4th Annual Southwest Energy Science and Engineering Symposium


4th Annual Southwest Energy Science and Engineering Symposium


Presented by Shell and the UTEP College of Engineering, the department of Mechanical Engineering will host the fourth annual Southwest Energy Science and Engineering Symposium (SESES) starting at 8 a.m., Saturday, March 22, at the Double Tree Inn in El Paso, TX.

This symposium is a reflection of UTEP's growing national preeminence and leadership in energy science and engineering research. The overarching goal of this symposium is to create research and educational opportunities for students through interactions with nationally and internationally known industry leaders and academic experts and to bring UTEP to the forefront of creating diversity in the energy R&D workforce," said Ahsan Choudhuri Ph.D., Professor and Chair of the Mechanical Engineering Department.

The symposium will provide formal and informal interactions between students, scholars and industry professionals in the southwest region beginning with a breakfast and opening remarks by keynote speaker, Theva Thevuthasan Ph.D., Capability Lead in Spectroscopy and Diffraction (Electron and Ion. Molecular Beam) at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL).

Involved in the development of experimental capabilities associated with accelerator facility and research programs––related to high-energy ion solid interactions at the Environmental Molecular Science Laboratory (EMSL), Thevuthasan is best known as a leader in the application of ion beam analysis to oxide thin film materials. He is also the coauthor of over 200 peer reviewed scientific journal publications, 40 peer reviewed proceedings papers and technical reports. In addition, Thevuthasan has been a recipient of the Fitzner Eberhardt Award and an AVS Fellow.

The SESES event will continue with a luncheon with a second keynote speaker, Vujay Murugesan Ph.D., Materials Science Scientist for PNNL. His latest journal is titled, "Elucidating the Higher Stability of Vanadium (V) Cations in Mixed Acid Based Redox Flow Battery Electrolytes."

Registration for the symposium is $10 for students and $15 for other professionals. Cash or check payments are due on the day of the symposium. Registration starts at 7 a.m.

For more information please visit http://engineering.utep.edu/seses

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