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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
    Genesee Grande Hotel

    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