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Energy Engineering Seminar: K. Max Zhang, Cornell University

Thursday, February 10, 2022 at 12:25pm to 1:15pm

B11 Kimball Hall, B11

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.


BIO: Dr. Max Zhang is a professor at Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and currently serve as the Kathy Dwyer Marble and Curt Marble Faculty Director at the Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability. Dr. Zhang’s research areas reside on the nexus of energy and environmental system engineering, driven by social impact, focusing on air pollution mitigation, renewable energy planning and building systems. His research has led to major legislations and regulations at city, county and state levels.


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Meeting ID: 965 6171 7639

Passcode: 822760

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Biological and Environmental Engineering, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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energy institute

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K. Max Zhang

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Cornell University

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