Leading the Energy Transition

Monday, January 29, 2024 at 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Virtual Event

Leading change is never easy and if we are to achieve global decarbonization, we need a different approach than what has been traditionally done. Technical innovations are necessary, but are not enough to transition the global energy economy off fossil fuel dependency.  

In the 2024 version of this mini course, we have invited a group of energy transition leaders from academia/education, industry, government, and utilities to inspire us and share their latest strategies in accelerating the energy transition. Our guest speakers this year are former MITEI Energy Fellows who will speak about what they have been doing since their fellowships, sometimes with colleagues from their current workplace.

Note: The class will meet on Mondays from 4-5 pm EST except for the week of Jan 15 when we will meet on Thursday Jan 18 because of the Monday holiday and an additional class on Thursday July 25

Monday Jan 8, 2024 - “Offshore Energy Megaprojects and their Role in Addressing the Dual Challenge of the Energy Transition”

  • David Wang, O&M Engineer – Offshore Projects Delivery, Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind
  • Allison Hallock, Operations & Maintenance Manager at Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind    

Thursday Jan 18, 2024 - The Journey From Academia to Commercialization: Lessons Learned for Clean Energy Entrepreneurship

  • David Cohen-Tanugi, Venture Builder, MIT Proto Ventures

Monday Jan 22, 2024 - The Race to Fusion Energy: Lasers vs Magnets

  • Alex Tinguely, Research Scientist, MIT’s Plasma Science and Fusion Center
  • Maria Gatu Johnson, Principal Research Scientist, MIT’s Plasma Science and Fusion Center

Thursday Jan 25, 2024 - Managing Geologic Hazards during Geologic CO2 Sequestration

  • Lluis Salo-Salgado, Postdoctoral Researcher, Harvard University

Monday Jan 29, 2024

Changing from the Inside: A Case for Working with Traditional Energy

  • Jared Atkinson, Chief Strategy Officer, Impossible Sensing Energy Inc.  

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  • Tristan Jackson, Vice President of Corporate Development, Moltex Energy

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