2016 Symposium Program

Transforming Design and Energy for a Sustainable and Resilient Future

Advances in research and technology are catalyzing transformations in education and practice for sustainable and resilient built environments. In SyracuseCoE’s 16th annual Symposium, presentations will address emerging innovations across many scales, from high-performance buildings to human-centered urban design, from nanoscale-enabled energy systems to cyber-physical interactive environments, and from smart grids and power system resiliency to adaptive building systems and performance augmentation materials.


Wednesday, September 21 – Crowne Plaza

1:30 Registration, Networking, and Coffee
2:00 Welcome and introductions, Crowne Plaza LaFayette Room
Ed Bogucz, SyracuseCoE and Syracuse University
2:15 Keynote Presentation – Introduction by Teresa Dahlberg, Syracuse University
Gurdip Singh, Syracuse University
Perspectives on Smart and Connected Communities and Cyber-Physical Systems
3:00 Keynote Presentation – Introduction by Michael Speaks, Syracuse University
Fei Wang, Syracuse University
Design Energy Futures
3:45 Keynote Presentation – Introduction by Tarek Rakha, Syracuse University
Skylar Tibbits, MIT
Self-Assembly & Programmable Materials

Wednesday, September 21 – SyracuseCoE

4:30 Transition to SyracuseCoE Headquarters for reception and posters
5:00 – 7:00 PM Symposium Reception and Student Poster Competition at SyracuseCoE Headquarters

Thursday, September 22 – Crowne Plaza

8:00 AM Registration, Networking, and Breakfast
8:30 Welcome and introductions, Crowne Plaza LaFayette Room
Ed Bogucz,
SyracuseCoE and Syracuse University
8:45 Keynote Presentation – Introdution by Shere Abbott, Syracuse University
Michelle Addington, Yale University
Technological Pasts and Futures
9:30 Coffee and Transition to Sessions
SESSION 1 Lafayette Room Camillus Room Skaneateles Room
A.1 Multiscale Materials for Building Performance Augmentation B.1 Smart Grids: Transformation in Generation Profiles, Technology, and Power System Structure C.1 Future Materials, Methods, & Environments
9:45 This session will focus on the development of innovative multiscale materials (i.e. hybrid or architectured materials) that strategically enhances the performance of buildings. The performative criteria ranges from thermal management and structural optimization to material selection, consumption and assembly. Power systems are rapidly transforming to smart grids. This session will discuss various aspects of smart grids. The focus will be on high penetration of renewable energy resources, changes in distribution systems and transmission system technology. This session will focus on speculative futuristic materials and methods that will change how we conceive of the material palette for construction and environments.
Philseok Kim, SLIPS Technologies, Inc.
Commercialization of Academic Invention – Slippery Liquid Infused Porous Surfaces (SLIPS)
Steven Pullins, Hitachi Americas
Case Study: Syracuse Near Westside Community Microgrid

David Maack, Corning Incorporated Science & Technology
Corning® Gorilla® Glass Speakers: Corning and the Pursuit of Innovation

Junho Chun, Syracuse University
Topology optimization frameworks for the design of structures subjected to random excitations
Lei Wu, Clarkson University
Developing Advanced Resilient Community Microgrid to Improve Disaster Response Capability

Fengqi Li, Syracuse University
Wall Parley—an exploration of future architecture embedded with artificail intelligence

Leire Asensio Villoria, Harvard University
Ceramic Formations

James T. Gallagher, New York State Smart Grid Consortium
Grid Modernization in New York – Challenges and Opportunities

Amber Bartosh & David Shanks, Syracuse University
Physical, Digital, and Virtual Prototyping of Emergent Materials for Building

Session Chair: Roger Hubeli, Syracuse University Session Chair: Sara Eftekharnajad, Syracuse University

Session Chair: Bess Krietemeyer, Syracuse University

11:00 Break
SESSION 2 Pompey Room Camillus Room Skaneateles Room

A.2 Nanoscale/Microscale-Enabled Energy Systems Design

B.2 Power System Resiliency and Security C.2 Innovation for Municipal Infrastructure

This session will discuss the advancements brought about in energy systems due to the inclusion of nano/micro-scale based designs. Such designs affect the process at the fundamental level and lead to enhancements in energy efficiency as well as cost savings.

Power system resiliency, especially during extreme events such as natural disasters and cyber intrusions, has gained recent attention. Fast recovery and adapting to extreme events are critical for a resilient power grid. Smart grids have introduced opportunities to increase system resiliency and challenges such as cyber security of the power grid. This session will discuss these opportunities and challenges from various perspectives. The City of Syracuse’s Innovation Team recently launched a series of initiatives aimed at addressing infrastructure challenges that many municipalities experience. They will discuss their infrastructure interventions, and explain how technology and data can be used to solve similar problems in other communities.

