Gulf Coast Energy Summit Series - Dr. Steven Chu - The Energy, Climate Change and How to Transition to a Sustainable World - May 1, 2015

May 01, 2015
7:30 AM CDT to 9:15 AM CDT
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Houston, TX 77027

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Gulf Coast Energy Summit Speaker Series

"The Energy, Climate Change and How to
Transition to a Sustainable World”

Dr. Steven Chu
Nobel Laureate and former U.S. Secretary of Energy
Science and technology such as the industrial and agricultural revolutions have profoundly transformed the world. I will briefly describe the rapidly changing energy landscape, give an “epidemiological” approach of assessing the risks of climate change, and then discuss technical progress and a blueprint of how to mitigate those risks by making clean energy the low cost option through discovery and innovation.


7:30 a.m. - 7:45 a.m. - Check In and Networking
7:45 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. - Breakfast
8:15 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. - Dr. Steven Chu
9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. - Q&A

$45 for members
$55 for guests
LEED CE Credits:
1 hour
Dr. Steven Chu:
Steven Chu is the William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of Physics and Molecular & Cellular Physiology at Stanford University. His research spans atomic and polymer physics, biophysics, biology, biomedicine and batteries. He shared the 1997 Nobel Prize in Physics for the laser cooling and trapping of atoms.

From January 2009 until April 2013, Dr. Chu was the 12th U.S. Secretary of Energy and the first scientist to hold a cabinet position since Ben Franklin. During his tenure, he began ARPA-E, the Energy Innovation Hubs, the Clean Energy Ministerial meetings, and was tasked by President Obama to assist BP in stopping the Deepwater Horizon oil leak. Prior to his cabinet post, he was director of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Professor of Physics and Molecular and Cell Biology at UC Berkeley, the Theodore and Francis Geballe Professor of Physics and Applied Physics at Stanford University, and head of the Quantum Electronics Research Department at AT&T Bell Laboratories.

Dr. Chu is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Academia Sinica, and is a foreign member of the Royal Society, the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and the Korean Academy of Sciences and Technology. He has been awarded 26 honorary degrees, published more than 250 scientific papers, and holds 10 patents.
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