Materials Science & Technology Keynote on Alternative Energy to be Held Monday in Pittsburgh

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Event begins October 26, 2009 at 8:30AM at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center

Materials Science & Technology '09

Forging the Solution to the Energy Challenge: The Role of Materials Science and Materials Scientists.

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Las Vegas, NV (Vocus) October 24, 2009

MEDIA ADVISORY: MS&T Keynote Session

The Keynote Session of the Materials Science & Technology (MS&T) event will be held Monday morning, Oct. 26, and features leading speakers on the subject of materials science and alternative energy.

For admission to the keynote: Contact ASM Communications Officer Rego Giovanetti at 216-215-2681. Rego.Giovanetti(at)

Powering the Future: New Energy Opportunities for Materials Science and Engineering

Keynote session for this year's conference, sponsored by four leading materials societies: American Ceramic Society, Association for Iron and Steel Technology, ASM International, and the Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS). MS&T will draw attendance from more than 72 countries and attracts the leaders in the materials community. The MS&T'09 Opening Session is centered around energy-focusing on policies, new technologies and funding opportunities related to materials science and engineering.

Monday, October 26 • 8:30-10:30 a.m. • David L. Lawrence Convention Center

8:27-8:30 Welcome & Session Kick-off, Al Romig
8:30-8:32 Introduction of Jeff Wadsworth, Al Romig
8:32-9:12 Keynote Address 1, Jeff Wadsworth
9:12-9:15 Introduction of Steven Koonin, Al Romig
9:15-9:50 Keynote Address 2, Steven Koonin
9:50-10:10 Introduction of Panel & Opening Statements
10:10-10:30+ Panel Discussion

Dr. Jeff Wadsworth, CEO and President, Battelle Memorial Institute will open the session with his keynote presentation, "Forging the Solution to the Energy Challenge: The Role of Materials Science and Materials Scientists." Battelle Memorial Institute, the world's largest nonprofit Research and Development Organization, executes about $5B of work annually and employs about 21,000 people. Dr. Steven Koonin, Undersecretary for Science, U.S. Department of Energy, will deliver the second keynote address. Koonin was nominated by U.S. President Barack Obama as the Undersecretary for Science for the U.S. Dept. of Energy. Koonin has served as chief scientist of BP, the world's second largest independent oil company, since 2004.

Panelists are:

Al Romig (Moderator), EVP, Deputy Laboratories Director, & COO, Sandia National Laboratory
Yet-Ming Chiang (Batteries), Kyocera Professor of Ceramics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Gregory J. Hildeman (Solar), VP of Engineering, Solar Power Industries
Ray Kenard (Wind), President, American Wind Power & Hydrogen
John Marra (Nuclear), Associate Laboratory Director, Savannah River National Lab


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