Engineering Sustainability 2025
University of California Irvine (UCI) and Tel Aviv University (TAU) are proud to initiate the 3rd annual UCI/TAU workshop that will be dedicated to Engineering Sustainability. The workshop mission is to present and discuss the issues involved in high education of engineers and scientists in the field of sustainable energy & environmental engineering and how the interfacing technologies will transform innovation through Internet of Things in 2025.
By 2025, the world’s population is projected to exceed 8 billion. More than one in two persons will live in urban areas, doubling the number of megacities with population over 20 million. The challenges in energy and environment will be greater than ever. The question is how sustainability technologies will evolve in the next 10 years to merge engineering innovation and scientific advances into practical solutions. This conference will discuss the challenges in the current sustainability field and how the Internet of Things will transform the available technologies.
This third international meeting will host scientists, industrialists and entrepreneurs to exchange expert insights on open issues related to the theme of the meeting, while exposing participants to state-of-the-art research in the field. The meeting will strengthen existing and enable new international partnerships on bi-national and multi-national research collaborations in energy, water and environment technologies. The conference will specifically focus on: Smart Grid and Energy Generation, Energy Efficiency and Consumption, and Water Technologies. There will be also an Industry Leadership Panel to lead the discussion on disruptive technologies.
Last but not least is the question “why UCI and TAU?”. The answer is simple: both universities excel in science and technology education, cover all fields and promote strong interdepartmental interaction. UCI enjoys the southern California economical climate and neighborhood and a long tradition focusing on information technology. TAU is a much younger institute; nevertheless, it has educated a large number of scientists and engineers making Israel the “start up nation” and supporting and excellent engineering and scientific education system. Both institutes believe that the mission of the faculty and staff members is to lecture, teach and educate the best possible scientists and engineers giving them also common sense and social responsively.