Energy Secretary Steven Chu hosted a live, streaming Q&A session with the directors of the Energy Innovation Hubs on March 6, 2012. The directors were asked questions regarding their teams' work and the future of American energy.
Secretary Steven Chu, Dr. Hank Foley, Dr. Douglas Kothe, Dr. Nathan Lewis, Dan Leistikow
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Energy Secretary Steven Chu hosted a live, streaming Q&A session with the directors of the Energy Innovation Hubs. The directors were asked questions regarding their teams' work and the future of American energy.
The Energy Innovation Hubs are major integrated research centers, with researchers from many different institutions and technical backgrounds. Each hub is focused on a specific high priority goal, rapidly accelerating scientific discoveries and shortening the path from laboratory innovation to technological development and commercial deployment of critical energy technologies.
Dr. Hank Foley is the director of the Greater Philadelphia Innovation Cluster for Energy-Efficient Buildings, which is pioneering new data intensive techniques for designing and operating energy efficient buildings, including advanced computer modeling.
Dr. Douglas Kothe is the director of the Consortium for Advanced Simulation of Light Water Reactors, which uses powerful supercomputers to create "virtual" reactors that will help improve the safety and performance of both existing and new nuclear reactors.
Dr. Nathan Lewis is the director of the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis, which focuses on how to produce fuels from sunlight, water, and carbon dioxide.