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Rice Space Institute

Synergies between Space and Offshore Exploration

November 15, 2012

VENUE: McMurtry Auditorium, Duncan Hall, Rice University

DIRECTIONS:  For directions and nearest visitor parking see map at www.rice.edu/maps

Speaker Profiles and Presentations  |NEW| 

1:30-1:45pm          Welcome

David Alexander, Rice Space Institute
Bjorn Ottar Elseth,(Norwegian Space Centre

1:45-2:00pm        Synergies Between Space and Energy

Geir Hovmork, Deputy Director, Norwegian Space Centre

2:00-2:15pm        Living off the Grid: NASA Initiatives in Space and Energy

Steven Gonzalez, Deputy, Strategic Analysis and Implementation, NASA Johnson Space Center

2:15-2:30pm           Innovation through Space & Energy

Brage Johansen, Space & Energy Network, VP/ Intrapoint

2:30-2:45pm           Nano-Technology Focus on Materials

Bob Curl, Nobel Laureate, Rice University

 2:45-3:15pm         Coffee and Networking Break

3:15-3:30pm          Space Resources and Synergy with Terrestrial Energy and Mining

Gene Grush, Division Chief, Propulsion and Power Division, NASA Johnson Space Center

3:30-3:45pm          Robots for Offshore and Space Exploration

Rob Ambrose, Division Chief, Software, Robotics and Simulation Division, NASA Johnson Space Center

3:45-4:00pm         New Avenues in Energy Storage

Robert Vajtai, Faculty Fellow, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Rice University

4:00-4:15pm          Managing the Risk of Major Accidents

Hans Axel Bratfos, Technical Director, Division Americas and SSA, DNV Houston

4:15-4:45pm         Open Discussion

5:00-6:00pm       Reception

6:30pm      Public Talk  @ Houston Museum of Natural Sciences – Pål Brekke   [COST: $12 for workshop registrants]

Please Register online at www.transatlanticscienceweek.com

For more information please contact Dr. David Alexander