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Thursday, April 1, 2021 at 12:25pm to 1:15pmVirtual Event
Energy and the Environment: Known Unknowns and Unknown Unknowns
This talk goes through the recent history in the development of modern air conditioning and automobiles, scientific exploration for refrigerants and gasolines, intended and unintended consequences of energy utilization, featuring the prominent role of notable Cornellians and their contributions. While energy and the environment are both essential to sustainable development, the concerns over environmental regulations stifling energy innovations are not warranted. The speaker tries to argue that, in fact, history has shown the opposite to be true.
Biography: Dr. Max Zhang is a professor at Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Cornell University. Dr. Zhang’s research areas reside on the nexus of energy and environmental system engineering, and currently focus on passive mitigation of air pollution, renewable energy planning, sustainable heating solutions in cold climate and public IoT network. Dr. Zhang currently serves on the Faculty Advisory Council and the Public Engagement Council, advising Engage Cornell, a $150 million initiative to establish community engagement and real-world learning experiences as the hallmark of the Cornell experience.
Join Zoom Meeting: https://cornell.zoom.us/j/93866599853?pwd=RnBYUURabWh1d25xd05NSUdncDV0Zz09
Meeting ID: 938 6659 9853