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The Basics of Sustainable Energy Systems

  November 18, 2019  
CfPA-The Center for Professional Advancement, Online Live
January 29, 2020 at 1:00–2:30 p.m. (ET)

Who Should Attend?
This course is intended for professionals from the Power Generation, Fuel Processing, Renewable Energy Systems, and Process Intensification industries. It will benefit those who operate as Engineers (all levels and types), Engineering Management and those who are part of Business Team Management. This course will also be beneficial to those who function in Process Development and Evaluation, Energy Audit Analysis, Decision and Risk Analysis and Process Design job functions.

Course Description
Sustainable use of natural resources, including the environment are becoming critical as the global population grows to nearly eight billion people. Options for sustainable energy utilization are discussed with regard to the current state of the technology, the opportunities for future development and the potential environmental and economic impact. This course will focus on specific renewable energies and sustainable energy solutions, such as, solar energy, utilization of wind power, geothermal and oceanic thermal processes, hydroelectric tidal and wave technologies, biofuels, advanced catalysis and a systems approach to sustainable energy solutions.

Can't Make this LIVE Webinar?
Simply select the On Demand option when registering and we will send you the link to view the recorded version.

On Demand available approximately 3 business days after the live offering.
Organized by: CfPA-The Center for Professional Advancement
Invited Speakers:
   Gennaro (Jerry) Maffia; Consultant in chemical and bio-based processes

After twenty years as a process engineer and manager in the petrochemical industry, mostly with Atlantic Richfield, Inc., Gennaro (Jerry) Maffia joined Widener University in the fall of 1992 as Chairman of the Department of Chemical Engineering. In 2010, Prof. Maffia retired from Widener as Emeritus Professor joined his alma mater, Manhattan College, as Professor of Chemical Engineering. He served as Interim Department Chair at Manhattan from 2014 to 2016. In the fall of 2016, Prof. Maffia received grants for Process Intensification and Sustainability from the Department of Energy.

Prof. Maffia has broad research interests in environmental, energy, and biotechnology areas. One specific research topic is the development of technologies based on the water retention properties of unraveled bovine hide collagen (USP 6,660,829, USP 8,329,091). At Dartmouth College in the 1980s, Prof. Maffia founded the Collagen Research Group which has involved more than 300 students, industrial and government researchers, and faculty colleagues over the years at Widener University, Drexel University, and Manhattan College. Having spent essentially half of his career in industry, he has the knowledge on how engineers work in industry as well as academia. Additionally, he believes strongly in project-based learning with an emphasis on case studies. This represents a dramatic shift in pedagogy over the past few decades, as the assessment of students is now inclusive of team and project work as they will experience upon graduation. ABET (the accrediting board) is cognizant of this paradigm shift as evidenced by the required Program Outcomes, initially called a-k and now 1-7. These outcomes now consist of many items, global perspective, societal impact, teamwork, presentation skills, life-long learning and the like.

Prof. Maffia is an active consultant in chemical and bio-based processes and is an associate of several consulting firms. He has offered short courses and training seminars on process engineering and related topics at sites around the world. A frequent volunteer for a variety of community and outreach activities, Prof. Maffia has also initiated and managed service projects in Moldova, Haiti, Panama, Mexico and the Philippines. He has developed and offered Study Abroad Courses in Mexico (3 courses), Singapore (2), Ireland (1), Colombia (1), Netherlands (1), UAE (2) and Saudi Arabia (7)
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E-mail: Jmorbit@cfpa.com
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