Siemens Energy Day at Purdue to highlight research, career opportunities

January 28, 2014  

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue University's Energy Center in Discovery Park is welcoming officials from Siemens AG on Monday (Feb. 3) for a day of discussions, lectures, a research poster session and student recruitment opportunities.

Siemens Energy Day at Purdue: New Frontiers in Energy Research and Business will run from 7:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the South Ballroom of the Purdue Memorial Union. Topics will highlight research needs and technical challenges for fossil energy and efficient buildings.

"We welcome to campus experts from Siemens to foster research and technical interactions," said Pankaj Sharma, managing director for the Purdue Energy Center. "Lectures and panel discussions will focus on the future of energy business and the research needs and technical challenges in fossil energy. The event targets both undergraduate and graduate students for recruitment by Siemens through this networking opportunity and poster session."

For technical questions, contact Sharma at, or Jill Wable, also of the Energy Center, for general program details at, 765-494-1610. For the complete program, go online to

Speakers from Siemens will include Paul Garbett, director of Gas Turbine Engineering; Dave Hopping of Building Technologies; and Fred Rovet, brand manager of Siemens Industry. Matthew Montgomery, principal expert engineering, and Felicia Boyd, a university recruiting specialist, will highlight career opportunities in the energy sector during a pizza luncheon.

Speakers from Purdue are mechanical engineering professors Pavlos Vlachos, Jay Gore and Jim Braun, and Jeffrey Siirola, a professor of engineering practice and a retired Eastman Chemical Co. executive.

The poster session, which is from 1-2:30 p.m., will focus on the categories of energy production and consumption as well as efforts that address improvement in the reliability, efficiency and flexibility of future energy systems. Only posters presented by students are eligible for prizes, which are being provided courtesy of Siemens.

Event sponsors include Siemens and the Energy Center in Discovery Park as well as the Purdue Department of Mechanical Engineering, Maurice J. Zucrow Laboratories, Herrick Laboratories and the Purdue Energy Forum. 

Writer: Phillip Fiorini, 765-496-3133,

Sources: Pankaj Sharma, 765-496-7452,

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