Invitation for Guest Speaker (CES): Dr. Kozinski

Event Date: 
Friday, November 19, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:30am EST
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Department of Civil Engineering Civil Engineering Symposium (CES)

Invitation for Guest Speaker (CES): Dr. Kozinski, Friday, November 19

BIOFUTURE: Symbiosis between Energy and the Environment 

Nov 19 , 2021, 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada),
Meeting ID: 918 3695 9419
Passcode: CES

Symbiosis, by definition, describes a close association between a variety of species that is often, but not always, of mutual benefit. This presentation will outline a new type of symbiosis; a cooperative, mutually beneficial relationship between energy and the human environment. The focus will be on the application of sustainable bioenergy in everyday life as well as in exotic endeavors. Particular attention will be paid to breakthrough initiatives.

Short Bio
Dr. Janusz Koziński has enjoyed a distinguished academic career in leading institutions in the USA, Europe, and Canada. He is an internationally-renowned higher education leader, researcher and entrepreneur, and one of the world’s most widely acknowledged experts in sustainable energy systems. Educated in Kraków, Poland, he subsequently conducted research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and spent much of his academic career at McGill University where he was Associate Vice-Principal for Research & International Relations. He completed the prestigious Oxford Advanced Management & Leadership Programme at Oxford University, and the Executive Education Program on Crisis Leadership in Higher Education at Harvard University. He was Founding Dean of the Lassonde School of Engineering in Toronto and Founding President of a new University in Hereford, which is one of the most ambitious ventures in British higher education. He is currently leading a new trans-disciplinary initiative applying key driving forces in the 21st century science and engineering to create a novel type of research-based academic programs. Janusz sees the necessity and beauty in bringing people together to not only solve problems of today and tomorrow, but to inspire each other to improve the social fabric of our societies.