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    "The Future of Energy: Motivations and Solutions for a Better World" - Peter J. Schubert

    April 18, 2013
    5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
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    Viceroy of India
    233 E. Roosevelt Rd.
    Lombard, IL 60148


    Globalization of economies, population growth, and the spread of affluence accelerate the need for sustainable practices.  Power to drive the economy, and to feed the people, is heavily dependent on finite resources.  To avoid a tipping point mankind needs large-scale, renewable sources of cost-effective energy.  And soon.  This talk presents a bold, comprehensive, integrated energy strategy based on a number of novel technical developments which are just now being brought together.  Come learn about how space solar power can supply baseload needs, and how an offshoot of this technology enables farmers to use crop waste to displace fossil fuel use.  See how silicon can be harvested from plant material to make solar panels as well as hydrogen storage.  Find out the latest in waste-to-energy technology, and other advances which will transform how you look at the world around you.  A better world is the goal.  First we need the vision, then we need the technology, and now, we need to act.  Learn how you can help future generations enjoy a sustainable economy with food and energy enough for all of us. 


    5:00 - 6:00 PM · Job Club
    5:30 - 6:30 PM · Social Hour

    6:30 - 7:30 PM · Dinner 
    7:30 -          PM · General Meeting, including talk 

    MENU (Indian Buffet Style Dinner)

    • Butter Chicken (chicken barbequed in clay oven and cooked in a sauce made from onions, tomatoes and various herbs)
    • Palak Panner (spinach cooked with cubes of homemade cheese. A north Indian staple), Dal Makhani (a black lentils dish)
    • Eggplant Bhartha (eggplant cooked with onions, tomatoes, garlic and many herbs and spices)
    • Lamb Curry(lamb cooked in a tasteful mild onion and tomato gravy)
    • Nan Bread (leavened bread)
    • Peas Pulao Rice (special basmati rice cooked to perfection and lightly sautéed with peas and cumin)
    • Salad
    • Yogurt dish

    • Mango Kulfi (special Indian ice cream made with mangos)
    • Gulab Jamun (golden brown dumplings made from semolina and dry milk and served in sweet syrup)



    Peter J. Schubert, Ph.D., P.E. is Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at IUPUI, and serves as the Director of the Richard G. Lugar Center for Renewable Energy.  He worked 20 years at Delphi, and was a Technical Fellow.  For 5 years he was the Senior Director for Space, Energy, and Education Research at Packer Engineering in Naperville.  Peter has published 80 technical papers, and holds 35 patents in the US, plus 8 in the EU, spread across 9 distinct fields of study.  He has been the principal investigator on grants from NASA, DOE, DOD, USDA, and GSA.



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    $37.00 Member

    $39.00 Non-member

    $20.00 Student/Unemployed/Retired

    $0.00 Cash at the door: $35 member/ $37 nonmember/ $20 student/retired/unemployed