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March 2018

The Payne Institute for Earth Resources presents: Iain MacGill

March 1, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Engineering Hall, 816 15th St.
Golden, CO United States
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The Payne Institute for Earth Resources presents: Iain MacGill Open to the Mines community and the public. Seminar Title: Some lessons from Australia on clean energy opportunities and challenges for electricity grids, large and small. Iain MacGill is an Associate Professor in the School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications at UNSW Australia, and Joint Director (Engineering) for the University’s Centre for Energy and Environmental Markets (CEEM). Iain’s teaching and research interests at UNSW include electricity industry restructuring and the Australian National…

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The Payne Institute for Earth Resources presents: Jill Engel-Cox

March 20, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Engineering Hall, 816 15th St.
Golden, CO United States
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The Payne Institute for Earth Resources presents: Jill Engel-Cox Open to the Mines community and the public. Seminar Title: Global Manufacturing and Trade of Renewable Energy Technologies Jill Engel-Cox is the Director of the Clean Energy Manufacturing Analysis Center (CEMAC) and deputy director of the Joint Institute for Strategic Energy Analysis (JISEA) at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Over her 25-year career, Engel-Cox has been an engineer, researcher, program manager, and strategic planner for a diverse suite of renewable…

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The Payne Institute for Earth Resources presents: Andy Spielman

March 22, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Engineering Hall, 816 15th St.
Golden, CO United States
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The Payne Institute for Earth Resources presents: Andy Spielman Open to the Mines community and the public. Andrew (Andy) Spielman is a widely regarded leading preeminent public lands, environmental and natural resources lawyer whose practice involves administrative and regulatory proceedings and government relations, and centers around assisting energy clients with policy and regulatory issues involved in developing new facilities, as well as representing ski areas, mining, oil and gas companies, and tribal governments in the public land use and environmental…

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April 2018

The Payne Institute for Earth Resources presents: Mark Safty

April 3, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Engineering Hall, 816 15th St.
Golden, CO United States
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The Payne Institute for Earth Resources presents: Mark Safty Open to the Mines community and the public. Mark Safty was appointed as the Wirth Chair in Sustainable Development at the University of Colorado in 2013. The Wirth Chair is housed within the School of Public Affairs at UC Denver and honors the environmental and sustainable development achievements of former U.S. Senator and Undersecretary of State Tim Wirth. Following his work with the federal government, Wirth served for nearly a decade as the…

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The Payne Institute for Earth Resources presents: Jordan Macknick

April 5, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Engineering Hall, 816 15th St.
Golden, CO United States
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The Payne Institute for Earth Resources presents: Jordan Macknick Open to the Mines community and the public. Jordan Macknick is the Lead Energy-Water-Land Analyst for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). His primary work addresses the environmental impacts of energy technologies while seeking opportunities for energy and ecological synergies. In his Energy-Water-Land leadership capacity, he analyzes national and regional implications of different energy pathways in the context of water and land resources, evaluates opportunities to improve the energy management of…

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The Payne Institute presents: Christopher Elvidge

April 11, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Ben H. Parker Student Center, 1200 16th St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
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The Payne Institute presents: Christopher Elvidge Open to the Mines community and the public Elvidge has twenty three years of experience with satellite low light imaging data, starting in 1994.  Initially this was with data collected by the U.S. Air Force Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) Operational Linescan System (OLS).  From 2012 forward the effort has been with data from NOAA’s Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS).  Elvidge pioneered the development of global nighttime lights and lead the production of…

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The Payne Institute for Earth Resources presents: Cameron Wobus

April 17, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Engineering Hall, 816 15th St.
Golden, CO United States
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The Payne Institute for Earth Resources presents: Cameron Wobus Open to the Mines community and the public. Dr. Wobus is a principal scientist at Abt Associates in Boulder, CO. An Earth scientist with specific expertise in geomorphology, hydrology, and numerical modeling, Dr. Wobus’ research focuses on climate change impacts on hydrology, landscapes and human systems. Among his recent projects, he has developed national-scale models of changes in flood risk and asset damages due to intensification of the hydrologic cycle in…

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The Payne Institute for Earth Resources presents: William Boyd

