semiconductor junction. He received the top technical award of the American Ceramic Society (the Ross
Coffin Purdy Award) "in recognition of his outstanding contributions to ceramic literature in the year 1974".
In 1977, Dr. Carlson was appointed Group Head, Photovoltaic Device Research, at RCA Laboratories. In
1983, he joined Solarex Corporation (merged into BP Solar in 1999) as the Director of Research and Deputy
General Manager of the Solarex Thin Film Division. He became the General Manager of the Solarex Thin
Film Division in 1987 and was promoted to Vice President in 1988. In 1994, he became Vice President and
Chief Technologist of Solarex. In 1999, he became the Chief Scientist of BP Solar and the Manager of
Future Technology Programs. He also manages the Intellectual Property System for BP Solar.
Dr. Carlson was a co-recipient of the 1984 Morris N. Liebmann Award (IEEE) "for crucial contributions to
the use of amorphous silicon in low-cost, high performance photovoltaic solar cells". In 1986, Dr. Carlson
was awarded the Walton Clark Medal by the Franklin Institute for "his innovations in the use of
hydrogenated amorphous silicon for solar energy conversion, his leadership in the development of its
technology and the major impact of his contributions". He received the William R. Cherry Award at the 20th
IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference in 1988 for "outstanding contributions to the advancement of
photovoltaic science and technology". He received the Karl W. Boer Medal from the International Solar
Energy Society and the University of Delaware in 1995 for his outstanding contributions to the field of solar
energy. Dr. Carlson is a fellow of the IEEE and a member of the American Physical Society, the American
Vacuum Society, and Sigma Xi. He has published more than 140 technical papers and has been issued 26
U.S. patents. He's listed in Who's Who in America.
John Benner

Manager, PV Industry
Partnerships, NREL

Photovoltaics Future Generations
– Grid Parity And Beyond

John Benner is the Manager, PV Industry Partnerships, at the National Renewable Energy
Laboratory. He leads the development of partnerships to move advanced photovoltaic
technologies into the markets more effectively. These include cost-shared contracts such
as the PV Incubators, Cooperative R&D Agreements and the IP portfolio. This role is an
outgrowth of his previous responsibilities as Manager of the Electronic Materials and
Devices Group, an organization leading research in PV materials. The initiative he
launched to strengthen and expand collaborations with industry positioned the lab to
respond to the current rapid growth of the PV industry and increased demand on NREL
for technology solutions to current production issues through next–generation
improvements. His PV experience spans 30 years of support to NREL, its predecessor
the Solar Energy Research Institute and the DOE Solar Electric Technologies Program.
Devens Gust
Foundation Professor of Chemistry &
Arizona State University

Bioinspired Solar Energy
What We Can Learn from

Dr. Devens Gust is Foundation Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Arizona State
University. A native of Phoenix, Dr. Gust received his B. S. degree in chemistry from Stanford
University in 1967. For his doctoral studies at Princeton, he carried out research with Professor
Kurt Mislow in organic stereochemistry. Upon completion of his degree in 1974, he moved to
Caltech to continue his education in NMR with Professor J. D. Roberts. In 1975, Gust accepted a
position in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Arizona State University in
Tempe. At ASU, he has served as Director of the ASU Center for the Study of Early Events in
Photosynthesis, and Chair of the Department.

Dr. Gust has served as Visiting Professor of Biophysics at the Muséum National d'Histoire
Naturelle, Paris; Visiting Professor of Chemistry at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven; Visiting
Scientist at the Centre d'Etudes Nucléaires de Saclay, France; and a Japan Society for the
Promotion of Science Fellow. In Fall, 2003, he was a visiting faculty member at the University
of Sydney, as Cornforth Foundation Lecturer, and in 2007 served as visiting professor,
Université Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, France. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the
Advancement of Science, and received the Award in Photochemistry from the Inter-American
Photochemical Society in 2005.
Matt Fronk

Director, Fuel Cell Research Laboratory
General Motors Research and Development
Honeoye Falls, New York

Next Steps to Automotive Fuel Cell

Matt Fronk is Director of the Fuel Cell Research Lab. In addition, he is the site leader of the
Honeoye Falls GM Fuel Cell Facility that includes R&D work and GM Powertrain
Product/Manufacturing Engineering development. He began his GM fuel cell work in 1990 with
Los Alamos National Lab and DoE. He holds several patents in the fuel cell area.

