Center for Advanced Technology (NYSTAR)

CIEES 2017 Workshop

Workshop on Energy Business Opportunities in NY State October 5, 2017

Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology (CEWIT)

1500 Stony Brook Rd, Stony Brook, NY 11794


The Center for Integrated Electrical Energy Systems (CIEES) at Stony Brook Universityand the Center for Future Energy Systems (CFES) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will be holding a one day Workshop on  Energy Business Opportunities in NY State, on October 5, 2017. The event, starting at 10 AM will be held at the Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology (CEWIT), 1500 Stony Brook Rd, Stony Brook, NY 11794.


CIEES and CFES are a part of the New York State (NYS) network of Centers for Advanced Technology (CAT). The goal of this workshop is to enable the New York State energy businesses to learn how to leverage CIEES and CFES resources to boost   economic growth in the upcoming energy environment.  The workshop will start with a morning session outlining   the benefits that an energy   CAT  could provide to businesses,  by showcasing specific examples of successful CAT-industry projects.


The afternoon sessions will include a series of panel discussions on current status and opportunities   that the evolution of the different energy areas present. The targeted audience is the NYS businesses, utilities, policymakers and academic faculty.


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Morning Sessions

10:00  Welcoming remarks– Dr. Yacov Shamash, Vice President for Economic Development, Stony Brook University.

10:05  Organizational description of agencies, CATs  mandate and interactions—Dr. Ben Hsiao, Director, CIEES, Stony Brook University. PDF

10:15  The Center for Integrated Electrical Energy Systems (CIEES) success stories and operational examples; Dr. Vyacheslav Solovyov, Deputy Director, CIEES, Stony Brook University.  PDF

10:30  Center for Future Energy Systems (CFES) success stories and operational examples; Dr. Martin Byrne, Associate Director, CFES, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. PDF

10:45  Sensor CAT success stories and operational examples; Dr. Peter Shkolnikov, Deputy Director, Sensor CAT, Stony Brook University. PDF

11: 20  Manufacturing and Technology Resource Consortium (MTRC) – Dr. Lisa Chichura, Associate Director, SPIR, Stony Brook University. PDF

11: 30 Strategic Partnership for Industrial Resurgence(SPIR) – Dr. Imin Kao, Director, SPIR, Stony Brook University. PDF

11: 40 Industrial relations, intellectual property, licensing and startups – Donna Tumminello, Assistant Director (Engineering and Appl. Sciences), Stony Brook University. PDF

11: 50 Clean Energy Business Incubator Program (CEBIP) – What CEBIP is and how it works, client companies examples – David Hamilton, Director, CEBIP. PDF

12: 05 – 1:00 – Working Lunch

Keynote speaker Tom Falcone,  CEO, LIPA. PDF

Afternoon session, Panel presentation and discussions

1:00 – Panel 1: Development of energy storage and energy generation,

1. Advanced Batteries:  Design, assembly, testing, and diagnostics (10 min) –  Prof. Amy Marschilok, Stony Brook University.

2. Manufacturing and evaluation facilities at Brookhaven National Laboratory (10 min)– Dr. Pat Looney, Brookhaven National Laboratory.

3. High performance polymer electrolyte membranes for fuel cells and redox flow battery, Prof. Chulsung Bae, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. (10 min). PDF

4. Trend Analysis of LI Solar Deployment & all-electric lifestyle. Tara Bono, Marketing Manager, SunPower by EmPower Solar. (10 min). PDF

5. The South Fork Wind Farm:  New York State's First Offshore Wind Project, Jennifer Garvey, Deepwater Wind, (10 min) PDF

6. Transitioning to 100% Renewable Energy on Long Island’s South Shore, Gordian Raacke, Renewable Long Island, (10 min) PDF

2:30 Panel 2:  Deployment, integration and business opportunities

1. Integrated and decentralized control in electric power systems, Prof. Eugene Feinberg, Stony Brook University, (10 min) PDF

2. Monitoring of Transmission and Distribution Grids using PMUs, Prof. Luigi Vanfretti, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, (10 min) PDF

3. Energy Demand Response Technologies for electric grid on LI, Bruce  Humenik, Applied Energy Group (10 min) PDF

4. Community solar 101, Chuck Schwartz, Community Solar and Partnership (10 min) PDF

5. Developing Scenarios for Navigating the Renewable Energy  Road-Map, Dr. Jessica Price, The Nature Conservancy . (10 min)  PDF