May 2, 2016 CE – Energy Storage

Continuing Education – Evening Lecture
Electrical Grid Energy Storage: The Key to Propelling the Growth of Renewable Electricity

Dr. Charles Coe
Chemical Engineering Professor
Villanova University

Monday May 2, 2016
5:15pm-5:30pm – Brief Networking & Dinner
5:30pm-6:15pm – PDH Lecture
6:15pm-6:30pm – Q&A Session

Third Floor Main Conference Room
Two Ash St. Suite 3000
Three Tower Bridge, Jacobs Engineering
Conshohocken, PA 19428

$35 Non-members & Guests
$30 (Members)
$15 (Students)
$15 Webex option – Please select from Drop down menu and Laura-Ann Chin ( will be in contact with follow up webex info.

Dinner will be provided with registration.

PDH Credit: 1 credit

The future world demographics and quality of life for developing regions will be highly dependent on the availability of electrical energy. As the world increasingly understands the environmental costs of fossil fuels, the demand for renewable energy will increase. However, the critical limitation to the widespread adoption of renewables such as wind and solar power is large scale energy storage. This review provides suitable background to understand how energy storage is an enabling technology for the power industry and critical to utilizing renewable sources of electricity. The presentation includes selected examples where advancement in materials and processes have improved the prospects for wide-scale application of energy storage on the electrical grid and a glimpse into how the availability of “on-demand” power generation will take electricity into the fourth dimension (time).

Biographical background for speaker:
Dr. Charles Coe, Research Associate Professor in Chemical Engineering, comes to Villanova with more than 30 years of experience in the development of catalysts and adsorbents. At Villanova he is sharing his knowledge with the next generation of engineers and scientists. He is actively involved in developing and teaching alternative energy courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level. His research at Villanova, in collaboration with Drs. Satrio and Smith, is focused on the thermal chemical conversion of biomass using catalytic pathways to enhance carbon yield and product selectivity. He also involved in Corporate sponsored research on the separation and purification of gases over molecular sieves. During his industrial career at Air Products he developed an extensive expertise in molecular sieve science and catalysis. For many years he teamed with project leaders across business units to enable the development of improved adsorbents and catalysts based on creating structure-property relationships targeted at specific applications.

Please register no later than Monday May 2 at 5:15 PM.  Cancellation requests received by the registration deadline will be fully refunded.

Should you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to Laura-Ann Chin at 520-275-4152 (Mobile) | Direct Dial 484-801-4590.