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Troy, N.Y. – Richard Kauffman, chairman of Energy and Finance for New York in the Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, will give the keynote address this week at the 2015 Annual Conference of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Center for Future Energy Systems (CFES). The event will take place Thursday, Feb. 26, at the Hilton Garden Inn in Troy, N.Y. from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Develop a comprehensive modeling and analysis tool that can be used to optimize the performance of Blasch patented VectorWallTM product in high temperature applications.

Thermoelectric Nanomaterials

Develop a cost-effective high-throughput production technology for nanostructured thermoelectric materials for use in high-efficiency solid state cooling and power generation.

Thin Film

Characterize and further develop nanocomposite thin film energy storage devices that leverages supercapacitor technology.

Windmill

Characterization of wind turbine dynamic interactions with the power grid and development of advanced control for wind turbines and wind farms connected to weak power grids.

John B. Rhodes, president and chief executive officer of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), will give the keynote address this week at the 2013-14 Annual Conference of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Center for Future Energy Systems (CFES).