Media
Radio Interviews
Dec
9
2011
Clean Water and Marcellus Shale. Can They Coexist?
Dr. Radisav Vidic, a leader in Marcellus Shale research, explains how Abandoned Mine Drainage (AMD) can help to solve the water crisis in Marcellus Shale.
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Nov
18
2011
An Inside Look at the Methodology of Energy Storage
Dr. Prashant Kumta, Edward R. Weidlein Chair Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, discusses battery storage, from the basics to the future.
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Sept
30
2011
Is the American Nuclear Industry Ready For a Worst-Case Scenario?
Dr. John Metzger, director of the University of Pittsburgh Nuclear Program, and Dr. Kent Harries, Associate Professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, share their expertise and give insights on the threats to the nuclear industry as a whole and the actual nuclear infrastructure, respectively.
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Sept
22
2011
Is a Solar-Powered Society Economically Feasible?
Dr. Geoffrey Hutchison, University of Pittsburgh Chemistry Assistant Professor, explains how his research is contributing to making solar power more economical. Dr. Hutchison's work was recently featured on the cover of the Journal of Physical Chemistry (August 18, 2011; Volume 115; Number 32).
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Sept
1
2011
Chaos on the Grid: The Impact of Hurricane Irene on the East Coast Power Supply
Dr. Greg Reed, Associate Director of the Center for Energy and a nationally recognized authority on Electric Power/Smart Grid issues, talks about why Hurricane Irene caused massive power issues all over the East Coast, and how we can avoid this in the future.
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Aug
12
2011
The State of the Global Nuclear Industry
Dr. John Metzger talks about the current state of the nuclear industry both nationally and globally, and the effects that the disaster in Japan has had on the industry five months later.
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Aug
5
2011
Tapping Into the Energy that Is Around Us
Dr. Marlin Mickle, Professor at the Swanson School of Engineering, has conducted extensive testing and award-winning research in the field of energy harvesting and talks about the energy that exists all around us, and what needs to be done to make that energy commercially viable in ways we already use.
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June
30
2011
Can SBIR Save Your Tech Startup?
Paul Petrovich, Office of Technology Management, and Mark Redfern, Swanson School of Engineering Associate Dean for Research, discuss Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) grants, and how small businesses can partner with Pitt to succeed.
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June
24
2011
Educating the Region on the Many Benefits of Energy
Dr. Brian Gleeson, Director of the Center for Energy, talks about the Center for Energy, and what the region’s energy sector can expect from those who have experienced the program.
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May
25
2011
Educating the Region on the Many Benefits of Energy
Dr. Brian Gleeson, Director of the Center for Energy, talks about the Center for Energy, and what the region’s energy sector can expect from those who have experienced the program.
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May
23
2011
Will Water Be the Root of the Next Energy Crisis?
Dr. Radisav Vidic, Chairman of Pitt’s Civil & Environmental Engineering Department, discusses the intersection of water and energy, why it’s so important, and what it means for business.
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May
18
2011
Mining Education: Are Today’s Students Prepared for the Future of the Industry?
Dr. Tony Iannacchione, director of the Mining Engineering program, and Al Alioa, the Senior Vice President Coal Operations Support at Consol Energy, talk about how Pitt is preparing the next generation of mining engineers.
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Apr
28
2011
Can the Japanese Nuclear Crisis Happen Here in the U.S.?
Dr. John Metzger, Director of the Nuclear Engineering Department at the University of Pittsburgh, and Howard Bruschi, the retired Chief Technology Officer at Westinghouse, assess the likelihood of a nuclear disaster as severe as Chernobyl or Fukushima here in the United States.
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Apr
4
2011
The Triple Crisis in Japan ...What Happens Next? A Look at the Next Major Issue Facing the Land of the Rising Sun
Dr. Greg Reed, Associate Director of the Center for Energy, and Mr. Phil Bolin, Vice President -Power Systems Group at Mitsubishi Electric Power Products (MEPPI) shed light on the Japan earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis.
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