Dr. Niezrecki is Professor and Chair of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, the Director of the Center for Wind Energy at UML (www.uml.edu/windenergy), and also the Director of the National Science Foundation-Industry/University Cooperative Research Center for Wind Energy Science, Technology and Research (www.uml.edu/WindSTAR). He has been directly involved in structural dynamics, acoustics, smart structures and materials, and sensing research for over 23 years, with more than 150+ publications. He currently leads the Emerging Energy Innovation Institute at UMass Lowell. His goals include expanding the global use of renewable energy, developing technologies that can impact the 1.3 billion people in the world who do not have access to electricity, and advancing sensing technologies to measure and monitor structural systems. He has conducted over $12M of sponsored research through grants from numerous federal and state agencies as well as a multiple companies.
Title: Wind and Renewable Energy and Why it’s Important for Our Future
Christopher Niezrecki, Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Lowell – Center for Wind Energy
There has been a considerable growth in renewable energy installations in the last two decades. In particular wind energy is one technology that is leading the charge and has the potential to radically change how electricity is generated not only in New England, but globally. This presentation will demystify the technology and its impact on the nation’s energy portfolio. The impacts of wind energy on greenhouse gas emissions and wildlife will also be presented.
No reservations are necessary to attend this event.