Matt is a mechanical engineering graduate of Union College and began his career at GM in 1977
as a summer intern with Rochester Products. He has held various technical and leadership roles
in the areas of Valvetrain Products, Advanced Fuel and Emissions Systems, as well as Fuel
System Manufacturing.

Matt received the Senior Mechanical Engineering Alumni Award for distinguished service in the
field from Union College in 2004. He serves on the advisory boards for RITs’ Sustainability
Institute as well as the Penn State Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering Department.
Michael Shimazu
Project Manager, Clean Energy Research
And Market Development

Energizing the Economy through
Clean Energy Technologies and

Michael Shimazu is a Project Manager at NYSERDA in Clean Energy Research and Market
Development. He manages NYSERDA’s incubator, manufacturing incentive, and business
development programs to increase the opportunities for renewable energy and clean energy
companies to commercialize new products and grow their business. He was a co-founder and
corporate officer at Molecular OptoElectronics Corp., an optical components company, where he
raised more than $27 million in venture capital and launched several profitable new products.
He has also been an award-winning editor at Photonics Spectra magazine, a Business
Development Director at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and held positions in technology-
based economic development in New York, Massachusetts and Hawaii. He holds a S.B. from
the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and M.S. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Kevin T. Geiss
Program Director for Energy Security
Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army
for Installations and Environment.

Army Energy Security

Dr. Kevin Geiss is the Program Director for Energy Security in the Office of the Assistant
Secretary of the Army for Installations and Environment. Dr. Geiss joined the office in 2008 and
works on the development, planning, coordination and implementation of the Army’s energy
security strategy. In his last position, he served as the Assistant Director for National Defense in
the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) in the Executive Office of the President.
During his 3 years at OSTP, he conducted policy and budget review of the Department of
Defense science and technology efforts. Prior to joining OSTP, Dr. Geiss was an associate chief
scientist in the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio. He holds a B.A
degree from Cedarville University and M.S. and Ph.D degrees from Miami University.
Stefan Schweizer
Optical Characterization Group
Fraunhofer Center for Silicon Photovoltaics
Halle, Germany

Solar Valley Central Germany:
A Sunny Cooperation Between
Industry & Research

Dr. Stefan Schweizer is at the Fraunhofer Center for Silicon Photovoltaics in Halle,
Germany where he leads the optical characterization group. He obtained his physics
diploma from the University of Giessen, Germany, in 1994. During this time he worked
in the field of paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy of point defects in solids.
Subsequently, he moved to the University of Paderborn where he obtained a PhD in 1997
investigating the structure of radiation defects in x-ray storage phosphors. He obtained
his habilitation in 2000 for his work in the field of radiation detectors. After long-term
research terms as a visiting professor at MIT and Argonne National Laboratory, both in
USA, he returned to Germany in 2006. In addition to his Fraunhofer position, he will
also head a research group on “photon management” in solar cells at the University of
Halle (Saale) from July this year. In his positions, he is a key member of “The Solar
Valley” in Central Germany. This cluster is a unique collaboration that brings together
20 solar companies and 14 research centers from Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, and Thuringia.
They not only want to achieve grid parity of PV systems, but also to continue to
implement an integrated development plan agreed with all partners for R&D, training and
cluster formation. The cluster aims to achieve a break through in the use of solar power,
which is expected to account for 20 percent of the energy output in Germany in 2020.
The “Solar Valley Mitteldeutschland” wants to become in internationally leading
technology region with 60,000 jobs and an annual sectoral growth of 30 percent by the
year 2020.
John G. Voeller
Senior Vice President
Black & Veatch

Alternative Energy:
Unmapped and Insecurities

John Voeller is Senior Vice President, Chief Knowledge Officer and Chief Technology
Officer at Black & Veatch. He also is a consultant to the Office of Science and
Technology for the Department of Homeland Security, a Fellow in the Office of Science
and Technology Policy at the White House and CBRTA co-founder and consultant,
CBRNE classified systems. Among his responsibilities are development of strategic and
tactical plans for agency, interagency and national initiatives; developing and promoting
collaboration and deliberation processes to ensure multi-agency interface and investment
optimization; gathering and analyzing all possible federal information sources to provide
agencies and offices and their stakeholders with a comprehensive picture of past and
current efforts; consultant to the President’s Information Technology Advisory Council
(PITAC); IT advisor to OSTP/EOP as member for the White House COOP/COG team;
Technical Leader and cofounder, Chemical, Biological, Radiological Technology
Alliance (CBRTA.) Mr. Voeller’s innovation history includes; designed Powrtrak,
which moved company from a $200 million to $2 billion firm in six years; CEO and
President of Data Discovery, Inc. which sold his recursive, search technology; CEO and
President of General Integration Corp., specialized in highly collaborative environments;
CEO and President of Nuhands Corp, specializing in devices aiding senior citizens. Mr.
Voeller received the Award for Excellence from Engineering News Record magazine for
1998, “Their highest honor for most significant individual achievement in the
engineering/ construction industry”; CIO Enterprise Value Award for 1997 from CIO
magazine (first ever awarded); the Ed Forrest Award for highest achievement in
engineering automation for 2000 and the CIO Premiere 100 award as one of the top 100
CIO’s in the US for 2000. Mr. Voeller has a BS in mechanical engineering from the
Georgia Institute of Technology, is a registered professional engineer in Kansas and
Michigan and holds TS/SCI clearance at the White House.
Philippe Fauchet
Director, Energy Research Initiative
University of Rochester

Energy for the 21st Century

Professor Philippe Fauchet is the Director of the University of Rochester’s Energy Research
Initiative. He joined the University of Rochester in 1990 after teaching at Princeton
University and Stanford University. Presently, he is a Distinguished Professor in Electrical
and Computer Engineering and also holds appointments as Professor of Optics, Biomedical
Engineering, Physics, and Materials Science, and as Senior Scientist at the Laboratory for
Laser Energetics. Dr. Fauchet is an expert in semiconductor optoelectronics, nanoscience and
nanotechnology with silicon, biosensors, electroluminescent materials and devices, and
optical diagnostics. His research on nanoscale Si, and their application to LEDs and displays,
photovoltaics, biosensors, and nanoelectronic devices, has led to dozens of plenary or invited
conference presentations. His interests in solar energy center on the use of nanoscience to
improve the capture of sunlight and raise the efficiency/decrease the cost of photovoltaic

Dr. Fauchet received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Faculte Polytechnique de Mons in
Belgium, an M.S. in Engineering from Brown University, and a Ph.D. in Applied Physics
from Stanford University. He received an IBM Post-Doctoral Fellowship in 1983-1984, an
IBM Faculty Development Award in 1985, the NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award
in 1987, an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship in 1988, and the 1990-1993 Prix Guibal &
Devillez. Dr. Fauchet is the author of nearly 400 publications, and has edited eleven books.
He is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America, the American Physical Society, and the
Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. He is a co-founder of SiMPore Inc. and a
member of various boards and governmental entities. From 1998 to 2004, he served as the
Founding Director of the Center for Future Health and as the Chair of the Department of
Electrical and Computer Engineering.
Ching Tang
Doris Johns Cherry Professor
of Chemical Engineering
University of Rochester.

Thin-film Photovoltaics -
Opportunities and Challenges

Dr. Ching Tang is currently the Doris Johns Cherry Professor of Chemical Engineering of
the University of Rochester. He received a B.Sc. degree from the University of British
Columbia in 1970 and a Ph.D. from Cornell University in 1975. He joined the University
of Rochester in 2006 after 31 years at the Kodak Research Laboratories where he made
several important discoveries including the organic light emitting diode (OLED) and the
donor-acceptor heterojunction structure which formed the basis of modern organic opto-
electronic devices. Dr. Tang is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, a
fellow of the American Physical Society, and a fellow of the Society for Information
Lewis Rothberg
Professor of Chemistry

University of Rochester

Plasmonic Enhancement of
Organic Photovoltaic Devices

Lewis Rothberg teaches and does research in the areas of organic electronics and
biomolecular sensing as a Professor of Chemistry at the University of Rochester since
1996. His research group investigates the science of light emission, charge
photogeneration and charge transport in conjugated, processable materials with an eye to
future applications in flexible displays, electronic paper and organic solar cells. In the
biomolecular sensor area, the vision behind the Rothberg group’s work is development of
molecular sensing techniques with biomedical significance that do not involve
fluorescent or radioactive tagging of analytes. The group is developing new optical
schemes based on reflectivity, Raman spectroscopy and radiative engineering of
fluorescent decay rates. Coupled to our sensing effort, we are studying the basic science
of single molecule Raman and plasmon enhanced fluorescence spectroscopy.

