The CU-Boulder Energy Initiative: Developing a Campus-wide Response to Energy Demand and Climate Change
Carl Koval, University of Colorado at Boulder
Over the past two years, a large number of faculty, staff and students have been involved in developing a coordinated response to the growing global demand for energy in various forms, and the simultaneous need to decrease GHG emissions associated with energy production and use. . The Energy Initiative focuses on three main activities: energy research, energy education, and business outreach. Progress in achieving short and long term goals associated with the EI will be presented, including the development of a state-wide research and commercialization effort the Colorado Renewable Energy Collaboratory. Future plans for the EI include developing more integrated and productive interactions between energy researchers and atmospheric/environmental science researchers.
Biography: Carl Koval has been a faculty member in the Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry at CU Boulder since 1980. As part of developing his research program in electrochemistry and membrane science, he has been the thesis advisor for 26 Ph.D. students, 5 M.S. students and 5 research associates. His research has resulted in over 110 publications, 10 patents, and has been supported by 47 separate research contracts and grants, and has included collaborations with several current and former scientists at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
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