Jan. 11, 2007


Description

  Professor Robert C. Armstrong will describe the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Energy Initiative. MIT President Susan Hockfield, in her inaugural address in 2005, identified energy as a top priority for her administration. An Energy Research Council (ERC) was established to formulate recommendations that will allow MIT, with its unique talents and capabilities, to address what she called “one of the most urgent challenges of our time.”

Last September, following ERC recommendations, President Hockfield formally established the MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI) to address “the science, technology, policy, and systems design required to meet the global energy challenge.” She noted that the breakthrough contributions of MIT faculty and students to energy issues will have even greater impact as parts of a coherent answer to the world’s energy problems. “When MIT focuses on large issues of great public importance, we are able to get things done,” she said.


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Speaker Robert C. Armstrong
Dept. Head of Chemical Engineering Massachusetts Institute of Technology   MIT Professor Robert C. Armstrong cochaired the MIT Energy Research Council and now also serves as associate director of the MIT Energy Iniatitive.   He is the Chevron professor and department head of chemical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. …

Dept. Head of Chemical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  MIT Professor Robert C. Armstrong cochaired the MIT Energy Research Council and now also serves as associate director of the MIT Energy Iniatitive.   He is the Chevron professor and department head of chemical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He recently served as cochair of MIT’s Energy Research Council and is presently associate director of the MIT Energy Initiative.



He completed his undergraduate studies at the Georgia Institute of Technology with highest honors in 1970, with the bachelor of chemical engineering degree. He then received the doctor of philosophy in 1973 from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, in chemical engineering.

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Organizer

Barry Faulkner


Date and Time

Thu, Jan. 11, 2007

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central

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Location

Petroleum Club,43 floor, EXXON Bldg

800 Bell Street
Houston, Texas 77007