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Program Day 1

CALIFORNIA: PROSPERITY THROUGH TECHNOLOGY
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
The HenrySamueliSchool of Engineering
UC Irvine


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
UC Irvine


8:35 a.m. - 11:20 a.m. Session I.  Our Understanding of Climate and Implications for California


Introduction – Session Chair
Soroosh Sorooshian, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Hydrometeorology and Remote Sensing
Distinguished Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Earth System Science
The HenrySamueliSchool of Engineering and School of Physical Sciences
UC Irvine


Stratospheric Ozone Depletion

[View video, RealPlayer program required]
F. Sherwood Rowland, Ph.D., Nobel Laureate
Donald Bren Research Professor, Chemistry, Earth System Science
School of Physical Sciences
UC Irvine

 

Modern Climate Change[View video, RealPlayer program required]
Thomas R. Karl
Director, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
National Climatic DataCenter

, Asheville, NC

10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Coffee Break

 

Present Evolution of Greenland and Antarctic Ice Sheets in a Warmer Climate and What This Means for the Future [View video, RealPlayer program required]

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.
The HenrySamueliSchool of Engineering and School of Physical Sciences
UC Irvine


Noon - 1:30 p.m. Lunch
Welcome Remarks
Nicolaos G. Alexopoulos, Ph.D.

Dean, The Henry Samueli School of Engineering
Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
UC Irvine

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
School of Physical Sciences
UC Irvine


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
The CityUniversity of New York/The CityCollege


 

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
ColoradoStateUniversity


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
School of Physical Sciences and The HenrySamueliSchool of Engineering
UC Irvine


4:20 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Session IV.  California’s Environmental and Resource Future


 

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
The HenrySamueliSchool of Engineering
UC Irvine


5:00 p.m. Closing Remarks


5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.  Reception and Student Poster Session
Location:  EngineeringGatewayPlaza
The HenrySamueliSchool of Engineering, UC Irvine Campus


6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Annual Dinner and Awards Banquet [View video, RealPlayer program required]
Location:  EngineeringGatewayPlaza
The HenrySamueliSchool of Engineering, UC Irvine Campus

Keynote Address
Michael R. Gottfredson, Ph.D.
Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost
UC Irvine