Interesting-sounding upcoming talk on energy trends & technologies:
Energy Trends and Technologies for the Coming Decades
Guest Speaker: Steve Koonin, Chief Scientist, British Petroleum
Date: Wednesday, March 7, 2007
Time: 2:30pm (Reception); 3pm (Presentation)
Location: Calit2 Auditorium, Atkinson Hall, UCSD
Live Webcast: http://rpvss.ucsd.edu:8080/ramgen/broadcast/live.rm [Real media and broadband connection required]
… BP chief scientist Steve Koonin will talk about the company’s push into biofuels and the role universities can play. As chief scientist, Koonin is responsible for BPâ€™s long-range technology plans and activities, particularly those â€œbeyond petroleum.â€ He also has purview over BPâ€™s major university research programs around the world and provides technical advice to the company’s senior executives.