Initiative for Sustainable Energy


Sustainable Energy Workshop, October 25 - 27th, 2023


Logo of Sustainable Energy Workshop

The Workshop will focus on the Research/Innovation part of the ISE, and it has three thrust areas: (a) Renewable Electricity Generation; (b) Renewable Electricity Storage and Usage; and (c) Carbon Dioxide Capture/Removal and Conversion/Sequestration. 

To identify scientific frontiers and challenges in renewable and sustainable energy research that could achieve zero-carbon energy futures.

Research Tracks

Offshore wind (Oct. 25) 
Non-fossil carbon transformation (Oct. 25) 
Emerging solar photovoltaics (Oct. 26) 
Batteries with sustainable materials (Oct. 26)
Electrochemical redox catalysis for energy conversion and usage (Oct. 27) 
CO2 removal from the atmosphere (Oct. 27)

Day 1: Wednesday, October 25, 2023

9:00 am - 9:45 am

Plenary Talk (Livestream)

Dr. Peter Green, Deputy Director, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Sessions (Invited Talks, Discussions, and Reporting)

Topic 1. Offshore Wind

Topic 2. Non-Fossil Carbon Transformation

Day 2: Thursday, October 26, 2023

9:00 am - 9:45 am

Plenary Talk 

Dr. Shirley Meng, Professor of Molecular Engineering, University of Chicago; Chief Scientist, ACCESS, Argonne National Laboratory

10:00 am - 4:15 pm

Sessions (Invited Talks, Discussions, and Reporting)

Topic 3. Emerging Solar Photovoltaics

Topic 4. Batteries Using Sustainable Materials


Poster Session and Reception

Day 3: Friday, October 27, 2023

9:00 am - 9:45 am

Plenary Talk (Livestream)

Dr. Jennifer Wilcox, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management, Department of Energy; Presidential Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering and Energy Policy, University of Pennsylvania

10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Sessions (Invited Talks, Discussions, and Reporting)

Topic 5. Electrochemical Redox Catalysis for Energy Conversion and Usage

Topic 6. Carbon Dioxide Removal from the Atmosphere

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Workshop Wrap-up and Reporting

Locations on Brown campus will be shared in the final agenda


This is an invitation-only workshop. Please contact  for details.

Coming by Car

Brown is located near Interstate 95 and 195.

Driving Directions

Traveling by Air

Greater Providence's T.F. Green Airport is 10 miles south of Brown, and Boston Logan International Airport is about an hour's drive from campus.

T.F. Green International Airport

Boston Logan International Airport

Arriving by Train

The Providence train station is served by Amtrak, and the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority (MBTA) which provides service between Boston and Providence. The station is a short walk or taxi ride to campus. Multiple ride-hailing services also operate in the city.


Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority

Hotel Accommodations

There is a block of rooms reserved at Aloft Providence Downtown near the Workshop venues at a special Brown University rate. Please make the hotel reservation before September 27th using this link

Brown Campus Map

This interactive campus map highlights campus buildings, exterior spaces, departments, rooms and more.

South Street Landing Garage (Days 1 & 3)

The best place for parking is the parking garage across the street from the venue, which has pay parking. Please visit this link for more information.

Garage Address: 330 Eddy Street, Providence, RI 02903

Get Directions  

Power Street Parking Garage (Day 2)

Visitor pay parking on main campus is available in Lot 68, Power Street Parking

Garage, located at 111 Power Street. The top level entrance is at the intersection between Thayer and Power Streets. 

Garage Address: 111 Power St, Providence, RI 02912

Get Directions

Walking from Power Street Parking Garage to Barus & Holley / ERC Hazeltine Commons

Approx. 5 min (0.2 mi) via Brook St


Walking from Barus & Holley / ERC Hazeltine Commons to Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship

Approx. 5 min (0.2 mi) via Thayer St


Walking from Barus & Holley / ERC Hazeltine Commons to Flatbread Company

Approx. 9 min (0.3 mi) via Brook St  


South Street Landing (Days 1 & 3)

South Street Landing

350 Eddy Street

Providence, RI 02903

South Street Landing









Barus and Holley / ERC (Day 2)

Barus and Holley/ Engineering Research Center

345 Brook Street 

Providence, RI 02906

Barus and Holley / ERC








Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship (Day 2)

Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship

1 Euclid Avenue

Providence, RI 02906

Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship







ERC Hazeltine Commons – Poster Session (Day 2)

ERC Hazeltine Commons

345 Brook St. 

Providence, RI 02906

ERC Hazeltine Commons