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Title: Energy Frontier Research Centers: A View from Senior EFRC Representatives (2011 EFRC Summit, panel session)

A distinguished panel of scientists from the EFRC community provide their perspective on the importance of EFRCs for addressing critical energy needs at the 2011 EFRC Summit. Persis Drell, Director amore »t SLAC, served as moderator. Panel members are Neal Armstrong (Director of the Center for Interface Science: Solar Electric Materials, led by the University of Arizona), Emily Carter (Co-Director of the Combustion EFRC, led by Princeton University. She is also Team Leader of the Heterogeneous Functional Materials Center, led by the University of South Caroline), Don DePaolo (Director of the Center for Nanoscale Control of Geologic CO2, led by LBNL), and Brent Gunnoe (Director of the Center for Catalytic Hydrocarbon Functionalization, led by the University of Virginia). The 2011 EFRC Summit and Forum brought together the EFRC community and science and policy leaders from universities, national laboratories, industry and government to discuss "Science for our Nation's Energy Future." In August 2009, the Office of Science established 46 Energy Frontier Research Centers. The EFRCs are collaborative research efforts intended to accelerate high-risk, high-reward fundamental research, the scientific basis for transformative energy technologies of the future. These Centers involve universities, national laboratories, nonprofit organizations, and for-profit firms, singly or in partnerships, selected by scientific peer review. They are funded at $2 to $5 million per year for a total planned DOE commitment of $777 million over the initial five-year award period, pending Congressional appropriations. These integrated, multi-investigator Centers are conducting fundamental research focusing on one or more of several “grand challenges” and use-inspired “basic research needs” recently identified in major strategic planning efforts by the scientific community. The purpose of the EFRCs is to integrate the talents and expertise of leading scientists in a setting designed to accelerate research that transforms the future of energy and the environment.« less
Title: Energy Frontier Research Centers: A View from Senior EFRC Representatives (2011 EFRC Summit, panel session)
Publication Date: 2011-05-25
OSTI Identifier: 1022052
Other Number(s): TRN: US1201513
Resource Type: Multimedia
Resource Relation: Conference: Science for our Nation's Energy Future: Energy Frontier Research Centers Summit and Forum, Washington D.C., May 25 - May 27, 2011; Related Information: See slides of this presentation at
Research Org: Office of Science Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs)
Sponsoring Org: USDOE Office of Science (SC) Office of Basic Energy Sciences (SC-22)
Country of Publication: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 1:02:52
System Entry Date: 2018-04-26