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Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science Alumni Celebration
Wednesday, October 7, 2009 - 4:00pm to Wednesday, October 7, 2009 - 6:00pm

Wednesday, October 7, 2009
4 p.m. - Lecture

"Hot and Crowded - Engineering and Urban Design Solutions for a Rapidly Urbanizing World"
Given by Dr. David Sailor, Professor of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at PSU

5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. - Reception
hosted bar (beer and wine) and hors d'oeuvres

Northwest Center for Engineering, Science and Technology
Intel/Gordon and Betty Moore Atrium
1930 SW Fourth Avenue
Portland, OR 97201

"Hot and Crowded - Engineering and Urban Design Solutions for a Rapidly Urbanizing World"

Cities are increasingly faced with social, environmental, and health problems that result from the combined stresses of rapid urbanization, increasing energy use intensity, and the confluence of global and urban warming. In this presentation Dr. Sailor will discuss the urban climate system with an emphasis on engineering and urban design strategies for mitigating the urban heat island.

Dr. Sailor (Ph.D., U.C. Berkeley, 1993) joined the PSU faculty in 2003. He has taught courses in heat transfer, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and building energy modeling. Dr. Sailor has also brought in over $2 million of funded research from local, state, and federal funding sources. In 2005, he received the Maseeh College's Outstanding Faculty Research Excellence Award. He has numerous peer-reviewed publications, serves as a reviewer for many federal agencies and journals, and presents his research at local, national, and international venues. His research accomplishments have resulted in appointments to a number of prestigious positions at the national level. He was a contributing author to the 4th IPCC Climate Change Impact Assessment Report (the 2008 Nobel Prize-winning work). He is currently the Chair of the American Meteorological Society's Board on the Urban Environment, and is an active member of the International Association for Urban Climate.

Please RSVP to Danielle Cox by Thursday, October 1, 2009
Email: danielle@cecs.pdx.edu
Phone: 503-725-5246