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Unlocking Energy Innovation with MIT Professor Richard Lester

November 20, 2013
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Hess Club
5430 Westheimer Road
Houston, 77056

Unlocking Energy Innovation


with Professor Richard Lester from MIT


How can America build a low cost, low carbon energy future? Business-as-usual and wishful thinking will not achieve the goal. Join the MIT Enterprise Forum and the MIT Alumni Club of South Texas to hear Professor Richard Lester describe a plan for re-making America’s energy innovation system targeted to address the top priorities of today’s energy landscape - climate change, energy security and rapidly growing energy demand.



November 20, 2013

5:00 p.m. - 6:25 p.m.  Networking / Hors d’oeuvres / Drinks

6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Speaker presentation

Hess Club

5430 Westheimer Road | Houston, TX 77056

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MITEF Members $40
Guest of MITEF Members $40
MIT Alumni $40
Guest of MIT Alumni $40
General Admission

Event Contact: Dale Wilkins ( Contact Phone: (713) 839-0808

Professor Richard Lester is the author or co-author of eight books, including Innovation—The Missing Dimension (with Michael Piore), Making Technology Work:  Applications in Energy and the Environment (with John Deutch), and The Productive Edge: A New Strategy for Economic Growth.  His latest book, Unlocking Energy Innovation:  How America can Build a Low-Cost, Low-Carbon Energy System, written with David Hart, was published by MIT Press last year.  He is Japan Steel Industry Professor and Head of the Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering at MIT, where he is also the founding director and faculty chair of the Industrial Performance Center.  His research focuses on innovation management and policy.  He is also active in research and teaching on nuclear technology management, innovation and control.   Professor Lester obtained his undergraduate degree in chemical engineering from Imperial College (London) and a doctorate in nuclear engineering from MIT, and he has been a member of the MIT faculty since 1979.  He serves as an advisor to corporations, governments, and non-profit groups, and speaks frequently to academic, business and general audiences throughout the world.







$40.00 MITEF Member

$40.00 Guest of MITEF Member

$50.00 General Admission

$40.00 MIT Alumni

$40.00 Guest of MIT Alumni