Energy Center

Siemens Energy Day: New Frontiers in Energy Research and Business

February 3 @ 7:45 AM - 2:30 PM - PMU South Ballroom on the Purdue University West Lafayette Campus

We welcome to campus experts from Seimens to foster research and technical interactions. Lectures and panel discussions will focus on the future of energy business and the research needs and technical challenges in fossil energy. The event targets both undergraduate/graduate students for recruitment by Siemens through this networking opportunity and poster session.


If you have questions, please contact Pankaj Sharma (technical) at or Jill Wable (logistics) at or 765-494-1610.

Tentaive Agenda

7:45-8:00 am Refreshment

8:00-8:15 am Opening Remarks

·         Maureen McCann, Director, Purdue Energy Center

·         Anil Bajaj, Head, Purdue School of Mechanical Engineering


8:15-9:00 am Lecture: Future of Energy Business

·         Siemens speaker: Paul Garbett


9:00-10:15 am Research Needs and Technical Challenges in Fossil Energy

Moderator: Jeffrey Siirola, Purdue

·                     Siemens speakers: Paul Garbett and Ray Laster

·                     Purdue speakers: Jay Gore and Pavlos Vlachos

10:15-10:30 am Break


10:30-11:45 am Research Needs and Technical Challenges in Efficient Buildings

Moderator: William (Bill) Hutzel, Purdue

·                     Siemens speakers: Dave Hopping and Fred Rovet

·                     Purdue speakers: Jim Braun and Eckhard Groll


12:00- 1:00 pm Siemens Energy Careers Presentations - Student (UG/G) Recruitment

(working lunch – Pizza provided)

·         Siemens speakers:  Matthew Montgomery and Kara Colangelo 

·         Sign up for interviews at PESC Expo for interns and EDP’s


1:00 - 2:30 pm Poster session by undergraduate and graduate students

Siemens judges: Matthew Montgomery and Ray Laster

If you are participating in the poster session, prizes from Siemens will be awarded in the categories of energy production and consumption to posters which address improvement in the reliability, efficiency, and flexibility of future energy systems. Only posters presented by students will be awarded. Recommended size is 3' wide by 4' high.

Sponsored by Siemens, Purdue University Energy Center in Discovery Park, Purdue University Department of Mecahnical Engineering, Maurice J. Zucow Laboratories, Herrick Laboratories, and the Purdue Energy Forum

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