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A recent survey of more than 400 engineers conducted by ASME found that 75 percent had little or no familiarity with hydrokinetic power. This webinar provides an understanding of hydrokinetic power – hear from two technical experts and take a deep dive into demo projects underway in New York Harbor and the Gulf Stream. Learn about the energy behind each technology, the environmental constraints, and the challenges associated with licensing.
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Out of the Vortex
Presentation 1: Tide Turbine Arrays: Commercialization and the Roosevelt Island TidalEnergy (RITE) Project
Presenter: Jonathan A. Colby Verdant Power
Presentation 2: Ocean Energy: A Path Forward to Sustainability
Presenter: Susan H. Skemp Southeast National Marine Renewable Energy Center
ModeratorDavid Walsh is the Editor of ASME.org. He has over 15 years of experience in technical and online publishing.
Susan Skemp earned her B.S. in Mechanical engineering in 1981 from Florida Atlantic University. Ms. Skemp has a broad background in industry, Federal policy and professional engineering associations. Sue Skemp joined Florida Atlantic University (FAU) March 2008 as the Executive Director for the Southeast National Marine Renewable Energy Center (SNMREC). She has developed a multi-disciplinary program at the University to investigate, test and evaluate the potential of harnessing power to generate base-load electricity from the ocean currents, such as the Gulf Stream, specifically ocean current hydrokinetic and ocean thermal energy conversion. Led by Ms. Skemp the SNMREC engineers, faculty and students are making a unique contribution to a broadly diversified portfolio of renewable energy for the nation's future.
Prior to joining FAU, Ms. Skemp had 31-year career at Pratt & Whitney, where she was instrumental in leading a number of research and technical programs and organizations, including programs totaling more than $110 million with the U.S. Department of Defense and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. In 2004 Sue left industry to hold a position in Washington, DC as a Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, in the Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President. She acted as a policy lead for industrial technology matters. Ms. Skemp served as the 121st President (2002-03) of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), and is currently the Vice Chair of the ASME Foundation Board of Directors. She is a Fellow of ASME as well as an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). Ms. Skemp serves as a member of Mechanical Engineering Advisory Boards to the United States Military Academy at West Point and the University of Maryland College Park. Read Less
Executive Director Southeast National Marine Renewable Energy Center Florida Atlantic University
Jonathan Colby is a Hydrodynamic Engineer with Verdant Power. He has been with the company since 2006, after completing a Master's Degree in Aerospace Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. As a member of the company’s Engineering and Resource Assessment Teams, his work includes turbine blade design, hydrodynamic modeling, data processing and analysis, fieldwork, and general turbine operation responsibilities for both US and international projects. He currently serves as a subject matter expert in the Tidal Performance Project Team of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) Technical Committee for Wave, Tidal, and Other Water Current Converters (IEC TC-114) and as the head of the US Shadow Committee on Tidal Performance. Colby is the author of a wide array of technical papers related to hydrodynamics and the marine energy field and is actively involved in outreach with organizations and universities in and around the New York City area.
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