Distinguished USC Professor will Attend China Environment Forum

June 3, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More

The International Energy Alliance is very pleased to announce that the second International Environment Forum that will take place in Guiyang, China on June 16 will be attended by distinguished University of Southern California civil and environmental engineering professor, Najmedin Meshkati. Professor Meshkati will speak to forum participants about the environment from a engineering point of view. 

Professor Meshkati is a professor of engineering in the USC Viterbi School of Engineering. He is a recipient of the Presidential Young Investigator Award from the National Science Foundation. He is also Principal Investigator of a research grant from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. He is a Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE) and a Fellow of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. His research interests include the following: safety, reliability, and efficiency of complex, large-scale technological systems, e.g., nuclear power and chemical processing plants, aviation systems; risk reduction of Civil Infrastructure Systems, e.g., highways, railroads, mass transit, ports and waterways, airports, fresh water and sewer, electric power generation, gas and liquid fuels, and telecommunication systems; and environmentally sustainable manufacturing and development.

The IEA is looking forward to hearing Professor Meshkati speak and we thank him for agreeing to travel all the way to Guiyang in southwest China in order to attend this important environment forum. 



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I am in my second year of a five year combination BS physics/math and MS systems engineering program offered jointly through Haverford College and UPenn. Helping my community is a lot of fun and means a great deal to me. Through the IEA and other efforts, I've come to learn how much power many can have when there is a clear positive vision, motivation and momentum. "There is no sadder sight than a young pessimist." — Mark Twain

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  1. Abduvekil says:

    I’m in Kenya for the moment and it makes of crusoe perfect sense here (lots of sun) but it depends on how long the installation lasts (approximately 20 years), then the question is how much it will cost to have it replaced. We’re combing it with wind turbines (as we are in a windy area and that might be the better choice for power supply in the long run Time will tell.

    • Andrew Hunter says:

      Thank you so much for your comment. The time delay in building power sources is definitely an issue, as well as the cost you have mentioned. We believe also your energy solutions will be partically determined by geographic issues. In some locations, a lot of energy is required, and yet there is no natural energy sources available, and moving power to the site is too costly and not efficient. In these cases, perhaps nuclear power can make sense.

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