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ISSE Holds Second Annual Research Conference

Monday, September 18, 2023
UT Conference Center Fourth Floor

Registration now open –

Faculty can register students for the Poster Competition here –

Conference Agenda

07:40~08:45Networking Breakfast and Poster Set Up
08:45~08:50Opening RemarksMingzhou Jin, Director, ISSE
08:50~09:05Overview of Global Energy Ecosystems (GE2)Brad Day, Associate Vice Chancellor for Research, UTK
09:05~09:20Overview of Education & Training Programs at ISSEJohn Schwartz, Director, Tennessee Water Resources Research Center
09:20~09:35Progress in Alternative-Fuel and Electric Vehicle AdoptionJonathan Overly, Director, East TN Clean Fuels Coalitions
09:35~09:50Research in Energy and Environmental JusticeChien-fei Chen, Director of Energy and Environmental Justice
09:50~10:25Seed Project Showcase
09:50~09:55Underground Hydrogen StorageAnna Herring, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
09:55~10:00Aviation Fuels from Black Soldier FlyToni Wang, Department of Food Science, UTIA
10:00~10:05Integration of Hydrogen and GridsKai Sun, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
10:05~10:10Micromobility Vehicle Second-Life Battery ApplicationsChris Cherry, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
10:10~10:15Assessing levels of PFAS in surface water in Tennessee aquatic ecosystemsJiangang Chen, Department of Public Health
10:15~10:20Identification of novel pathways for bacterial degradation of PAHsAlison Buchan, Department of Microbiology
10:20~10:25Utilization of waste plastics for sustainable and durable asphalt pavementsBaoshan Huang, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
10:25~11:00Student Poster Session
11:00~11:20Tennessee Volunteer Emission Reduction Strategy (TVERS)Rachael Maitland, Senior Policy Analyst, TDEC Office of Policy & Planning
11:20~11:40Eastman’s sustainability platform and goalsBecky Horton, Eastman Chemical Company
11:40~12:00UT-ORII Convergence Research InitiativesDavid Sholl, Interim Executive Director, UT-ORII
12:00~12:05 Poster Award AnnouncementMingzhou Jin, ISSE Director
12:05~12:10 Closing Remarks with Outstanding ISSE Staff Award AnnouncementBill Dunne, Associate Dean, Tickle College of Engineering
12:10~01:30 Lunch
01:30~03:30Advisory Board Meeting