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Thursday, April 18, 2013 Meeting


Peter J. Schubert Prof. Peter Schubert
Director, Richard G. Lugar Center for Renewable Energy
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)

“The Future of Energy: Motivations and Solutions for a Better World

Date:  Thursday, April 18, 2013
Location:    Viceroy of India
233 E. Roosevelt Road (at Highland Ave.)
Lombard, IL 60148
(630) 627-4411

Cost:  $30.00 for members of ACS and their guests, $32.00 for non-members,
     $15 for students, retired, or unemployed

Dinner reservations are required and should be received in the Section Office via phone (847-391-9091), email (, or web by noon on Tuesday, April 17.   PLEASE HONOR YOUR RESERVATIONS.  The Section must pay for all food orders.  No-shows will be billed.  Seating will be available for those who wish to attend only the meeting.


5:00 - 6:00 PM · Job Club
5:30 - 6:30 PM · Social Hour
6:30 - 7:30 PM · Dinner
7:30 PM · Featured Program

Topic: “Motivations and Solutions for a Better World

Abstract: Globalization of economies, population growth, and the spread of affluence accelerate the need for sustainable practices. Power to drive the economy, and to feed the people, is heavily dependent on finite resources. To avoid a tipping point mankind needs large-scale, renewable sources of cost-effective energy. And soon. This talk presents a bold, comprehensive, integrated energy strategy based on a number of novel technical developments which are just now being brought together. Come learn about how space solar power can supply baseload needs, and how an offshoot of this technology enables farmers to use crop waste to displace fossil fuel use. See how silicon can be harvested from plant material to make solar panels as well as hydrogen storage. Find out the latest in waste-to-energy technology, and other advances which will transform how you look at the world around you. A better world is the goal. First we need the vision, then we need the technology, and now, we need to act. Learn how you can help future generations enjoy a sustainable economy with food and energy enough for all of us.


Peter J. Schubert, Ph.D., P.E. is Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at IUPUI, and serves as the Director of the Richard G. Lugar Center for Renewable Energy. He worked 20 years at Delphi, and was a Technical Fellow. For 5 years he was the Senior Director for Space, Energy, and Education Research at Packer Engineering in Naperville. Peter has published 80 technical papers, and holds 35 patents in the US, plus 8 in the EU, spread across 9 distinct fields of study. He has been the principal investigator on grants from NASA, DOE, DOD, USDA, and GSA.

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Parking:   Free parking is available


Buffet style -- Salad.   Nan Bread.   Basmati rice sautéed with peas.   A large variety of mild, Indian Style Vegetarian & Meat Dishes. The spicey sauces & yogurt will be served on the side.

Desserts include Mango Kulfi (ice cream made with mangos) and Gulab Jamun (traditional golden brown dumplings in a sweet syrup).   Choice of Beverages.




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