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The University at Albany's Experts on Energy
Nanotechnology, fuel cells, hydrogen as an alternate fuel, rising oil prices, solar power and stock market behavior covered by UAlbany's experts on energy-related issues.

Contact: UAlbany's Office of Media Relations (518) 437-4980

ALBANY, N.Y. (October 11, 2005)

  • WITH OIL AND FUEL COSTS ON THE RISE, does nanotechnology hold the key? Recent nanotechnology developments in automotive technology, such as fuel cells, Hydrogen as alternate fuel, supercapacitors, thermoelectrics and batteries may completely change our energy consumption practices in the very near future. Nanotechnology may be the difference in bringing low-cost fuel cells to market and making solar energy an affordable alternative. Professor of nanoengineering Pradeep Haldar can explain not only the science behind nanotechnology, but how the business model adapted by the University at Albany will help bring groundbreaking products to the mass market.

  • ENERGY COSTS AND ECONOMIC IMPACT: The devastation to New Orleans and the gulf coast from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita is estimated in the billions. Americans all over the country are affected by the drastic rise in fuel prices. Distinguished Professor of Economics Kajal Lahiri, inventor of the U.S. Dept. of Education's Transportation Services Index, can tell you why prices rise at the pump, the impact of rising energy costs and the outlook for long term economic stability in the U.S.

  • IS SOLAR ENERGY THE ANSWER? Richard Perez, associate editor of Solar Energy Journal since 1995, offers expert analysis of a widely used but vastly misunderstood energy alternative. Perez built and lives in a passive solar photovoltaic home. He has published more than 120 articles and reports on solar radiation, renewable energy applications, and day lighting.

  • WILL PRICE OF PETROL slow economic recovery? Professor of finance Hany A. Shawky can offer expert analysis on Petrol and energy related issues, institutional portfolio management and stock market behavior.

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