Carnegie Mellon Engineering

Carnegie Mellon Engineering Leadership Speaker Series

You are cordially invited to the Carnegie Mellon Engineering Leadership Speaker Series, an event sponsored by the College of Engineering.

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Event Details

  Topic: Meeting the World's Energy Needs in a CO2-Constrained
Environment: The Role of Nuclear Power

  Speaker: Aris Candris (E'74, '78), CEO of Westinghouse Electric Company

Moderator: Pradeep K. Khosla, Dean of the College of Engineering

  Panel: Andrew J. Gellman, Head of the Department of Chemical Engineering
Edward S. Rubin, The Alumni Professor of Environmental Engineering and Science; Professor, Engineering and Public Policy and Mechanical Engineering
Jay Whitacre, Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Engineering and Public Policy

  Date: Monday, October 11, 2010

  Location: Panel Discussion: Gregg Hall, 100 Porter Hall
Reception: Tung Au Lab, Porter Hall
*Porter Hall is located along Frew Street. Find Porter Hall on the map of CIT locations.

  Time: 5 - 6 p.m.: Panel Discussion
6 - 7 p.m.: Reception

  RSVP: RSVP by Monday, October 4, 2010


Meeting the World's Energy Needs in a CO2-Constrained Environment: The Role of Nuclear Power

As the world's population increases, global demand for electricity could double within 50 years. Fossil energy is not sustainable, and CO2 emissions must be significantly reduced over the next few decades to mitigate the consequences of climate change. To meet the burgeoning need for energy, it's essential that the U.S. develops a comprehensive energy plan that utilizes different technologies, including nuclear power.

Westinghouse Electric Company has been a leader in providing nuclear solutions both in the U.S. and abroad. Since 1957, when the company developed its first commercial nuclear plant, Westinghouse has focused on creating sustainable energy, a goal that is shared by Carnegie Mellon.

The university and Westinghouse enjoy a long collaborative history. After WWII, the school established nuclear research facilities thanks to significant support from Westinghouse. Fast forward to today, the company continues to support leading-edge research activities at Carnegie Mellon, which allows us to provide students with deep technical knowledge and skills. Our graduates often pursue successful careers at companies like Westinghouse. In fact, several members of Westinghouse's executive management team are College of Engineering alumni, including CEO Dr. Aris Candris.

To meet the energy challenges that lie ahead, Westinghouse and the college are committed to creating innovative technologies and training engineers who will develop abundant, safe and environmentally sound sources of energy. This forward-thinking outlook, along with significant professional and educational opportunities, has established Pittsburgh as a world-renowned energy research hub.