Lewis got his undergraduate BS in Physics at the University of Rochester in 1977 and his
Ph.D. in Physics with Nicolaas Bloembergen at Harvard University in 1984. His thesis
work involved studies of dephasing-induced four-wave mixing to verify the correct
treatment of quantum mechanical damping in nonlinear optical processes. From 1984-
1996, he worked at AT&T and then Lucent Bell Laboratories on a variety of problems in
soft condensed matter physics. He became Distinguished Member of Technical Staff at
Bell Labs in 1994 and a Fellow of the American Physical Society in 1996.
Matt Yates
Associate Professor
Chemical Engineering
University of Rochester

An Overview of Fuel Cell
Research at the University of

Matt Yates is an Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of
Rochester. His research is focused on the utilization of colloid and surface science for
the fabrication of advanced materials. Prior to joining the University of Rochester, he
held a Director's Fellowship for postdoctoral study at Los Alamos National Laboratory,
and an International Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation for study
at the Max Planck Institute for Colloids and Interfaces. He received his BS in Chemical
Engineering from Tulane University in 1994, and a PhD in Chemical Engineering from
the University of Texas in 1999.
John M. Soures
Senior Scientist
Laboratory for Laser Energetics
University of Rochester

Nuclear Fusion:
A Potential Long-Term
Energy Source

Dr. John M. Soures is a Senior Scientist and serves as manager of the National Laser
Users' Facility (NLUF) and Coordinator for External Users of the OMEGA Laser System
at the University of Rochester Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE.) NLUF is a unique
program, funded through the Office of Inertial Fusion of the Department of Energy, that
allows non-LLE researchers to conduct experiments on OMEGA without a direct facility
charge. Approved high-energy-density physics experiments are conducted by
investigators from U.S. universities, national laboratories, and industry in a variety of
areas including inertial fusion, laboratory astrophysics, radiation hydrodynamics,
hydrodynamic instabilities, studies of the equation of state of materials, plasma physics,
x-ray laser physics, XUV spectroscopy, and high-temperature and high-density plasma
diagnostics development.

Dr. Soures was a founding member of LLE in 1970 and has held a variety of leadership
positions. Most notably, he has served as Group Leader for the Glass Laser Development
and Laser Fusion Experiments
Groups, Deputy Director for LLE, Director of the Experimental Division, and Deputy
Project Manager for the National Ignition Facility/LLE.

He is a fellow of the American Physical Society and was awarded the 1993 American
Physical Society Award for Excellence in Plasma Physics Research. Dr. Soures has
served as co-chairman of the Conference on High-temperature Plasma Diagnostics, and
as an organizing committee member for several meetings of the Division of Plasma
Physics of the American Physical Society and of the Conference on Lasers and Electro-
Optics (CLEO).

Dr. Soures received three academic degrees from the University of Rochester: a B.S. in
physics (1965), an M.S. in mechanical engineering & aerospace sciences (1967), and a
Ph.D. in mechanical & aerospace sciences (1970). Dr. Soures has authored, co-authored,
or presented more than 250 publications and technical papers. He is the co-inventor of
three laser technology patents.
David Wu
Professor of Chemical Engineering
University of Rochester

Biomass-Ethanol Conversion
A Renaissance of Fermentation

Professor David Wu is a professor in the Chemical Engineering department at the
University of Rochester. Dr. Wu is a leader in the study of the biomass-degrading enzyme
system of Clostridium thermocellum, a key bacterium in “Consolidated Processing” leading
to bio-ethanol production. He directs a $1,75M DOE-funded consortium based at the
University of Rochester and involving the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) to develop biomolecular strategies
toward bio-hydrogen production from biomass. He is a principle investigator of another
DOE-funded grant on biomass-ethanol conversion. He is also a co-principle investigator of
three NIH- or BARDA-funded center grants on developing countermeasures against

Dr. Wu earned his doctorate in Biochemical Engineering from MIT in 1987. He is a fellow
of the American Academy of Microbiology and has twice won awards for excellence in
teaching from the Undergraduate Engineering Council. He is also a recipient of the
Waksman Outstanding Educator Award from the Society for Industrial Microbiology, in
memory of the late Nobel Laureate who discovered streptomycin. He is serving as an editor
of Industrial Biotechnology, a professional journal dedicated to R&D on deriving chemicals
and energy using biological approaches, including biomass energy. He served as an editor
for the Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering and Applied Microbiology and
Biotechnology. He also served as an official in various professional societies and as a
panelist for various federal funding programs on bioenergy or tissue engineering.
Larry Simpson
Director, RENEW NY

Clean Energy: Overview of
the Market At the Federal,
State and Local Level, and
Regional Entrepreneurial
Activity and Resources.

