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Guest Lectures on Sustainability Topics


To introduce our students to sustainability issues, the faculty members listed below are willing to give guest lectures on the topics listed below.

Topic Professor Email address

Algae for sustainable production of biofuels, clean water, and food

Brendan Higgins

bth0023@auburn.edu

Bio-derived and green lubricants 

Rob Jackson

jacksr7@auburn.edu

Carbon capture, utilization and storage

Lauren Beckingham

leb0071@auburn.edu

Critical materials 

Jeff Fergus 

ferguje@auburn.edu

Electronic waste and recycling

Eldon Triggs

trigged@auburn.edu

Energy overview: Conventional resources and emerging options

Sushil Bhavnani

bhavnsh@auburn.edu

Environmental remediation, green chemistry, pollution control

Jeff Horne

wjh0025@auburn.edu

Historical, present day and next-generation solar energy conversion strategies

James Radich

jgr0015@auburn.edu

Improved efficiency and prolonged life via tribology

Rob Jackson

jacksr7@auburn.edu

Introduction to Life Cycle Analysis

Jeff Fergus

ferguje@auburn.edu

Methanol economy - a carbon free strategy to produce chemicals and energy from CO2

Carlos Carrero

cac0134@auburn.edu

Natural/bio-derived nanomaterials

Virginia Davis

davisva@auburn.edu

Polymers from renewable resources

Maria L. Auad

auad@auburn.edu

Role of Engineering in Addressing the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Jeffrey Fergus

ferguje@auburn.edu

Sustainability issues with the production of 1st, 2nd and 3rd generation biofuels

Sushil Adhikari

sza0016@auburn.edu

Sustainable and livable transportation systems

Jeff LaMondia

jlamondia@auburn.edu

Sustainable catalysis

Carlos Carrero

cac0134@auburn.edu

Water and agriculture in the western U.S.

Frances O'Donnell

fco0002@auburn.edu

Water, peak water and virtual water

Mark Barnett

barnem4@auburn.edu

If you would like to include any of these lectures in one of your classes, you can contact the professor to arrange for a time.  So that we can keep track of interest in these topics, please copy Jeff Fergus (ferguje@auburn.edu) on your request.  Also contact Jeff Fergus if you are willing to provide a guest lecture and add to the list of topics.