H. Ezzat Khalifa, Syracuse University
Micro Environmental Control Systems

Steve Chapin, Syracuse University
Security Implications of Distributed, Bidirectional Power Grids
Andrew Maxwell, City of Syracuse

Andrej Lenert, University of Michigan

Shaping the Spectrum of Thermal Radiation: Nanostructures for Efficient Solar Power and Buildings

Quanyan Zhu, NYU-Polytechnic Institute
Resilient Analysis and Design of Interdependent Critical Infrastructures: Concepts and Case Studies
Adria Finch, City of Syracuse

Scott N. Schiffres, State University of New York at Binghamton
Efficiency Through Adsorption

Jim Perkinson, National Grid
A Utility Experience with Advanced Distribution Automation

Sam Edelstein, City of Syracuse
    Jonnell Robinson, Syracuse University, City of Syracuse
    Varun Adibhatla, ARGO Labs

Session Chair: Shalabh Maroo, Syracuse University

Session Chair: Carlos Caicedo, Syracuse University

12:30 PM Lunch, Networking and Student Poster Lighting Talks by Student Poster Competition Winners in Lafayette Room
SESSION 3 Pompey Room Camillus Room Skaneateles Room

A.3 Dynamic and Adaptive Building Systems for Environmental Control

B.3 Data Analytics and the Electric Grid C.3 Future Cities

This session will discuss about the state-of-the-art technologies and methods that are contributing to developing building systems that can dynamically adapt to its environment and occupants. The scope of the enabling technology includes both software and hardware (e.g. simulation platforms to innovative building envelop systems) that augments the design, construction, and control process of adaptive building systems.

The electric grid is being transformed with the deployment of smart meters, monitors, controllers, and smart devices all networked and generating large amounts of data which can be used to match supply and demand, repair outages more quickly, help consumers manage their energy usage and better manage grid resources. This panel will look at the opportunities and challenges created by big data on the grid. This session will explore the environmental implications, energy resources, and urban planning transformation of future cities with a special consideration for how the ubiquity of technology is re-shaping how we envision and interact with our environments.

Forrest Meggers, Princeton University
Science-Inspired Architecture: Sensing and Deploying Novel Radiant Reflections for Advanced Prototypes

Joe Phillips, IBM Buildings Industry Solutions
Analytics and Internet of Things:  Climate Change Mitigation at Meaningful Scale

Lydia Kallipolliti, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Closed Worlds

Doris Sung, USC / dO|Su Studio Architecture
Architecture Unplugged

Jeffery Saltz, Syracuse University
Data Science Organizational Processes

Temitope Olujobi, Syracuse University
Unreal Urbanisms

Jensen Zhang, Syracuse University
Solar Chimney for Ventilation: Modeling, Design, and Demonstration


Bess Krietemeyer, Syracuse University
Projective Empowerment: Co-Creative Sustainable Design Processes

Session Chair: Daekwon Park, Syracuse University

Session Chair: Jason Dedrick, Syracuse University

Session Chair: Amber Bartosh, Syracuse University

3:15 Ice Cream Break and Transition to Session #4
SESSION 4 Pompey Room Camillus Room Skaneateles Room
A.4 Bio-design for Engineering Energy and Health B.4 Demand Response from Policy, Economic, and Consumer Behavior Perspectives C.4 Leaping to Net-Zero Energy Futures for Existing Buildings
3:30 This session will discuss on advancements in health-related technology by understanding and engineering various aspects of the human body, and such designs can lead to potential transformations in the health-care sector. The impact of bio-designed materials on energy and the environment will also be discussed. Demand response programs encourage customers to adjust their electricity usage in response to the supply and demand for electricity, helping to reduce peak demand and avoid potential outages. This can be accomplished through price incentives, voluntary appeals, or automated control over customer usage. This panel will discuss the effectiveness of different approaches to demand response. A Dutch consortium of builders, suppliers, municipalities and financiers has demonstrated how existing residential buildings can be transformed to become net-zero energy via turn-key whole-building retrofits that are completed within a few days. Presentations in this session will describe the “Energiesprong (Energy Leap)” model, and explain how NYSERDA is using a similar approach to transform the multifamily housing sector across New York State.
Peter Huang, Binghamton University
Development and Characterization of a 3D Microfluidic Device to study EndMT Mechanobiology
David Blum, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Demand Response with Next-Generation Building Modeling and Control
Ian Shapiro, Taitem Engineering
Paul R. Chiarot, Binghamton University
Synthetic Asymmetric Vesicles Built Using Continuous Microfluidic Technology

Andrea Feldpausch-Parker, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Smart Grid Electricity System Planning Post-Superstorm Sandy: Analysis of Climate and Energy Discourse

Loic Chappoz, NYSERDA

Shikha Nangia, Syracuse University
Breaking Through the Blood-Brain Barrier

Peter Cappers, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Experience with Residential TOU Retail Electric Rates

Session Chair: Shalabh Maroo, Syracuse University Session Chair: Peter Wilcoxen, Syracuse University Session Chair: Ed Bogucz, SyracuseCoE and Syracuse University

Keynote Presentation – Introduction by Joseph Borowiec, NYSERDA
Jennifer Gerbi, Advanced Research Projects Agency–Energy (ARPA-E)
ARPA-E: Saving Energy Outside the Box

5:30p Program close