2017 Clean Technology: Recent Trends, New Developments
Date: April 12, 2017 (Wednesday) 7:00 - 9:00 pm (Registration starts at 6:30pm)
Venue: ITRI Int’l, 2870 Zanker Rd., Suite #140, San Jose, CA
Talk Abstract: In this seminar Dr. Kao will cover the most recent Clean Technology trends and the newest developments in all clean technology areas including:
1. Top 10 Renewable Energy Trends
2. Ten Green Building Megatrends 2017- 2020
3. Latest developments in solar and wind energy.
4. Marine Energy : Wave Energy Prize Competition winners, technologies
5. Smart Grid Status, Challenges, Penetration
6. Energy Storage: batteries (lithium ion, Mg ion, H), molten salt
7. Use of drones in clean tech
8. Electric Vehicles: Tesla Model 3 (BEV), Toyota Mirai (fuel cell car )
Speaker Bio: Dr. William Kao received his BSEE, MSEE and PhD from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He worked in the Semiconductor and Electronic Design Automation industries for more than 30 years holding several senior and executive engineering management positions at Texas Instruments, Xerox Corporation, Cadence Design Systems.
Dr. Kao has authored more than 40 technical papers at IEEE Journals and Conferences, and holds eight US software and IC design patents. He was an Adjunct Professor at UCLA Electrical Engineering Department where he taught courses in computer aided IC design.
Dr. Kao is a Senior Member of IEEE, and was one of the founding members of IEEE-Circuits and Systems - Silicon Valley Chapter, where he was Chapter Chair in 2005 and 2006.
Dr. Kao currently teaches Renewable Energy, Clean Technology and Business Sustainability courses at the University of California Santa Cruz, Silicon Valley Extension. Dr. Kao current interests include the subjects of Energy, Environment and Education.
He teaches and is a frequent lecturer on various Emerging Technologies. In the past five years he has given over 50 talks and seminars on various emerging technology topics such as Clean Technology, Renewable Energy, Business Sustainability, Big Data, IoT, Smart Cities, Sensor Networks, Innovation, AR/VR, Robotics, AI and 3D Printing.