Program Day 1
: PROSPERITY THROUGH TECHNOLOGY CALIFORNIA
ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT
6th Annual Industry Research Symposium
May 15-16, 2007
TUESDAY, MAY 15, 2007
Theme: THE ENVIRONMENT
7:30 a.m. Registration and Breakfast
8:15 a.m. Introduction [View video, RealPlayer program required]
2007 Symposium Program Committee
8:25 a.m. Welcome [View video, RealPlayer program required]
James Earthman, Ph.D.
Associate Vice Chancellor for Research
Professor, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Biomedical Engineering
The Henry Samueli School of Engineering
8:35 a.m. - 11:20 a.m. Session I. Our Understanding of Climate and Implications for
Introduction – Session Chair
Soroosh Sorooshian, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Hydrometeorology and Remote Sensing
Distinguished Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Earth System Science
Stratospheric Ozone Depletion
F. Sherwood Rowland, Ph.D., Nobel Laureate
Donald Bren Research Professor, Chemistry, Earth System Science
Stratospheric Ozone Depletion[View video, RealPlayer program required]
, Asheville, NC
10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Coffee Break
Present Evolution of
Eric Rignot, Ph.D.
Senior Research Scientist
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA
11:20 a.m. - Noon Session II. Progress in Understanding the Environment of the Atmosphere
Progress Towards Better Hydrometeorological Forecasting [View video, RealPlayer program required]
Soroosh Sorooshian, Ph.D.
Noon - 1:30 p.m. Lunch
Nicolaos G. Alexopoulos, Ph.D.
Dean, The Henry Samueli School of Engineering
Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
1:30 p.m. - 2:05 p.m. Session II. Continued
Challenges in Understanding the Chemistry of the Lower Atmosphere: Why Should We Care? [View video, RealPlayer program required]
Barbara Finlayson-Pitts, Ph.D.
Principal Investigator, Atmospheric Integrated Research Using Chemistry at Interfaces (AirUCI)
Distinguished Professor, Chemistry
2:05 p.m. - 4:20 p.m. Session III. Current Understanding of the Earth’s Radiation Balance
Global Energy and Water Cycle [View video, RealPlayer program required]
William B. Rossow, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor, Remote Sensing (Electrical Engineering)
The Grove School of Engineering
Water in the Sky – Setting the Pace of Climate Change [View video, RealPlayer program required]
Graeme Stephens, Ph.D.
Primary Investigator, CloudSat
University Distinguished Professor
Department of Atmospheric Sciences
3:20 p.m. - 3:40 p.m. Coffee Break
Current Trends in Water Availability from Remote Sensing [View video, RealPlayer program required]
James S. Famiglietti, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Earth System Science, Civil and Environmental Engineering
4:20 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Session IV.
Coupling Distributed Generation and Transportation Futures to the Quality of the Urban Environment [View video, RealPlayer program required]
Donald Dabdub, Ph.D.
Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Advanced Power and Energy Program
5:00 p.m. Closing Remarks
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Reception and Student Poster Session
6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Annual Dinner and Awards Banquet [View video, RealPlayer program required]
Michael R. Gottfredson, Ph.D.
Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost