Jane and Jerome Schultz Lectureship in Engineering



Martin Keller, a bearded white man with glasses wearing a black blazer and blue button down shirt

Presented by: Martin Keller

Martin Keller has served as director of NREL and president of the Alliance for Sustainable Energy — the company that operates NREL for the U.S. Department of Energy—since 2015. 

NREL: Building a Clean Energy Future for the World

The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory conducts advanced scientific research that is transforming energy, a necessary transition given the triple planetary crisis and the megatrends shaping the world today and in the future.

Research at NREL falls under four areas—renewable energy, sustainable transportation and fuels, buildings and industry, and energy systems integration—all conducted in pursuit of three critical objectives:

  • Integrated Energy Pathways Modernizing our grid to support renewable energy integration, incorporating storage and advanced controls, and expanding transportation electrification while maintaining grid reliability and security.
  • Electrons to Molecules Exploring the use of affordable, renewable electricity to convert low-energy molecules—such as water and carbon dioxide—to generate cleaner, higher-value, and higher-energy chemicals, fuels, and materials.
  • Circular Economy for Energy Materials Reduce waste and preserves resources by designing materials and products with reuse, recycling, and upcycling in mind from the start.

NREL will accelerate the global transition to net zero, resilient, and inclusive energy systems through strong partnerships with industry, academia, government, and communities of all sizes.

Event Information: 

Friday, April 26, 2024 

Check-in for in-person registrants: 10:30 - 11:00 a.m. 
Lecture and Q&A: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Reception: 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.    
Location: The University of California, Riverside
Alumni and Visitors Center
3701 Canyon Crest Drive
Riverside, CA 92521


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About the Jane and Jerome Schultz Lectureship in Engineering

Jane and Jerome Schultz shared a lifelong passion for scientific research and its applications in health and medicine. At UCR, Jane as Director of Research Development and Jerry as the Founding Chair of the Department of Bioengineering, advanced UCR’s research agenda. The Schultz family established this Lectureship in Engineering in Jane’s memory and as a lasting legacy of their commitment to the education of future researchers and engineers.

In accordance with the mission of the Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering (BCOE), the Jane and Jerome Schultz Lectureship in Engineering supports campus appearances by nationally and internationally known distinguished speakers. These annual lectures are open to students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members free of charge. They focus on research and timely issues in the fields engineering and bioengineering to enhance the knowledge, understanding and experience of faculty and students by sparking discussions and intellectual exchange of ideas.