Atoms for Humanity

Event Date: October 25, 2023
Hosted By: Center for Intelligent Energy Systems (CiENS)
Time: Oct. 25, 10 am to 4:45 pm EST / Oct. 26, 10 am to Noon EST
Location: Fowler Auditorium, Stewart Center
Contact Name: Teresa Luse
Contact Phone: 765-494-5739
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Open To: Anyone
Priority: No
School or Program: Nuclear Engineering
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A Symposium on Clean Energy at Purdue University


Atoms for Humanity aims to highlight the role of nuclear energy in achieving a clean energy ecosystem through synergisms and complementarities with various energy sources. Topics include, but are not limited to, decarbonization, hydrogen production, electrification of transportation, integrated energy storage with renewables, district heating/CHP, desalination, agriculture, and manufacturing.

The 2-day symposium is organized by the Center for Intelligent Energy Systems (CiENS) as part of Purdue's technical and scientific leadership in clean energy. It will host industry, government, and academic thought leaders as well as students working on scientific, technical and policy approaches to attain clean energy goals. 

Atoms for Humanity brings together a committed community of scholars from a wide range of technological domains leading the development and integration of clean energy and its impact on value-adding enablers for sustainable growth in health, prosperity, and the environment. 

Atoms for Humanity will address following themes with tentative schedule:

Opening Plenary Lecture: Role of Nuclear Energy (Oct. 25 10:00 – 11:00 AM)

Keynote Lecture/Panel Discussion: Purdue-Duke Energy SMR Study (Oct. 25 11:10 – 12:00 Noon) Learnings from the feasibility studies and ongoing efforts to lead the deployment of nuclear power reactor on campus.

Keynote Lecture/Panel Discussion: Reinvigorating Clean Energy (Oct. 25 1:30 – 3:00 PM) State-of-the-art clean energy-fusion, energy storage, microreactors, and new age energy infrastructure needs. 

Keynote Lecture/Panel Discussion: Integrating Energy, Environment, Manufacturing, Transportation and Health (Oct 25 3:15-4:45 PM) Broader scope ranging from nuclear waste to carbon emissions and impact on health and environment.

Opening Plenary Lecture: Challenges in Nuclear Deployment (Oct. 26 10:00 – 11:00 AM)

Keynote Lecture/Panel Discussion: Smart Grid/Hybrid Systems (Oct. 26 11:10 – 12:00 Noon) Intelligent systems, distributed power grids and modern hybrid energy systems.