Empower Hour - Practical Sustainability

Wednesday, December 16, 2020
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Online - Zoom

The Ohio University Alumni Association is excited to introduce you to the next installment in our virtual series, Empower Hour! This event takes place every other Wednesday from 1-2 p.m. EST.

Empower Hour is a program that explores important and relevant topics centered around the theme of continued personal growth and education. We want to equip OHIO alumni with the knowledge they need to become their best selves!

This Empower Hour segment is called "Practical Sustainability." Sustainability is a vitally important concept, but is often misunderstood. Join practitioners of sustainability Jason Trembly and Greg Kremer as they discuss the practical aspects of sustainability using as examples multiple projects from Ohio University, including coal plastic composites and international community development.

This hour will highlight:
     - The many aspects of sustainability, and a method for thinking about practical sustainability
     - Investigation of Coal Plastic Composite Materials As a Sustainable Building Material
     - The challenges of sustainability in international development projects
     - Other stories from personal and professional experiences related to sustainable energy and the environment

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Greg Kremer

Greg Kremer began his career as a mechanical design engineer for General Electric Aircraft Engines before pursuing his advanced degrees. He joined Ohio University in 1998, where he has been chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering since 2006 and teaches the program’s senior design capstone, "Designing to Make a Difference." Kremer, selected as a Carnegie Scholar for 2005-2006, studies how to improve engineering education and is leading a "Stacking the Deck" project to help students develop and tell stories aligned with the Department of Labor's Engineering Competency Model. He has advised electric car racing teams and international development projects focused on creating sustainable communities through clean water and job development. Since 2003 a solar and wind power system has provided the majority of electric power for his family's home, and he commutes to school by bike year round.


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Jason Trembly

Principal investigator for more than $18 million in competitively sponsored research, primarily for the U.S. Department of Energy , Dr. Jason Trembly is Russ Professor of Mechanical Engineering, and a graduate faculty member in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. He is also Director of Ohio University’s Institute for Sustainable Energy and the Environment.

Prior to joining OHIO in 2011 as an assistant professor, Trembly was a leading young researcher at internationally recognized energy research centers. From 2007 to 2011, he was a research chemical engineer and team leader for syngas and CO2 conversion at RTI International’s Energy Technology Division. There, he was responsible for ideation and development of processes and catalysts for conversion of syngas and CO2 into chemicals and fuels. He is also a former ORISE Fellow at the U.S. DOE’s National Energy Technology Laboratory, where he completed his graduate research focused on solid oxide fuel cell development.

Trembly’s research group utilizes process simulation with materials R&D to develop intensified process designs to address energy and environmental issues. His main research interests include solid oxide fuel cells and electrolyzers, electrochemical capture of nutrients from waste streams, produced water remediation, and sustainable composite materials.



You will receive a confirmation email upon registration that will include details on how to join this virtual event.

If you have any questions, please email Associate Director, Alumni Experiences, Caleb Beasecker at beasecker@ohio.edu.


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