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ITER 3D plasma equilibrium
This figure shows the ITER plasma surface and toroidal magnetic field coils.
Bioenergy
An atomistic model of cellulose (blue) surrounded by lignin molecules (green) comprising of a total of 3.3 million atoms.
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Global water vapor
The proper simulation of the distribution of water vapor in the climate system is essential to the accurate treatment of the hydrological cycle and the planetary radiation budget.


The Bredesen Center Energy Science and Engineering Seminar (ESE 599) is held every Thursday at 5:00pm at the listed locations at both the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Fall 2014 ESE Seminar Schedule

9/25/14
From Good and Bad to Better and Worse: Using LCA to Evaluate Biofuels
Adam Taylor - UTIA Department of Forestry, Wildlife, Fisheries
Room 408 Greve Hall at UTK

9/25/14
Technology Neutrality and Why We Need It - Energy Policy for a Cleaner Future
Justin Knowles, Kristian Myhre & Emily Clark - Bredesen Center students
Room 408 Greve Hall at UTK

9/18/14
Well-to-Wheels Analysis of Dual-Fuel Advanced Combustion Engine Concept
Dr. Scott Curran - Oak Ridge National Laboratory
National Transportation Research Center

9/11/14
Impacts of Climate Change on the Evolution of the Electrical Grid
Dr. Melissa Allen - Oak Ridge National Laboratory
JICS Room 140 at ORNL

9/4/14
Plug-in Hybrid & Electric Vehicles
Dr. Orner Onar - Electrical and Electronics Systems Research Division - Oak Ridge Ntional Laboratory
Room 408 Greve Hall at UTK

8/28/13
Programs at Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Ian Anderson - Director of Graduate Education and University Partnerships at ORNL
Room 408 Greve Hall at UTK

8/21/14
Plug-in Hybrid & Electric Vehicles
Bob DeVault - Adjuct faculty - Bredesen Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Graduate Education
Room 408 Greve Hall at UTK

Spring 2014 ESE Seminar Schedule

4/10/14
MEMS/NEMS and Functional Nanomaterials over Large Areas
Panos Datskos, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
JICS Room 140 at ORNL

4/10/14
Life Cycle Assessment (LCA): Overview and Applications
Sean McGinnis, Virginia Tech
Room 408 Greve Hall at UTK

4/3/14
Learning a Foreign Language.
Lynn Youngs, Executive Director of the Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation
Room 408 Greve Hall at UTK

3/24/14
Shaping our Future: Nuclear Energy’s Impact on Energy Diversity, Job Growth, and Climate Change.
Ambassador Ron Kirk, Clean and Safe Energy Coalition
Room 408 Greve Hall at UTK

3/06/14
How Ecosystem Service Provision Can Increase Forest Mortality from Insect Outbreaks
Charles Sims - Department of Economics and the Baker Center, UTK
Room 408 Greve Hall at UTK

2/27/14
Fusion Science and Technology at ORNL.
Don Hillis - Fusion Energy Division, ORNL
JICS Room 140 at ORNL

2/13/14
TVA Small Modular Reactors
Dan Stout - Tennessee Valley Authority
Room 408 Greve Hall at UTK

1/30/14
Transitioning Motor Vehicles to Sustainable Energy
David Greene - Baker Center for Public Policy, UTK
Room 408 Greve Hall at UTK

1/23/14
The Expanding Universe, part 2
Tina Riedinger - Emeritus Professor of Astronomy, UTK
Room 408 Greve Hall at UTK

1/16/14
The Expanding Universe, part 1
Tina Riedinger - Emeritus Professor of Astronomy, UTK
Room 408 Greve Hall at UTK

1/9/14
Ice Ages and Climate Change
Lee Riedinger, Director of the Bredesen Center
Room 408 Greve Hall at UTK

Fall 2013 ESE Seminar Schedule

11/21/13
Science and Diplomacy
Bill Colglaizer, Science and Technology Advisor to the Secretary of State
Baker Center Auditorium

11/14/13
Science Outreach Opportunities
April McMillan and Trent Nichols - ORNL; John Hopkins - TN-SCORE
Room 408 Greve Hall at UTK

11/7/13
Advanced Generation Biorefineries: Developing Value-Added Coproducts from Biomass
Tim Rials - Chief Scientist - Director of the Center for Renewable Carbon at UT
Room 408 Greve Hall at UTK

10/31/13
Neutron Scattering Research at ORNL
Steve Nagler - Chief Scientist - ORNL Neutron Scattering Science Division
Spallation Neutron Source - ORNL building 8600

10/24/13
Plug-in Hybrid & Electric Vehicles
Bob DeVault - Adjuct faculty - Bredesen Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Graduate Education
Room 408 Greve Hall at UTK

10/10/13
Developing BioEnergy Technologies and Bioelectronic Materials
Sreekanth Pannala - Computational Sciences and Mathematics Division at ORNL
room B228 in building 5600 at ORNL

10/3/13
Residential Home Retrofit as Distributed Power
Bruce Glanville - Energy Home Basics
Room 408 Greve Hall at UTK

9/26/13
Developing BioEnergy Technologies and Bioelectronic Materials
Abhijeet Borole - ORNL Biosciences Division
JICS Room 140 at ORNL