Larry Simpson develops and supports sustainable business creation in efficiency and
renewable energy. A passion for launching new business growth has driven an
entrepreneurial background over 25 years launching new companies, new profit and loss
centers, and new product lines. His current projects include: Renewable Energy Network of
Entrepreneurs in Western New York (RENEW NY). Mr. Simpson is the Director of this
virtual incubator to assist startup renewable energy companies in western NY State, and Blue
Springs Energy, LLC. Mr. Simpson is founder and president, providing a web-based solution
for clean energy incentives and tax credits in energy efficiency, renewable energy, demand
response, and carbon mitigation. Mr. Simpson’s experience includes raising over $5,300,000
in venture and angel capital funding as co-founder, President and CEO of the Web Product
Realization Network (WebPRN), and writing the business plan and leading sales and
marketing for Connected Energy Corp., an IT solution for remote management of energy
assets. Simpson’s career began at Motorola, where over 11 years became a vice president of
market development and sales with > $400 million worldwide responsibility in the
Semiconductor Products Sector. Simpson also founded the Strategic Consulting Division
Questra Corporation, providing strategic consulting in new business line and product
development initiatives.

Simpson received a Master of Business Administration in finance from Rochester Institute of
Technology, and Bachelor of Science degree in interdisciplinary engineering and business
from Clarkson University.

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Kevin Schulte
Chief Executive Officer
Sustainable Energy Developments, Inc.

SED's Community Wind Plan

Kevin Schulte is the Chief Executive Officer and a co-founder and owner of Sustainable
Energy Developments, Inc. (SED). Schulte oversees all consulting services and the
design of wind energy systems over 30kW in size. At SED, Schulte has concentrated
chiefly on designing economically viable decentralized wind turbine installations through
regulatory analyses and advancement, innovative financial modeling, public education
and turbine selection. His resume includes, but is not limited to, the management of the
design and installation of a 1.5 MW on-site wind turbine project at Jiminy Peak Mountain
Resort in Hancock, MA, the first ski resort in the United States to be powered by wind as
well as a 600kW wind turbine at Holy Name Junior/Senior Central Catholic High School
in Worcester, MA. The high school was the first in Massachusetts to be 100% powered
by wind.

Schulte currently serves on the American Wind Energy Association's (AWEA)
Community Wind Steering Committee and was recently appointed to the 25x25 by
America's Energy Future's Steering Committee.
Jerry Leone

Director of Sustainable Development
Casella Waste Systems, Inc.

Bio/Syn Gas Recovery and

Jerry Leone is Director of Sustainable Development for Casella Waste Systems, Inc. He
has been involved with landfill gas management and recovery since 1987. In his
previous capacity as Director of Landfill Gas Programs for Waste Management, Inc.
(WMI), Jerry was solely responsible for the sales and marketing of green power for Bio-
Energy Partners (BEP), a 150 MW joint-venture partnership between WMI and
Caterpillar Financial Services, Inc. as well as developing new landfill gas projects.
During his tenure with WMI, Jerry successfully fostered and assisted in the development
of several highly successful landfill gas projects across North America.

Jerry has been instrumentally involved in the development and success of building
Casella’s own portfolio of landfill gas to energy projects including Hyland Landfill,
Clinton County Landfill, Pine Tree Landfill, and Steuben County Landfill (2009) in
addition to partnership projects at the Ontario County Landfill and Coventry Landfill.
Kenneth J. Reed
Cerion Energy, Inc

Cerion Energy, Inc.:
“Successful Launch
of a Renewable Energy Venture”

Dr. Kenneth Reed is a graduate of The Entrepreneur’s Network and is co-founder and director of
Research and Development for five nanoparticle/nanocatalyst start-up companies: Cerion
Energy, Inc., Ceres Therapeutics, Cerion CatCoat, Cerion Power and Genesis One-Three.

