Date : August 30th, 2017
Time: 6:00 - 7:45 p.m.

"GLEAMM, Innovation Activity at Texas Tech University, Technology Commercialization, and Funding Sources"

Dr. Robert Duncan – President’s Distinguished Chair in Physics, Texas Tech University

Dr. Annette Sobel – Director, GLEAMM

Cameron Smith – Licensing Associate, Texas Tech University Office of Research Commercialization

Ryan Reber – Executive Director, Lubbock Angel Network

Kimberly Gramm – Managing Director, TTU Innovation Hub at Research Park

Date: September 6th, 2017
Time: 6:00 - 7:45 p.m.

"The Grid, Distributed Generation and Off-grid Communities"

Dr. Zhaoyang Fan – Associate Professor, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Texas Tech University

• Research Interests: Wide Bandgap Semiconductor Devices and Nanomaterials for Energy Conversion and Storage.

Date: September 13th, 2017
Time: 6:00 - 7:45 p.m.

"Wind Energy Systems and Smart Grid Integration"

Dr. Beibei Ren – Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Texas Tech University

• Research Group: Dynamic Intelligent Systems, Control and Optimization (DISCO) Group

Date: September 20th, 2017
Time: 6:00 - 7:45 p.m.

"Cybersecurity Challenges and the Grid"

Dr. Vittal Rao – Professor, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Texas Tech University

• Research Interests: Cyber Security of SCADA Control Systems, Smart Grid and Microgrid Systems, Smart Structural Systems, Control of Wind Turbines; Cyber Security of Smart Grid Systems; Robust Control Systems.

Date: September 27th, 2017
Time: 6:00 - 7:45 p.m.

" Smart Grids "

Dr. Stephen Bayne – Professor, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Texas Tech University

• Research Interests: Power Electronics for Hybrid Electric Vehicles; Design of Compact Power Electronics Converters; Evaluation of Power Devices for Power Electronics & Pulse Power Applications.

Dr. Michael Giesselmann – Professor, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Texas Tech University

• Research Interests: MW−Level Motor Drives; Compact Pulsed Power Distributed Railguns; Power Electronics; Pulsed Power; Power Systems.

Dr. Robert Duncan – – President’s Distinguished Chair in Physics, Texas Tech University

Date: October 4th, 2017
Time: 6:00 - 7:45 p.m.

" Intermittent Energy Sources and their effects on the Grid & Wind Energy Systems and Smart Grid Integration "

Dr. Chris Pattison – Professor of Wind Energy, National Wind Institute, Texas Tech University

• Research Interests: Site and Wind Analysis; Electrical Collection System of Wind Power Sites; Economic Analysis of Optimizing Wind Sites.

Date: October 11th, 2017
Time: 6:00 - 7:45 p.m.

" Wind Measurements and Predictive Analysis & Exploring the Impacts of Wind Energy in the Southwest "

Dr. Brian C. Ancell – Assistant Professor of Atmospheric Science, Department of Geosciences, Texas Tech University

• Research Interests: Predictability of High-impact Weather Events. Analysis of Optimizing Wind Sites.


Dr. Scott White – Special Projects Manager and Curator of Art, National Ranching Heritage Center

Date: October 18th, 2017
Time: 6:00 - 7:45 p.m.

" Energy Public Policy "

William R. Keffer – Associate Professor of Energy Law, Texas Tech University School of Law, Texas Tech University

• Focus: Environmental Regulations.

Date: October 25th, 2017
Time: 6:00 - 7:45 p.m.

" Local Economic Development and Cluster Policy "

John Osborne – CEO, LEDA

Date: November 1st, 2017
Time: 6:00 - 7:45 p.m.

" Economic Development in the West Texas Region "

Kevin Carter – Executive Director, The High Ground of Texas