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2011 Conference Acknowledgments

Conference Co-Chairpersons

Sam Aronson
Brookhaven National Laboratory

Robert B. Catell
Chairman, Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center
Chairman, New York State Smart Grid Consortium

Francis J. Murray, Jr.
President and CEO
New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)

Dr. Yacov Shamash
Vice President for Economic Development and Dean,
College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Stony Brook University

Scientific Advisory Committee

Dr. Eugene A. Feinberg
Professor of Operations Research 
Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics

Dr. Edward A. Bogucz 
Executive Director Syracuse Center of Excellence 
in Environmental and Energy Systems

Marjaneh Issapour
Professor, Department of Electrical/Computer Engineering Technology 
Program Director of Renewable Sustainable Energy Center 
Farmingdale State College

Dr. Devinder Mahajan 
Sustainable Energy Technologies Department 
Brookhaven National Laboratory

Dr. Miriam Rafailovich 
Materials Science & Engineering Department 
Stony Brook University

Dr. Charles Rubenstein 
IEEE Director and Region 1 Chair 2010-2011 
Professor, Pratt Institute School of Information & Library Science

Dr. Mohammed Safiuddin 
Research Professor, Advanced Technology Applications,
Electrical Engineering, University at Buffalo

Dr. John T. Wen
Director, Center for Automation 
Technologies and Systems (CATS)

Professor, Dept. of Electrical, Computer, & Systems Engineering and 
Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, & Nuclear Engineering 
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Program Committee

Diane R. Blankenhorn
Manager of Smart Grid Initiatives 
Long Island Power Authority (LIPA)

Don LaVada 
Director of Consumer Services and Events Management 

Lisa Broughton 
Bio/High Technology Development Specialist 
Suffolk County Department of Economic Development 
and Workforce Housing

Jerry Burstein
New York City Transit Authority

Dr. Clive Clayton 
Leading Professor 
Materials Science & Engineering Department 
Stony Brook University

David J. Cordts 
Chief Operating Officer 
GeoEnergy Enterprises, LLC

Evan DeCotis 
Assistant Conservation Engineer 
in the Energy Services and Technology Division 
New York Power Authority

Ric C. Trotta
President Trotta Associates, Inc.

Barry Watkins 
Deputy Director
The Center for Advanced Ceramic Technology
Alfred University

Sponsorship Committee

David Winchester 
President, CleanTech Rocks

Organizing Committee

Kathleen Ferrell
VP Coordinator & Director of Special Programs 
Office of the Vice President for Economic Development

Jack Kramer 
Advanced Energy Center

Charles MacLeod 
President, SMM Advertising

Wendy Morris 
Managing Partner, ExpoVention

Bruce Newman 
Principal, Pipeline LLC 
President Brookhaven Small Business Advisory Council

Derek O’Connor 
Materials Coordinator 
Stony Brook University

Adam J. Ortiz 
Coordinator for Economic Development 
Stony Brook University

Jim Smith 
Assistant Vice President, Economic Development 
Stony Brook University