Symbiotic Systems for The Future of Energy, Water, and Food

Alexander Slocum, Pappalardo Professor of Mechanical Engineering, MIT

Friday, October 30, 2015, 3:30pm

Spanos Auditorium, Cummings Hall

Part of the Visionaries in Technology Thayer Distinguished Speaker Series.

A two meter sea level rise in the next 50 years and the resulting economic catastrophe will present unprecedented challenges for civilization. On the other hand, the threat of ocean’s rising could catalyze a new renascence in terms of our economic structure and strategic defense strategies. Symbiotic relationships between energy systems and food production could make overall costs low and thus hasten development of low carbon footprint technologies.

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About the Speaker

Alexander Slocum is the Pappalardo Professor of Mechanical Engineering at MIT, a MacVicar Faculty Teaching Fellow, and a Fellow of the ASME.

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