Energy Working Group at Penn Hosts Mini-Symposium on Sustainable Energy

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@pobox.upenn.edu | 215-898-6460February 20, 2007

WHO: Energy Working Group at Penn, a multi-disciplinary group of University of Pennsylvania scientists and engineers

George Crabtree, senior scientist and director of the materials science division of the Argonne National Laboratory

Joanne Milliken, director of the U.S. Energy Department hydrogen program

WHAT: "The Search for a Sustainable Energy Future: Challenges for Basic Research" mini-symposium   

WHERE: Wu and Chen Auditorium, Levine Hall, 3330 Walnut St., Philadelphia

WHEN: Friday, March 9, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.

The EWGP's inaugural symposium will bring energy experts together to present their views on the federal government's response to the global energy crisis and scientific and technological hurdles that must be overcome to solve the crisis in an environmentally acceptable way.

A highlight of the event will be an extended lunch session with Penn scientists and engineers presenting posters of their ongoing research in the areas of fuel cells/ceramic sensors, energy conversion processes for solar energy, hydrogen storage and advanced structural materials for energy applications.  

The symposium, sponsored by Penn's School of Engineering and Applied Science and School of Arts and Sciences is free and open to the public.   

Online registration for the mini-seminar must be completed by March 2 at www.energy.upenn.edu/registration.html.

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