Harnessing Technological Innovation for a Carbon-free Future

Free Public Lecture #3

Dr. David Wilkinson from UBC and Dr. Elicia Maine of SFU will share their thoughts on “Harnessing Technological Innovation for a Carbon-free Future.” Join us for this climate-solutions discussion on the role new innovative technology can play in a sustainable carbon-free future, and some of the challenges to its commercialization. In some cases, innovative technology can go a long way to addressing political, social, economic, policy and interconnected issues. This event will be moderated by Dr. Paul Evans, Director, Institute for Asian Research, UBC and Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions, (PICS) program committee member.

When: Thursday, November 24, 2011 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Where:
Rm 1300-1500, Segal Graduate School of Business, SFU, 500 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC
Register:
www.picspubliclecture3.eventbrite.com (free of charge and open to the public)

Live Web Stream: www.pics.uvic.ca/events.php
Dr. David Wilkinson, Professor (Canada Research Chair), Chemical and Biological Engineering and Director, Clean Energy Research Centre, UBC. Since 2004 Dr. Wilkinson has maintained a joint appointment with UBC and the Canadian National Research Council Institute for Fuel Cell Innovation (NRC-IFCI). In 2009 Dr. Wilkinson was appointed Director of the UBC Clean Energy Research Centre (CERC). Prior to joining UBC, Dr. Wilkinson had over 20 years of industrial experience in the areas of advanced battery systems and fuel cells in various leadership positions, including being Vice President of Research at Ballard Power Systems. Dr. Wilkinson’s main research interests are in the areas of electrochemical and photochemical devices, and processes to create clean and sustainable energy. More information about Dr. Wilkinson is available at http://www.chbe.ubc.ca/faculty-staff/wilkinson.php#biography.

Dr. Elicia Maine, Associate Professor, Beedie School of Business, SFU. Elicia Maine’s main research interests are in technology management, technology entrepreneurship, and commercialization of innovation. She is a truly interdisciplinary scholar, having studied as a materials engineer as well as in technology policy and technology management and conducted research in the Materials Systems Lab at MIT, in the Engineering Design Centre at Cambridge, and in the Centre for Technology Management at Cambridge. She has published in numerous leading technology management journals and co-authored a manual entitled “Succeeding with New Materials, a Comprehensive Guide for Assessing Market Potential.” Dr. Maine has also applied her research as a strategic consultant to such firms as Monitor, Magna, Owens-Corning, Inco and PSAC. More information about Dr. Maine is available at http://beedie.sfu.ca/profiles/EliciaMaine.

 

Dr. David Wilkinson, Professor (Canada Research Chair), Chemical and Biological Engineering and Director, Clean Energy Research Centre, UBC. Since 2004 Dr. Wilkinson has maintained a joint appointment with UBC and the Canadian National Research Council Institute for Fuel Cell Innovation (NRC-IFCI). In 2009 Dr. Wilkinson was appointed Director of the UBC Clean Energy Research Centre (CERC). Prior to joining UBC, Dr. Wilkinson had over 20 years of industrial experience in the areas of advanced battery systems and fuel cells in various leadership positions, including being Vice President of Research at Ballard Power Systems. Dr. Wilkinson’s main research interests are in the areas of electrochemical and photochemical devices, and processes to create clean and sustainable energy. More information about Dr. Wilkinson is available at http://www.chbe.ubc.ca/faculty-staff/wilkinson.php#biography.

Dr. Elicia Maine, Associate Professor, Beedie School of Business, SFU. Elicia Maine’s main research interests are in technology management, technology entrepreneurship, and commercialization of innovation. She is a truly interdisciplinary scholar, having studied as a materials engineer as well as in technology policy and technology management and conducted research in the Materials Systems Lab at MIT, in the Engineering Design Centre at Cambridge, and in the Centre for Technology Management at Cambridge. She has published in numerous leading technology management journals and co-authored a manual entitled “Succeeding with New Materials, a Comprehensive Guide for Assessing Market Potential.” Dr. Maine has also applied her research as a strategic consultant to such firms as Monitor, Magna, Owens-Corning, Inco and PSAC. More information about Dr. Maine is available at http://beedie.sfu.ca/profiles/EliciaMaine.

We hope that you can make it, either in person or by accessing our webcast. 

Sara Muir-Owen