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SUNY Energy, Environment, Education and Economics (4E) Network of Excellence Fall Charette


October 26 & 27, 2014
Gateway Center
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Syracuse N.Y.


October 26, 2014   

Tour Sites & The Genesee Grande Hotel, 1060 E Genesee St, Syracuse, NY 13210

4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. 

Optional Tours: 

  • Central New York Biotech Accelerator, 841 East Fayette St., Syracuse, NY 13210 &
  • Syracuse Center of Excellence Biofuels Facility, 727 E. Washington St., Syracuse, NY 13210
5:45 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.    

Reception: The Genesee Grande Hotel, 1060 E Genesee St, Syracuse, NY 13210

6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Networking Dinner

Welcome: Tim Killeen, Vice Chancellor for Research, SUNY and President, The Research Foundation for SUNY

October 27, 2014  

SUNY-ESF Gateway Center, 1 Forestry Dr. Syracuse, NY 13210

7:45 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.  Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. - 8:40 a.m.


  • Neil H. Ringler, Vice Provost for Research, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF)
  • Quentin Wheeler, President, SUNY-ESF
8:40 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.  

SUNY Networks of Excellence: Update on Activities and Initiatives

  • Tim Killeen, Vice Chancellor for Research, SUNY and President, The Research Foundation for SUNY
9:00 a.m. - 9:10 a.m.

SUNY 4E Network of Excellence Meeting Objectives

  • David Conover, Vice President for Research, Stony Brook University
  • James Dias, Vice President for Research, University at Albany
  • Neil Ringler, Vice Provost for Research, SUNY-ESF
  • Bahgat Sammakia, Vice President for Research, Binghamton University
9:10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.  

4E Funded Projects – Updates on Progress (8 minutes each with Q&A)

  • Aphid-Like Biosensors for Ecosystem Studies: NANAPHID Proof of Concept
    Lead PI: Lapenas, University at Albany
  • Smart Magnetic Materials for Energy Conversion
    Lead PI: Zeng, University at Buffalo
  • Joint Theoretical-Experimental Quest for Novel Carbon-Based Materials for Energy Applications
    Lead PI: Petrukhina, University at Albany
  • Integrating Science, Policy, and Eco Considerations in Understanding and Managing Nearshore Water Quality
    Lead PI: Friedman, University at Buffalo
  • Understanding and Overcoming Barriers to Communication in Complex Socio-Ecological Systems
    Lead PI: Hirsch, SUNY ESF
  • Homeland Security Outside the Beltway
    Lead PI: Fossett, Albany
  • The Integrated Water System of the Great Lakes Region: Its Condition and Cahllenges for the Future
    Lead PI: Vidon, SUNY-ESF
  • Restoring Ecosystem Integrity and Ecosystem Services in Jamaica Bay, NY: A Research Planning Workshop
    Lead PI: Limburg, SUNY-ESF
  • WORKSHOP: I-SEES-Institute for Smart Energy & Environmental Sustainability
    Lead PI: Sadik, Binghamton
  • Adirondack Air Chemistry and Climate: Developing a Collaborative Partnership
    Lead PI: Leibensperger, Plattsburgh
  • Educational Space as a Flexible Sensitive Sustainable System
    Lead PI: Frank, New Paltz
  • Biomimicry as an approach to research on energy and the environment
    Lead PI: Cady, CNSE
  • Workshop on Dynamic Islanding as an Accelerant for Grid Restoration and Enhancement to Reliability
    Lead PI: Sun, Stony Brook
  • Workshops to Develop Faculty Mentors and Sponsored Research Experience for Undergraduates in Water Resources Science and Engineering   
    Lead PI: Daley, SUNY-ESF
  • Conference to lay groundwork for SUNY Global Health Institute
    Lead PI: DeHovitz, Downstate
  • The Socio- Economic Impact of the Use of New Types of Energy in New York State
    Lead PI: Hag, Alfred State
  • Southern Tier Energy Production: Powering Up Middle School Writers to Learn About their Communities
    Lead PI: Magiera, Fredonia
  • Workshop on Water Resources Issues Related to Unconventional Natural Gas Production
    Lead PI: Lowry, Buffalo
  • Biofuels Research and Education Collaboration
    Lead PI: Padalino, Geneseo
  • Climate Change and Extreme Weather in NYS and its Impact on Inland and Coastal Flooding
    Lead PI: Thorncroft, Albany
10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.  Morning Break
10:45 a.m. - 12:30 pm   4E Funded Projects – Updates on Progress, con’t
12:30 pm – 2:00 p.m. Working Lunch
2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.  Working Lunch Reports: Emerging Topics in Strategic Areas
3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

Discussion, Action Items, Wrap Up

  • Tim Killeen, David Conover, James Dias, Neil Ringler, Bahgat Sammakia

    Hotel Accomodations

Hotel Accomodations ave been arranged for registrants at the...

1060 East Genesee St.
Syracuse, NY 13210
315-476-4212, 1-800-365-HOME

Genesee Grande Hotel Syracuse, New York

More Information

For more information, please contact:

Katherina Searing
Associate Director
Professional Education and Non-credit Programs
ESF Outreach
Phone: 315-470-6817