9/17/13
Science Policy
Adam Rondinoni - Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences at ORNL
Room 408 Greve Hall at UTK

9/12/13
Programs at Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Ian Anderson - Director of Graduate Education and University Partnerships at ORNL
JICS Room 140 at ORNL

9/5/13
Technology Entrepreneurship
Lee Martin - UT College of Engineering
Room 408 Greve Hall at UTK

8/30/13
Nuclear Energy: Overview of Congressional Issues.
Kelly Perry - Office of Senator Lamar Alexander
Room 408 Greve Hall at UTK

Spring 2013 ESE Seminar Schedule

4/18/13
Aberration Corrected Electron Microscopy: New eyes for a clearer nano-world
Wu Zhou - ORNL Wigner Fellow
JICS Room 140 at ORNL

4/11/13
Emerging trends in quantum computing technologies
Travis Humble- Quantum Computing Institute, ORNL
Room 408 Greve Hall at UTK

3/7/13
Activities of National Transportation Research Center
Robert Wagner - Director of the Fuels Engines and Emissions Research Center, NTRC
NTRC

3/14/13
Model reduction in kinetic simulations & So Much More than Research: ORNL Organizations and Communities
Cory Hauck - Householder Fellow, ORNL & Channa Palmer - Human Resources, ORNL
JICS Room 140 at ORNL

2/28/13
Pure Electric & Electric Vehicles-Mainstream or Small Niche?
Bob DeVault – Adjunct Professor at the Bredesen Center; Retired Senior Staff Member of Energy and Transportation Science Division, ORNL
Room 408 Greve Hall at UTK

2/21/13
Balancing Civility and Free Expression for Effective Governance.
Tennessee Governors Bill Haslam, Phil Bredesen and Don Sundquist
Baker Center Auditorium at UTK

2/14/13
Reverse-Engineering the Brain for Reproducing Intelligence in Applications Related to Energy and Transportation.
Andreas Malikopoulos – Energy and Transportation Science Division, ORNL
JICS Room 140 at ORNL

2/7/13
Solar Energy Status in Tennessee
John Hopkins - Director of TN-SCORE, UTK
Room 408 Greve Hall at UTK

1/31/13
Saudi Arabia's Energy Future
Chris Hill - Adjunct Professor at the Bredesen Center; Emeritus Professor of Public Policy and Technology at Georgetown University
Room 408 Greve Hall at UTK

1/24/13
Ice Ages and Climate Change
Lee Riedinger - Director of the Bredesen Center
Room 408 Greve Hall at UTK

1/10/13
UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development
Rosalyn McKeown - Director of Center for Geography and Environmental Education @ UTK
Room 408 Greve Hall at UTK

Fall 2012 ESE Seminar Schedule

11/29/12
Tour of Spallation Neutron Source
Thom Mason, ORNL Lab Director
Spallation Neutron Source at ORNL

11/15/12
Scientific User Facilities
Laura Edwards - Group Leader, User Programs and Outreach, Neutron Sciences Directorate, ORNL
Room 408 Greve Hall at UTK

11/8/12
Times Flies When You Are Having Fun: Using Efficient Algorithms to Understand the Multiscale Nature of Global Climate Modeling
Kate Evans - Climate Scientist, ORNL
JICS Room 140 at ORNL

11/1/12
The Expanding Universe
Tina Riedinger - Emeritus Professor of Astronomy, UTK
Room 408 Greve Hall at UTK

10/25/12
Computational Studies of Nanostructured Soft Matter and Multicomponent Materials for Energy Sciences
Bobby Sumpter - ORNL Director Nanomaterials Theory Institute, Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences Division
Room 408 Greve Hall at UTK

10/15/12
Computational Studies of Nanostructured Soft Matter and Multicomponent Materials for Energy Sciences
Bobby Sumpter - ORNL Director Nanomaterials Theory Institute, Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences Division
Room 408 Greve Hall at UTK

10/4/12
Overview of Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Jim Roberto – Associate Lab Director Science and Technology Partnerships
JICS Room 140 at ORNL

9/27/12
Engineering Biology by Design
Cong Trinh – Assistant Professor in Chemical Engineering, UTK
203 Temple Court at UTK

9/20/12
Planar Jumping-Drop Thermal Diodes
Jonathan Boreyko - Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences at ORNL
JICS Room 140 at ORNL

9/13/12
Scientific Entrepreneurship from Nuts to Bolts
Caryle Breeden - Owner of Breeden & Company, Knoxville, TN
Room 203 Temple Court at UTK

9/6/12
CO2 Capture, Supercapacitors and Fluorescent-Protein Bioimaging: the Many-Faceted Contributions of Computational Science to Nanotechnology, Biotechnology and the Energy Sciences
Sean Smith - Director of the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences at ORNL
JICS Room 140 at ORNL

 

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Lee Riedinger
Professor of Physics
Director

Mike Simpson
Professor of Material Sciences and Engineering
Assistant Director

Wanda Davis
Assistant to the Director
443 Greve Hall
821 Volunteer Blvd University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN 37996
865-974-7999

Ben Allen
Coordinator & Recruiter
418 Greve Hall
821 Volunteer Blvd University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN 37996
865-974-9374

Fax: 865-974-9482

bredesencenter@utk.edu