8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 23, 2024

Levis Faculty Center Room 210, 919 W. Illinois St., Urbana, IL

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

The objective of this workshop, hosted by iSEE and the Grainger College of Engineering, is to bring together scientists from across campus to discuss research opportunities related to sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and to support the coalescence of research teams to pursue external funding.


Tentative agenda

8:15 a.m. — Coffee and pastries
8:30 a.m. — Welcome and Introductions by Madhu Khanna, Alvin H. Baum Family Fund Chair and Director, iSEE
8:45 a.m. — Keynote by Anna Oldani, Chief Scientific and Technical Advisor, Federal Aviation Administration
9:25 a.m. — Overview of the SAF Funding Landscape by Jeremy Guest, iSEE Associate Director for Research
9:30 a.m. — Break
9:40 a.m. — Lightning Presentations by Invited Faculty to Highlight Campus Expertise
10:40 a.m. — Guided Discussion, led by Jeremy Guest, iSEE Associate Director for Research
Noon — Lunch and Continued Discussion
12:55 p.m. — Conclusion and Next Steps, led by Laurel Passatino, Grainger College of Engineering Assistant Dean for Research
1 p.m. — Adjourn