2017 SyracuseCoE Symposium Agenda

8:00 AM Breakfast
8:30 Welcome and introductions
8:45 Keynote Speaker: Brewster McCracken, Pecan Street Institute
9:30 Coffee and Transition to Sessions
TRACKS Water in Urban Environments Energy Resources Design in Urban Environments
SESSION 1
A.1 Climate Change and Urban Systems B.1 Improving Combustion Engines Through Reliable Ignition Prediction and Control C.1 Designed Material Systems
9:45 Changing climate is having extreme and varied impacts on urban systems.  This session considers both long and short term impacts of climate change at local to national scales. This session discusses challenges and emerging ignition systems, such as laser ignition, which are needed for the smooth functioning of clean and efficient combustion engines. This session will explore the potential of Design Material Systems that achieves novel global functions such as heat exchanger, water collector, and floating concrete breakwater through designing the geometry and composition at the local material scale.
Steve Shaw, SUNY-ESF
Analyzing Hydrologic Time Series Through the Lens of Change Points: Identifying Evidence of Natural Variability in Streamflow Across the U.S. Between 1940 and 2014
Sreenath Gupta, Argonne National Lab
Laser Ignition for Improved Performance of Natural gas Engines
John Grinham, Harvard University
TBD Deshawn Coombs, Syracuse University Roger Hubeli and Julie M. Larsen, Syracuse University
Charley Driscoll, Syracuse University
Air Quality, Health, and Ecosystem Co-benefits and Dis-benefits of Policy Options for a U.S. Powerplant Carbon Standard
Sage Kokjohn, University of Wisconsin
Advanced Combustion: Challenges and Opportunities
Kyoo-Chul (Kenneth) Park, Northwestern University
Bio-Inspired Atmospheric Water Generation
Session Chair: Charley Driscoll, Syracuse University Session Chair: Ben Akih-Kumgeh, Syracuse University Session Chair: Daekwon Park, Syracuse University
11:00 Transition to keynote session
11:15 Keynote Speaker: John Fernandez, MIT
The Future of Cities and the MIT Environmental Solutions Initiative
12:00 PM Lunch and Student Lightning Talks
SESSION 2
A.2 Urban Water and Infrastructure B.2 TBD C.2 Big Data, Urban Energy Modeling, and Visualization for Community Engagement (Part 1)
1:30 Urban water infrastructure, including pipes, sewer and stormwater systems, and green infrastructure, is a necessary part of the built environment.  This session considers these infrastructures within the city of Syracuse and beyond, exploring the challenges and successes associated with the monitoring and management of water infrastructure.   This joint session presents recent developments in visualization and simulation tools for engaging communities and integrating big data in the design of smart, healthy, and energy-efficient built environments.
Sam Edelstein, City of Syracuse Seong-Young Lee, Michigan Technical University Naomi Keena, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Interactive Visualization for Interdisciplinary Research
Lauren McPhillips, Arizona State University Evaluation of intentional and accidental stormwater management features across multiple US cities Brewster McCracken, Pecan Street Institute
Christa Kelleher, Syracuse University
Patterns and Processes: Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles to Assess Urban Stream Temperatures
Danny Stuber, NREL
Nourhan Mohamed, MIT
Session Chair: Christa Kelleher, Syracuse University Session Chair: Jeongmin Ahn, Syracuse University Session Chair: Bess Krietemeyer, Syracuse University
2:45 Transition to Session 3
SESSION 3
A.3 Hydrologic Behavior in Urban Environments B.3 Biorefineries, Biofuels, and Bioproducts C.3 Big Data, Urban Energy Modeling, and Visualization for Community Engagement (Part 2)
3:00 Hydrological processes within urban environments often widely differ from more natural systems.  This session examines hydrological processes across urban streams as well as how these dynamics may influence biogeochemical responses at the watershed scale. Traditional pulping processes are focused on the production of cellulose while other constituents of lignocellulosics/wood are mostly considered as low-value energy sources. The success of growing biorefineries envisioned to help alleviate our dependence on fossil fuels relies largely on the complete utilization of lignocellulosics. This session will shed light on some possibilities in this area. This joint session presents recent developments in visualization and simulation tools for engaging communities and integrating big data in the design of smart, healthy, and energy-efficient built environments.
Sarah Ledford, Temple University
Evaluating controls on metabolism and nutrient processing in a WWTP-impacted urban stream
Ofei Mante, RTI International Lisa Iulo, Pennsylvania State University
Aditi Bhaskar, Colorado State University Xianzhi Meng, University of Tennessee-Knoxville
Structural Characterization of Co-Solvent Enhanced Lignocellulosic Fractionation Pretreated Lignin
Mina Rahimian, Pennsylvania State University
Laura Lautz, Syracuse University Aditi Nagardeolekar, SUNY-ESF
Lignin as a by-product of hot-water extraction: potential increase in the value of biorefineries based on angiosperms
Panel Discussion
Session Chair: Laura Lautz, Syracuse University Session Chair: Biljana Bujanovic, SUNY-ESF Session Chair: Tarek Rakha, Syracuse University
4:15 Transition to Symposium Reception and Student Poster Competition
4:30 – 6:30 Symposium Reception & Student Poster Competition @ SyracuseCoE Headquarters


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