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Global energy needs continue to grow with population and industrialization. Economic, political, and environmental issues are largely dictated by energy needs. The third international ECS Electrochemical Energy Summit (E2S) is designed to foster an exchange between leading policy makers and energy experts about society needs and technological energy solutions. The energy–water nexus, the intersection of two critical resource issues, will be a special focus of the 2013 E2S.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

General Attendance Welcome!

The AFTERNOON PROGRAM will include three speakers and
question & answer sessions.

Continental Ballroom, San Francisco Hilton, 3–5:30PM

Robert Glass
Robert Glass will introduce the invited speakers and coordinate the corresponding question & answer sessions.

Dr. Glass is a Senior Scientist in the Physical and Life Sciences Directorate at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). He has served in a number of administrative and energy program management roles at LLNL. He is currently the LLNL program manager for efforts funded by the DOE Fuel Cell Technologies Office. More...


Jerry McNerney
Congressman Jerry McNerney (invited).

Congressman McNerney, 9th District of California, is the only renewable energy expert in Congress and sits on the U.S. House Committee on Energy & Commerce, as well as several subcommittees. More...

Heather Cooley
Heather Cooley will speak about the Energy–Water Nexus:
Opportunities and Challenges

Ms. Cooley is Co-Director of the Pacific Institute’s Water Program. She conducts and oversees research on an array of water issues, including the connections between water and energy, sustainable water use and management, and the impacts of climate change on water resources. More...

Meredith Younghein
Meredith Younghein will focus on Program and Policy Innovations at the Water-Energy Nexus.

Ms. Younghein is on a dual assignment as a Policy and Programs Analyst with the State Water Resources Control Board and the Energy Division of the California Public Utilities Commission. More...

Continental Ballroom, San Francisco Hilton, 5:30-6PM

Energy Research Group Showcase and Student Poster Session

Educational Outreach Program - Fuel Cell Car Competition

This concluding part of the Sunday event will include an Energy Research Group Showcase and Student Poster Session that will offer an up-close view of the research that professional groups and students are conducting in all areas of energy efficiency. With an estimated 65% of the work the ECS community being focused on sustainability issues, electrochemistry and solid state science and technology researchers and engineers play an important and relevant role in discovering solutions for current energy challenges.

An Educational Outreach Program/Fuel Cell Car Competition organized by the IE&EE Division of ECS, featuring students from Lowell High School and the Galileo Academy of Science & Technology, will also be a featured event. Please come and celebrate the next generation of scientists!

A reception with light refreshments will be included.

Monday, October 28, 2013
The Energy–Water Nexus Symposium (A3)

Monday events are open to Meeting Registrants Only


Franciscan D, San Francisco Hilton, 8AM-NOON

The MORNING PROGRAM will include invited speakers who will examine the role of electrochemistry in addressing the energy–water nexus,
from policy considerations to scientific breakthroughs.


Eric D. Wachsman
Eric D. Wachsman, director of the University of Maryland Energy Research Center, is the William L. Crentz Centennial Chair in Energy Research with appointments in both the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, and the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Maryland. More...

Carl Hensman
Carl Hensman joined the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene team within the Global Development Program of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in January 2012. Prior to joining the foundation, Dr. Hensman was an Energy Program Manager for King County, Washington (Seattle) focusing on resource recovery in the Wastewater Treatment Division. More...


Mike Hightower
Mike Hightower will speak about the Water and Energy Nexus.

Mike Hightower is a Distinguished Member of the technical staff in the Energy Surety Engineering and Analysis Department at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He is a civil and environmental engineer with over 35 years of experience in research and development projects. More...

Antonio J. Busaliacchi
Antonio J. Busaliacchi will speak on Effects of Climate Change on Water Availability.

Dr. Busaliacchi received his PhD in oceanography from Florida State University in 1982. He has studied tropical ocean circulation and its role in the coupled climate system. His research in these areas has supported a range of international and national research programs dealing with global change and climate, particularly as affected by the oceans. More...

Amul Tevar
Amul Tevar will focus on Technical and Economic Opportunities for Water Purification and Sensing for WHO Development Goals.

Dr. Tevar is an ARPA-E Fellow who is working in energy–water, energy storage control systems (AMPED), and other emerging energy areas. Before joining the ARPA-E team, Dr.Tevar received his PhD in materials science & engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. More...

Michael Hoffman
Michael Hoffman will speak about Development of a Self-Contained, PV-Powered Domestic Toilet and Wastewater Treatment System.

Dr. Hoffman received a BA in chemistry from Northwestern University, a PhD in chemistry from Brown University, and advanced post-doctoral education in environmental chemistry & engineering at the California Institute of Technology. More...

Bruce Hamilton
Bruce Hamilton will focus on Energy–Water Nexus Research and NSF.

Dr. Hamilton is a program director at the National Science Foundation (NSF), Arlington, Virginia. Among various activities at NSF, he is a member of the cross-NSF Implementation Group for the Science, Engineering, and Education for Sustainability (SEES) investment area. More...

The MID-DAY PROGRAM will include a Panel Discussion
with the Moderators and Speakers

Franciscan D, San Francisco Hilton, 1-2PM


The AFTERNOON PROGRAM will include the A3 technical sessions


The EARLY EVENING PROGRAM will include the Plenary Session and ECS Lecture,
presented by Mark S. Wrighton

Grand Ballroom A, San Francisco Hilton, 5-6PM

Mark S. Wrighton

America’s Energy Future: Science, Engineering, and Policy Challenges

Mark S. Wrighton was named the 14th Chancellor of Washington University in St. Louis in 1995, following more than two decades at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he was Professor of Chemistry, head of the department, and later Provost. More...

Honda FCX Clarity and the Mercedes Benz B Class FCell on Display

Throughout Sunday and through mid-day Monday, please stop by the Yosemite Ballroom Foyer in the San Francisco Hilton for an up-close look at a "Honda FCX Clarity” and the “Mercedes Benz B Class FCell," being displayed courtesy of the California Fuel Cell Partnership.

The California Fuel Cell Partnership is a collaboration of organizations, including auto manufacturers, energy providers, government agencies and fuel cell technology companies, that work together to promote the commercialization of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. By working together, we help ensure that vehicles, stations, regulations and people are in step with each other as the technology comes to market.


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