Innovations and a Sustainable Energy Future
29 Dec 2010 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Arunava Majumdar
Keynote speech for the 2010 Engineers for a Sustainable World (ESW) National Conference.
Limits of Thermal Processes and their Implications on Efficient Energy Utilization
27 Oct 2010 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Arunava Majumdar
About 90 percent of the world’s energy use involves thermal processes – thermal engines to generate mechanical power; heating and cooling in buildings; heating involved in manufacturing of steel, cement, glass, petrochemicals etc. To identify opportunities for improving current technologies or developing entirely new ones, it is important to identify how far we are from the limits of both thermodynamics and heat transfer, and what can we possibly do to approach them. In this talk, I will first discuss a few examples of such limits - limits of phase change heat transfer and of cooling systems – and discuss how we are trying to approach them.
Energy Innovations in the 21st Century: Role of ARPA-E
13 Oct 2010 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Arunava Majumdar
We are living through a Sputnik moment in our nation’s history, where we have witnessed multiple wake up calls with regards to the need for innovating in energy technologies. ARPA-E was created to address this need by investing in high-risk/high-impact projects, with a mission to: (i) reduce energy imports; (ii) reduce energy-related emissions; (iii) improve energy efficiency of all economic sectors; and (iv) to ensure US technological lead.
An Experimentalists’ Perspective
19 Dec 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Arunava Majumdar
This presentation was one of 13 presentations in the one-day forum,
"Excellence in Computer Simulation," which brought together a broad
set of experts to reflect on the future of computational science and