Recent and Upcoming Events

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March 6, 2017

Welcoming New University Members Teleconference

The UCFER director, Dr. Chunshan Song, organized a welcoming teleconferece for the representatives from all the seven new member universities. Together with the Operations Management Team at Penn State, he discussed with the participants about the UCFER structure, operation, the outline of proposal solicitation, and peer review, as well as the by-laws and the conflict of interest policy.

Dr. Chunshan Song speaks at DOE’s Crosscutting Research Annual Review MeetingMarch 20 -23, 2017

DOE’s Crosscutting Research Annual Review Meeting

The UCFER director, Dr. Chunshan Song, represented UCFER at DOE’s NETL Crosscutting Research Annual Review Meeting held March 20-23, 2017 at the Omni Willima Penn hotel in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Song was a plenary speaker on Tuesday, March 21st. He introduced the UCFER program, provided a brief progress update on the tasks within the statement of project objectives, and presented significant accomplishments to date.


May 16 & 17, 2017

University Coalition Workshop at NETL

A university coalition workshop was held at NETL May 16 & 17. This workshop provided university-coalition members information about the research and development conducted at NETL’s Pittsburgh and Morgantown campuses. The participants were able to tour NETL’s laboratory facilities at both campuses and listen to NETL scientists and technologists. The workshop also included presentations about the university-coalition projects. The workshop provided participants an opportunity to discuss lessons learned from NETL-university coalition collaboration so far and to identify best practices to maximize the benefits of collaboration to NETL and the university coalition members. All Technical Advisory Council and Core Competency Advisory Board members, or their alternates, and  faculty members were
encouraged to attend. 

June 11-15, 2017

The 42nd International Technical Conference on Clean Energy

Joel L. Morrison from UCFER’s Operations Management Team will represent UCFER at the 42nd Clearwater Clean Energy Conference in Clearwater, Florida. He will present a paper titled “University Coalition for Fossil Energy Research,” which he co-authored with Bruce G. Miller and Chunshan Song. In addition, Morrison will showcase the coalition with a poster in the exhibition hall. The objective of the paper and poster are to promote the coalition, both to universities and industries with interests similar to those of the coalition. This is important as the Industrial Advisory Board is being established and industry participation in supporting coalition research is welcomed.