2023 WISER Distinguished Lectureship Series: Paula Gant and Derek Wissmiller
Armour College of Engineering Departments of:
-- Chemical and Biological Engineering
-- Civil and Architectural Engineering
-- Electrical and Computer Engineering
-- Mechanical, Materials, and Aerospace Engineering
Chicago Council on Science and Technology (C2ST)
Wednesday, April 5 | 3:30–4:30 p.m.
Rettaliata Engineering Center, Room 104
Illinois Institute of Technology
10 West 32nd Street
Chicago, Illinois 60616
THE LECTURE IS A HYBRID-IN PERSON PROGRAM AND WILL ALSO BE LIVE-STREAMED VIA THE ILLINOIS TECH YOUTUBE CHANNEL AT THE LINK BELOW
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Energy Transitions: Systems Thinking, Innovation, and Collaboration
Paula A. Gant (Ph.D.), Derek Wissmiller (Ph.D.), GTI Energy
Paula Gant and Derek Wissmiller will discuss GTI Energy’s efforts in driving the development, deployment, and adoption of low-carbon, low-cost energy systems at scale. Gant and Wissmiller will discuss the value of systems thinking, innovation, and collaboration in solving consequential problems across energy value chains. Their presentation will highlight the impact that can be realized when diverse groups of stakeholders convene and collaborate to de-risk the advancement of new technologies and experiment with new operating paradigms. From the laboratory bench to the real world, GTI Energy makes space for organizations to learn together to accelerate progress on economy-wide decarbonization.
Paula A. Gant
Paula Gant is president and CEO of GTI Energy, a leading research and training organization focused on developing and scaling low-carbon, low-cost energy transition solutions. She has a passion for building collaborative teams, aligning innovation with impact, and convening diverse stakeholders to pursue solutions to consequential energy system challenges. With two decades of experience in leadership roles at the United States Department of Energy, American Gas Association, and Duke Energy Corporation, Gant is an established and respected thought leader in energy systems, markets, and security spaces. She is a graduate of McNeese State University in Louisiana and Auburn University in Alabama.
As director of energy systems modeling at GTI Energy, Derek Wissmiller drives efforts to evaluate the environmental and economic impacts of technology solutions in transitioning energy systems. Derek also leads GTI Energy’s Independent Research and Development (IRD) program, launching innovative and impactful early-stage technology concepts. Wissmiller’s passion to advance low-cost, low-carbon technologies is underpinned by a diverse breadth of experience in cultivating partnerships, managing IRD programs, leading teams, and promoting technical excellence. Wissmiler is a graduate of Iowa State University (Ph.D.), University of Wisconsin-Madison (M.S.), and Illinois State University (B.S.).
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