Inaugural Two-day Forum: National Labs Research Forum

Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Building, Colloquium Room

Interactive sessions will feature three themes of common interest to UCI and LANL. The goal of the forum is to create new collaborations and strengthen existing ones, and to help increase and formalize research engagements and workforce opportunities.

Theme 1: Climate and environmental systems modeling, including prediction of regional extremes such as floods, droughts and fires, climate change impacts in vulnerable environments such as coasts and the arctic, watershed and ecosystem management solutions, AI/ML for global climate modeling, and climate adaptation strategies. 

Theme 2: Renewable energy research, development and deployment, including clean energy technologies, fuel cells, hydrogen production and storage, high energy physics, and hard-to-decarbonize materials. 

Theme 3: Materials and chemical research, including materials of the future, performance and controllability, nanomaterials, manufacturing science, electrochemistry, materials for renewable energy and extreme environments.


8:00 a.m. Light Breakfast and Welcome
Efi Foufoula-Georgiou, Samueli School Associate Dean of Research and Innovation
8:30 a.m. Theme 1: Climate and environmental systems modeling
9:45 a.m. Theme 2: Renewable energy research, development and deployment
11:00 a.m. Coffee break
11:15 a.m. Theme 3: Materials and chemical research
12:30 p.m. Forum Concludes

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