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Date: 4/19/2017
Chao Wang, Riverside: A Network that Loops Everyone in to Contribute

Date: 4/3/2017
Robert Pomeroy, UC San Diego: Might as Well Go Surfing: Biomass Utilization in a World With Oil at $30/Barrel

Date: 4/3/2017
Kelsey Johnson, Santa Barbara: EV Match

Date: 3/29/2017
Mihri Ozkan, UC Riverside: The Sponge Suit and Rechargeable Batteries from Sustainable Sources

Date: 3/20/2017
Hear from six Berkeley Lab scientists with big new ideas designed to help transform our carbon-drenched, overheating world. These short presentations cover desalination, energy efficient window coating, capturing carbon, energy from ocean waves, alternate fuel for your car, and an app that compares fuel economy or EV range. Recorded on 06/01/2017.

Date: 3/12/2017
Johannes Rebelein, Irvine: Novel Biofuel Formation by Nitrogenase

Date: 3/3/2017
Kendra Kuhl co-founded Opus 12 to find out if an electrochemical process, operating inside a desk-sized reactor, can do on an industrial scale what is often hailed as the Holy Grail of carbon-recycling research convert CO2 captured from smokestacks into ethanol and other valuable products.

Date: 3/1/2017
Ilan Gur, founder and director of the high-tech incubator Cyclotron Road relates the work of chemist William Crookes and subsequent critical discoveries motivated by the global crisis of food supply and population in the 19th century, and how overcoming skepticism in finding solutions is critical to our current climate challenges.

Date: 2/20/2017
Replacing millions of porous windows with energy-efficient versions in older buildings and homes can be prohibitively expensive. Berkeley Lab's Raymond Weitekamp, a Caltech PhD, has a new approach: an inexpensive, paint-on, energy-efficient coating that can be applied simply and evenly without the help of a professional while the windows are still in place.

Date: 2/20/2017
At CalWave, Marcus Lehmann is developing the WaveCarpet, which harnesses the power of ocean waves to produce electricity and freshwater.

Date: 2/20/2017
A Berkeley Lab scientist specializing in all things vehicular from powertrain technologies, vehicle electrification and vehicle-grid integration to advanced engine technologies, personalized fuel economy and EV range prediction Samveg (Sam) Saxena is leading the development of a new app called MyGreenCar.

Date: 2/13/2017
Current desalination techniques require huge amounts of energy and generate large amounts of environmental waste. Berkeley Lab's Chinmayee Subban, a Cornell PhD, leads a desalination research project that simultaneously reduces environmental waste and energy use by incorporating an innovative mix of low-cost materials.

Date: 2/13/2017
Removing excess carbon from an overheating atmosphere is an urgent and complicated problem. The answer, according to Berkeley Lab's Jeff Urban, could lie at the nanoscale.

Date: 2/7/2017
Eric Walters, Davis: Fungal-bacterial Co-culture for Biofuel Production

Date: 2/6/2017
Tianyu Liu, Santa Cruz: Enhancing the Performance of Supercapacitors Through Facilitation of Ion Diffusion

Date: 2/3/2017
Sue Carter, UC Santa Cruz: The Sustainability Lab and Sustainable Solutions at the Water, Food, Energy Nexus

Date: 2/2/2017
Gabriel Falzone, Los Angeles: Carbon Upcycling: Turning CO2 into Concrete

Date: 2/1/2017
Sintana Vergara, UC Berkeley: From Garbage to Gold: Repurposing Waste for Carbon Sequestration

Date: 1/31/2017
Benjamin Sommerkorn, Riverside: The Water-Energy Relationship at UCR: Managing Our Consumption

Date: 1/24/2017
Kurt Kornbluth, UC Davis: Zero Net Energy and Carbon Neutrality at UC Davis: Applied Research and Project-Based Learning

Date: 1/17/2017
Over the last 30 years predictions of climate change as a threat to individuals, societies and nations have changed from possibilities to realities. Ethical issues associated with which individuals, companies, nations cause climate change, who might benefit from it, and who will suffer from the impacts have been part of the discussion from the beginning. How has thinking about the ethics of climate change evolved during that time and how does this relate to the ethics of extreme mitigation efforts like climate engineering? Margaret Leinen, UC San Diego Vice Chancellor for Marine Sciences, Director of Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and Dean of the School of Marine Sciences discusses what can be done, what is being done, and the ethical implications of deploying solutions.

Date: 12/12/2016
Tony Barnosky, a Professor of Integrative Biology at UC Berkeley, and Teenie Matlock, the McClatchy Chair of Communications and Associate Professor of Cognitive Science at UC Merced, discuss tactics for communicating the urgency to act and depoliticizing the discussion on climate change. Recorded on 10/26/2015.

Date: 12/12/2016
In the fourth installment of the Future Thought Leaders series, nationally prominent chefs, fishermen, academics, and activists call on consumers to choose local species of fish when possible to protect the long-term vitality of harvested seafood and the well-being of the oceans. This series was presented by the Berry Good Food Foundation.

Date: 9/12/2016
Food waste in the United States is at an all-time high. More than 40 percent of all edible food is tossed out each year and half of that is fresh but slightly imperfect produce. What to do? A panel of experts convened by Kitchens for Good and the Berry Good Food Foundation explores how to reverse this trend by connecting suppliers with those who will benefit most from increased access to healthy foods. This is the third of four programs presented by the Future Thought Leaders series.

Date: 9/9/2016
Officials of the University of California Office of the President and the Director of the Palo Alto Research Center provide background on the purpose of the UC Carbon Slam 2016. Recorded on 05/23/2016.
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