April 26, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Engineering Hall, 816 15th St.
Golden, CO United States
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The Payne Institute for Earth Resources presents: William Boyd Open to the Mines community and the public. William Boyd is Professor of Law and John H. Schultz Energy Law Fellow at the University of Colorado Law School. He is also Director of the Laboratory for Energy & Environmental Policy innovation (LEEP) and a fellow of the Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute (RASEI), a joint institute between the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the University of Colorado, Boulder. Professor Boyd teaches and conducts…

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May 2018

The Payne Institute presents: Christopher Clack

May 3, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Engineering Hall, 816 15th St.
Golden, CO United States
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The Payne Institute presents: Christopher Clack Open to the Mines community and the public. Dr. Clack is the CEO of Vibrant Clean Energy, LLC (VCE). He is pursuing a path that leads the way for a more intelligent electric power system design, here in the US and abroad. VCE uses intellectual property that was invented by Dr Clack for its modeling, studies, and licensing. He, and VCE, are the only commercial vendors of these software packages and the only entity…

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The Payne Institute Presents: Greg Leng

May 16, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Engineering Hall, 816 15th St.
Golden, CO United States
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  Greg Leng, Director, RETScreen International will be on the campus of Colorado School of Mines presenting "Clean Energy Project Analysis with RETScreen Software" on May 16 from 12p-1p in Engineering Hall room 217.

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The Payne Institute Presents: Science Policy Discussion

May 18, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Engineering Hall, 816 15th St.
Golden, CO United States
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Join on Friday, May 18th from 2:00pm-3:00pm in Engineering Hall 217 as 6 high-level policy and environmental professionals from Israel will attend an informal gathering of academics and staff hosted by the Payne Institute. These visiting professionals have been hand-selected by U.S. Embassy staff in Israel to participate in the U.S. Department of State’s premiere professional exchange program, the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP). As part of their 3-week long professional exchange program focused on “Science Policy”, the guests from…

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June 2018

Payne Institute Seminar: Dolf Gielen

June 26, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Engineering Hall, 816 15th St.
Golden, CO United States
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The Payne Institute presents: Dolf Gielen, Director of Technology and Innovation, International Renewable Energy Agency. Join us for a discussion on global renewable energy trends and prospects. The seminar will be held in Engineering Hall room 217 on June 26 at 10am.

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August 2018

Payne Institute Seminar:

August 22, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Engineering Hall, 816 15th St.
Golden, CO United States
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Join us in EH 217 from 12p-1p on August 22 for a seminar with Arvind Ravikumar. Arvind Ravikumar is a postdoctoral scholar in the Department of Energy Resources Engineering at Stanford University and a non-resident fellow at the Payne Institute at the Colorado School of Mines. Starting in September 2018, he will be an Assistant Professor in Energy Engineering at Harrisburg University. His work focuses on developing engineering-based solutions to inform energy and environmental policy. Most recently, his research has…

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September 2018

Payne Institute Fall Seminar Series: Deborah Gordon, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

September 13, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Engineering Hall, 816 15th St.
Golden, CO United States
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Payne Institute Fall Seminar Series: Todd Moss, Center for Global Development

September 17, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Engineering Hall, 816 15th St.
Golden, CO United States
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PAYNE INSTITUTE FALL SEMINAR SERIES, PAUL HOOPER, SANTE FE INSTITUTE, LEARNING AND TEACHING COMPLEXITY IN SCIENCE

September 24, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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October 2018

Distinguished Lecture with Amory Lovins

October 1, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Coolbaugh Hall, 1012 14th St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
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Join us on October 1, 2018 in Coolbaugh 209 to hear Amory Lovins. The event will be from 5p-6p with a reception to follow. Amory Bloch Lovins is an American physicist, environmental scientist, writer, and Chairman/Chief Scientist of the Rocky Mountain Institute. He has worked in the field of energy policy and related areas for four decades. He was named by Time magazine one of the World's 100 most influential people in 2009. Lovins worked professionally as an environmentalist in…

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Payne Institute Fall Seminar Series, Alex Gilbert, SparkLibrary

October 18, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Alex Gilbert

The Emerging Economic, Environmental, and Geopolitical Implications of Changing U.S. Energy Trade

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Does Half A Degree of Global Warming Matter? Results From the BRACE 1.5 Study

October 29, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Engineering Hall, 816 15th St.
Golden, CO United States
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Brian O’Neill is a Professor at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver. He also serves as Director of Research at the Korbel School’s Pardee Center for International Futures. Brian holds a Ph.D. in Earth Systems Science and an M.S. in Applied Science, both from New York University. His research interests are in human-environment interactions, in particular the relationship between future societal development, greenhouse gas emissions, and climate change impacts.