Kenneth received a BSc degree in Chemistry (highest honors) from Rochester Institute of
Technology in 1971 and a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from Stanford University in 1975.
Directly upon graduation, he joined the research laboratories of the Eastman Kodak Co. and
shifted careers from computational quantum chemistry and spectroscopy to applied research and
product development. His 30 year career at Kodak involved applied precipitation research for
both novel and conventional silver halide crystals, and redox mechanisms related to their
development. This led to 20 patents in such areas as direct band gap crystal detectors, novel
epitaxial and laminar nano-crystals, two electron reducing agents and novel heterocyclic
adsorbates. This applications-focused research led to the introduction of nearly a dozen, high
margin, photographic imaging products. In addition, he established a syllabus and instructional
program that led to the training of 1/3rd of the photographic scientists at Kodak. On two separate
occasions, Dr. Reed led the U.S./French exploratory dispersion research efforts which produced
nano-thin imaging crystals and other commercial technologies. Just prior to retirement in 2005,
work focused on developing patent and technical strategies for the generation and use of
monodisperse organic nano-particles for OLED applications. This work resulted in three patent
applications. In 2005 Dr. Reed was given the Eastman Kodak CTO Distinguished Inventors
University of Rochester Student Posters

1. “A Molecular Approach to Artificial Photosynthesis and the Light Driven Generation of Hydrogen from
Pingwu Du, Theresa McCormick, and Theodore Lazarides (Prof. R. Eisenberg)

2. “Alloy, Intermetallic and Bimetallic Platinum-Based Nanomaterials as Fuel Cell Catalysts”
Zhenmeng Peng, Shengchun Yang, and Sean Maksimuk (Prof. H. Yang)

3. “Assembly and Testing of Spectrum Splitting Solar Concentrator Modules”
Eric Christensen (Prof. D. Moore)

4. “Characterization of Silver Nanoparticles for Enhanced Absorption in Silicon”
Jeffrey P. Clarkson, David Z. Fang, and Krishanu Shome (Prof. P. Fauchet)

5. “Decreasing the Energy Consumption in Organic Light-Emitting Diodes”
Hui Wang and Kevin P. Klubek (Prof. C. Tang)

6. “Design and Modeling of Solar Concentrators”
Blair Unger (Prof. D. Moore)

7. "Electric Field Aligned Nafion/PVDF-HFP Composite Membranes for Direct Methanol Fuel Cells"
Xue Wei (Prof. M. Yates)

8. “First Rayleigh-Taylor and Richtmeyer-Meshkov Instability Measurements in Laser-Driven Planar
Targets on the OMEGA EP Laser”
Jon Hager (Prof. D. Meyerhofer)

9. “Genomic Study on Clostridium thermocellum for Biofuels Production, a Key Microorganism in
Consolidated Bioprocessing”
Jonathan Millen (Prof. D. Wu)

10. "Hydroxyapatite Ceramics as Proton Conducting Fuel Cell Membranes"
Dongxia Liu (Prof. M. Yates)

11. "Nanoscale Materials: Why Size Matters"
Julie Smyder (Prof. T. Krauss)

12. “Novel Back Contact of Thin Film CdS/CdTe Solar Cells”
Authors: Hao Lin, Wei Xia, and Sunny Wu (Prof. C. Tang)

13. “Organic Photovoltaic Cells Based on MoO3:C60”
Minlu Zhang, Hsiang Ning Wu, and Irfan (Profs. Y. Gao and C. Tang)

14. "Protonic Conduction in Cathode Catalyst Layer in PEM Fuel Cells"
Yuxiu Liu (Prof. J. Jorne)

15. “Pt Nanowire Alloys for Fuel Cell Electrodes”
Shui, Jianglan (Prof. J. Li)

16. "Strategies for Metal Particle Enhancement of Organic Photovoltaic Devices"
Xiaohong Chen, Shanlin Pan, and Chi-Sheng Chang (Prof. L. Rothberg)

17. "Thin Film Deposition Techniques with Potential Applications for Solid State Lighting"
Mohan Ahluwalia and Sangmin Lee (Prof. C. Tang)

18. “UR Biodiesel”
Daniel Fink (Dr. Ebenhack)
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General Motors

LaBella Associates

National Solar Technologies


National Solar Technologies

Rochester Solar Technologies/O’Connell Electric

Renovus Energy

Sustainable Energy Developments, Inc.

Sweet Water Ethanol

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