Wednesday, May 9, 2018 from 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM PDT
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Perkins Coie 
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Suite 4900
Seattle, WA 98101

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CleanTech Alliance 

Breakfast Series | The Marine Energy Opportunity 

Renewable energy opportunity lives in the water! Waves and ocean current generate tremendous power. Harnessing that power extends beyond technology alone. A panel of Northwest marine energy experts will outline the global marine energy opportunity while dissecting current technologies, potential environmental considerations and socioeconomic effects such as impacts on existing ocean users.

Panelists include:

Belinda Batten, Ph.D.
Executive Associate Dean, College of Engineering
Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Oregon State University 

In addition, her faculty appointment at Oregon State University, Dr. Batten is the Executive Associate Dean for College of Engineering. She is the former director of the Pacific Marine Energy Center, a collaboration between Oregon State University, the University of Washington, and the University of Alaska Fairbanks, supporting marine energy research and testing for the United States. Dr. Batten's research has been supported by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the Department of Defense, the Department of Energy, and the National Science Foundation.

Jeremy Kasper, Ph.D.
Program Director, Alaska Hydrokinetic Energy Research Center
University of Alaska Fairbanks 

Jeremy Kasper Ph.D. is the Director of the Alaska Hydrokinetic Energy Research Center and a co-Director of the Pacific Marine Energy Center (formerly NNMREC). Before joining the faculty of the University of Alaska Fairbanks, Institute of Northern Engineering in 2012, Jeremy was a postdoctoral investigator at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. His areas of expertise include the interaction of hydrokinetic energy generators with the environment and the effects of currents and turbulence on river energy converters and emerging markets for marine energy.  He holds a Ph.D. in Oceanography from the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Balky Nair, Ph.D. 
CTO and Co-Founder of Oscilla Power

Dr. Nair, Oscilla Power’s co-founder, President and CTO, has over a decade of experience developing cleantech-related materials, devices, and systems, including key innovations related the Triton WEC. Previously, as the founding CEO of EmiSense, he led development of a novel ceramic emissions sensor for diesel engines through the company’s acquisition by Coorstek in 2008. Dr. Nair was a Program Manager at Ceramatec and a researcher at Argonne National Laboratory. Dr. Nair has a Ph.D. in Materials Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a B.Tech. in Engineering from IIT-Bombay. He has over 30 approved and 20+ pending patents.

The panel will be moderated by Brian Polagye, Ph.D.

Brian Polagye, Ph.D.
Director of the Pacific Marine Energy Center

Dr. Polagye is also an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Washington. His research group focuses on the conversion of marine renewable energy resources (river, tidal, and ocean currents, as well as waves) to mechanical power.


Registration Costs and Early Bird Discounts: 

Early Bird: Member Registration before May 2: $25.00
Early Bird: Non-Member Registration before May 2: $35.00

Full Price: Member Registration after May 2: $35.00
Full Price: Non-Member Registration after May 2: $45.00

Purchase a Series Ticket and get access to the entire CleanTech Alliance Breakfast Series at a fraction of the cost!

New for the 2017/2018 Breakfast Series, CleanTech Alliance now offers virtual attendance options. Satellite viewing parties will be available across the Northwest Region in partnership with Perkins Coie and other CleanTech Alliance partners. These viewing parties will be offered in Anchorage, Boise, Portland, San Francisco, Spokane, Vancouver and more. Additional locations will be made available based on interest. Or, individuals can request access to a live webinar feed. Contact Alyssa Patrick for more details at alyssa@cleantechalliance.org. 
The CleanTech Alliance Breakfast Series, presented by  Perkins Coie, is held the second Wednesday of each month (7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.) from September through May (except November, which is reserved for the CleanTech Alliance Annual Meeting). #CleanTechBacon is served.

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