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November 2018

Oil on the Water – A Look at Security Concerns Relating to Hydrocarbons Activity in the Maritime Domain

November 2, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Engineering Hall, 816 15th St.
Golden, CO United States
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Dr. Ian Ralby is an Adjunct Professor at the U.S. Department of Defense’s Africa Center for Strategic Studies, a Maritime Crime Expert at the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime’s Global Maritime Crime Programme, an expert advisor to the United Nations and NATO on security matters, a Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council, and CEO of his own consultancy, I.R. Consilium.

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United States Diplomacy and the Challenges Ahead

November 6, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Berthoud Hall, 1516 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
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Ambassador Christopher Robert Hill is currently the chief advisor to the chancellor for global engagement and professor of the practice in diplomacy at the University of Denver. Prior to this position, he was the dean of the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University, a position he held from September 2010 to December 2017. In addition to overseeing the University’s Global Engagement, Ambassador Hill is author of Outpost: Life on the Frontlines of American Diplomacy: A Memoir, a…

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Copper’s Role in the Energy Transition

November 7, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Engineering Hall, 816 15th St.
Golden, CO United States
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Currently, Andrea Vaccari leads the International Copper Association’s Health, Environment and Sustainable Development (HESD) Program, creating and executing strategies to support copper’s contribution to sustainable development.

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Payne Institute Fall Seminar Series: Pueblo’s Renewable Energy Transition

November 13, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Marquez Hall, 1600 Arapahoe St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
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The Payne Institute will host a panel discussion on the Pueblo Renewable Energy Transition with representatives from the Colorado Energy Office, Pueblo County, and Xcel Energy.

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Payne Institute Fall Seminar Series: Energy Systems Integration

November 26, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Engineering Hall, 816 15th St.
Golden, CO United States
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Dr. Mark O'Malley is a senior research fellow at NREL and chief scientist of energy systems integration. He is also a professor of electrical engineering at University College Dublin (UCD) and founded the university's Electricity Research Centre, a multidisciplinary, multi-institutional, industry supported research activity.

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March 2019

Payne Institute Distinguished Speaker Kelly Sims Gallagher

March 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arthur Lakes Library, 1410 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
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| Library - Boettcher Room |  Kelly Sims Gallagher is Professor of Energy and Environmental Policy at The Fletcher School, Tufts University. 

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June 2019

Payne Institute Seminar, Cameron Hepburn, University of Oxford

June 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Engineering Hall, 816 15th St.
Golden, CO United States
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September 2019

Future of Lithium Markets

September 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Engineering Hall, 816 15th St.
Golden, CO United States
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Emily Sarah Hersh is based in Buenos Aires, Argentina where she serves as Managing Partner of DCDB Research. Emily is a well-known lithium industry expert and is the co-host of the popular Global Lithium Podcast (www.lithiumpodcast.com). Emily manages projects in South America for companies in the mining, energy, oil and gas industries. Her specialization in lithium includes project due diligence, country risk assessment and emerging battery technologies. She manages a private family office fund dedicated to raw materials in the…

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Book Launch – Power Trip: the Story of Energy

September 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Arthur Lakes Library, 1410 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
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Book Launch-Power Trip: the Story of Energy 12:00-1:00 | September 16, 2019 | Library | Boettcher Room Dr. Michael E. Webber is based in Paris, France where he serves as the Chief Science and Technology Officer at ENGIE, a global energy & infrastructure services company. Webber is also the Josey Centennial Professor in Energy Resources, Author, and Professor of Mechanical Engineering, at the University of Texas at Austin where he trains the next generation of energy leaders through research and…

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