BRADFORD, Pa. – The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford will host the third annual World Energy Storage Conference Nov. 5-8, when scientists, engineers and policymakers from around the world will assemble.
The international conference will be held in the George B. Duke Engineering and Information Technologies Building.
The conference is being organized by Dr. Behnaz “Beth” Rezaie, assistant professor of mechanical engineering technology at Pitt-Bradford, with assistance from Pitt-Bradford faculty, staff and engineering students.
“We’re very excited to host this prestigious conference, which is bringing some of the world’s leading energy storage experts to Pitt-Bradford,” said Rick Esch, Pitt-Bradford’s president. “As the home of the Harry R. Halloran Jr./ARG Energy Institute, Pitt-Bradford is the perfect location where these professionals will discuss the challenges of and opportunities in energy storage.”
Several professionals will serve as conference keynote speakers.
Dr. Ibrahim Dincer, professor of mechanical engineering at Ontario Tech University and president of Hydrogen Technologies Association; Dr. Feridun Hamdullahpur, who served as president and vice chancellor of the University of Waterloo (Ont.) from 2010 to 2021; Dr. Prashant N. Kumta, the Edward R. Weidlein Endowed Chair and Distinguished Professor in the Swanson School of Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh; Thomas B. Murphy, senior managing director of strategic energy initiatives for Team Pennsylvania;
Dr. Cengiz Ozkan, who has more than 750 technical publications and 47 U.S. and foreign patents; Dr. Mihri Ozkan, an electrical and computer engineering professor at the University of California Riverside and is a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors; and Dr. Donghai Wang, professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Institute of Energy and the Environment at The Pennsylvania State University, where he has been an ardent researcher responsible for leading multiple-organization interdisciplinary teams.
“This is a great opportunity for our students, some of whom are part of the organizing committee for the conference,” Rezaie said. “Even if they’re not helping with the conference, students in engineering, physics, environmental studies and chemistry can take advantage of an international conference on the hot topic of energy storage.”
For more information on the conference, visit www.wesc-conference.org.