Purdue University

    Lunch and Learn Series: Sustainability and Transportation - Electrification, Transportation Systems, and Energy Policy

    In this spring 2024 series, we present faculty research talks relating to various sustainability topics touching upon aspects of travel, transportation and the energy transition. The final seminar in this series will focus on electrification, transportation systems, and energy policies with presentations by Konstantina (Nadia) Gkritza (CE/ ABE), Sivaranjani Seetharaman (IE) and Shan Zhou (Poli Sci). Lunch will be provided. 

    Siva Seetharaman (IE)-- "Data-driven learning and control at the energy-transportation nexus"

    Nadia Gkritza (CE/ABE) - "Electrifying Times in Transportation" 

    This presentation will discuss the impetus and vision of the National Science Foundation’s Engineering Research Center (ERC) for Advancing Sustainability through Powered Infrastructure for Roadway Electrification ASPIRE for short. ASPIRE is the only ERC dedicated to advancing sustainable transportation. ASPIRE is responsible for developing a broad set of solutions for zero-emissions transportation systems that improve air quality, enhance economic prosperity, and impact thousands of students and businesses through workforce development and R&D opportunities. ASPIRE’s challenge is to move past century-old mindsets and rethink how we transform two of the nation’s biggest industries transportation and electric utilities for positive societal impact. ASPIRE will create innovative wireless and plug-in charging and infrastructure technology that brings power to where vehicles drive and park eliminating range and charging as barriers for electrifying all vehicle classes, from passenger cars to heavy-duty trucks.

    Shan Zhou (Poli Sci) "Design and Justice Implications of Clean Energy Policy”

    Contact Details

    Lynne Dahmen



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    Date & time

    April 23, 2024

    11:30 AM - 1:00 PM


    KNOY B031


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