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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

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