BAE Weekly Seminar: Wednesday, Apr. 15

Please join us for the weekly BAE seminar 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 
3:10 4 pm, 2045 BAINER HALL

Topic: The UC Davis D-Lab: A project-based hands-on approach to learning design 

Kurt Lawrence Kornbluth, PhD 
Adjunct Professor, Department of Engineering and Biological Sciences (BAE) 
Director, D-Lab & Program for International Energy Technologies (PIET) 
Associate Director, Blum Center for Developing Economies 
University of California, Davis 

Dr. Kurt Kornbluth is the founder and director of the UC Davis Program for International Energy Technology (PIET) and the UC Davis D-Lab ([url 
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Dr. Kornbluths current research areas include hybrid fossil fuel/renewable electrical grids, and sustainable, low-carbon energy technologies for the developed and developing world. In addition to cars, motorcycles, and general cool technology, he has a passion for energy, international development, and music. 

Kurt worked with Amy Smith at the MIT D-Lab during its inception and in 2008 created the D-Lab at UC Davis. In 2012 The UC Davis D-Lab was one of 6 international Universities named for a USAID Higher Education Solutions Network grant to build and develop a worldwide network of design for development innovation centers. Dr. Kornbluth currently teaches 3 hands-on project-based courses at UC Davis: D-Lab I & II (Energy and Development), and A Path to Zero-Net Energy. 

Coffee and cookies will be served.