March 4, 2009, Richard Morse states that coal is the largest growing source of energy and that regulation and policy are beginning to play a larger role in the economy of coal power. Morse also discusses the heavy reliance on coal by developing countries and the need to understand and evaluate all mitigation options.
Komisar believes there is evidence of new bubbles occurring in certain industries today, specifically in Web 2.0. The good news is that there are also many other industries, such as those in energy, life sciences, and healthcare, where bubbles are absent. He also gives advice on whether companies should seek institutional financing or professional investments.
After a discussion of electrochemical cells, Professor Sylvia Ceyer defines the points of oxidation and reduction in a battery as the anode and cathode, respectively. She discusses the application of Faraday's Law and its relationship to electrochemical cells. Finally, the relationship between cell potential and Gibbs free energy is highlighted.
Professor Barry Sharpless of Scripps describes the Nobel-prizewinning development of titanium-based catalysts for stereoselective oxidation, the mechanism of their reactions, and their use in preparing esomeprazole. Conformational energy of cyclic alkanes illustrates the use of molecular mechanics.
March 30, 2009 - Leonard Susskind discusses the study of statistical analysis as calculating the probability of things subject to the constraints of a conserved quantity. Susskind introduces energy, entropy, temperature, and phase states as they relate directly to statistical mechanics.
January 21, 2009 lecture by Ilan Kroo for the Woods Energy Seminar (ENERGY301). In his talk "Future Air Transportation and the Environment," Kroo discusses the impact of aviation on the environment and the idea of "sustainable" aviation.
MissionPoint Capital Partners co-founder Jesse Fink explains what it means to merge clean energy and environmental finance, including cap and trade and other infrastructure supports, that helps bring clean tech initiatives to market faster and at a lower cost.
Waves are discussed in further detail. Basic properties of the waves such as velocity, energy, intensity, and frequency are discussed through a variety of examples. The second half of the lecture deals specifically with superposition of waves. Constructive and destructive interferences are defined and discussed.
Reachability, Controllable System, Lest-Norm Input For Reachability, Minimum Energy Over Infinite Horizon, Continuous-Time Reachability, Impulsive Inputs, Least-Norm Input For Reachability
Professor Channing Robertson of the Stanford University Chemical Engineering Department discusses energy conservation in relation to the high fructose corn syrup plant and chemical engineering.
April 22, 2009 - Scott McGaraghan, director of business development for EnerNOC, Inc., discusses current and developing technologies to maximize the potential energy saving benefits of local and national-level smart grid systems.
April 29, 2009 - Frank Wolak, senior fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, discusses restructuring of the electricity industry in the U.S. using examples from California and explains the problems involved in energy market design.