This event series for faculty and researchers aims to tie together decarbonization research and initiatives across campus by providing regular, organized opportunities for networking and collaboration among and between the U-M research community and external partners.
Nuclear Energy in a Zero-Carbon World - September 28, 2021
12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m. via Zoom | Featuring Sola Talabi (Pittsburgh Technical/Nuclear Engineering & Radiological Sciences) and Aditi Verma (Nuclear Engineering & Radiological Sciences)
Siting Decarbonizing Technologies in Michigan - October 28, 2021
12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m. via Zoom | Featuring Armond Cohen (Clean Air Task Force), Shanna Daly (Mechanical Engineering), and Sam Stolper (School for the Environment & Sustainability)
Decarbonizing Buildings - November 2, 2021
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. via Zoom | Featuring Lars Junghans (Architecture) and Carol Menassa (Civil & Environmental Engineering)
Researchers from different disciplines, who otherwise would rarely come together, will find in Clean Energy Conversations a space to connect and collaborate on the highly interdisciplinary work of deep decarbonization. Through these networking and working sessions, we seek to catalyze future activities by identifying both gaps in knowledge and areas of cross-campus expertise ripe for proposals, applied research, and learning opportunities.
In addition to Clean Energy Conversations, multiple efforts are underway across the University of Michigan to advance the global transition to a zero-carbon energy future. Some of the ambitious initiatives taking place this fall include the following.
- Carbon Neutrality Acceleration Program (Graham Sustainability Institute)
- Fastest Path to Zero Summit (Fastest Path to Zero Initiative)
- Global CO2 Initiative
- President's Commission on Carbon Neutrality Final Report and Recommendations (Office of the President/Planet Blue)