The Future of Bioenergy

Date/Time
Date(s) - 21 Feb 2013 until 21 Feb 2013
6:00 PM - 9:45 PM

Location
ASU SkySong


LightWorks Inaugural Lecture Series: Dr. Robert E. Blankenship, Lucille P. Markey Distinguished Professor of Arts and Sciences at Washington University at St. Louis, Missouri

February 21, 2013

Join us to interact with Dr. Robert Bankenship, Lucille P. Markey Distinguished Professor of Arts and Sciences at Washington University at St. Louis, Missouri and Director of the Washington University Photosynthetic Antenna Research Center (PARC). ASU students, faculty and researchers can participate in one or more sessions including a seminar and a panel discussion where Dr. Blankenship will be addressing the first step in biological solar conversion and the future of bioenergy.

We ask that you RSVP in advance. However, walk-ins are welcome.

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SPEAKER BIO

Dr. Robert E. Blankenship graduated from Nebraska Wesleyan University in 1970 with a BS degree in Chemistry. He earned a PhD in Chemistry from University of California at Berkley in 1975 and was a postdoctoral fellow from 1976 to 1979 at the University of Washington in Seattle. He was a faculty member at Amherst College in Massachusetts from 1979-85 and moved to Arizona State University, where he was a faculty member for 21 years. In 2006, he moved to Washington University in St. Louis, where he is joint Professor in the Departments of Biology and Chemistry and the Lucille P. Markey Distinguished Professor in Arts and Sciences. He is the Director of the Washington University Photosynthetic Antenna Research Center (PARC), one of the Department of Energy’s Energy Frontier Research Centers. He is Co-organizer of the 16th International Congress on Photosynthetic Research, which will be held in St. Louis in August 2013. Dr. Blankenship has spent his entire scientific career researching the highly interdisciplinary subject of photosynthesis using a wide range of techniques. His research investigates energy transfer and electron transfer processes in photosynthetic antenna and reaction center complexes with the goal of discovering the essential or irreducible aspects of how light energy is stored.

 

The Future of Bioenergy

Thursday, February 21, 2013 from 6 pm – 7:30 pm, ASU SkySong Convergence Room 150 (Reception to begin at 6 pm with panel following at 6:30 pm)

Join us for a panel discussion following Dr. Blankenship’s seminar on the first step in biological solar energy conversion. This panel will discuss the future of bioenergy, particularly in Arizona and the Southwest.

Joan Koerber-Walker, President and CEO of Arizona BioIndustry Association will moderate our panel/

Panelists include:

  •   Dr. Robert E. Blankenship, Professor and Director of PARC at Washington University
  •   Dr. Gary Dirks, Director of ASU LightWorks
  •   Glen Galster, Co-founder, Algae Biosciences, Incorporated

Full panelist bios will be available at the registration table.