Energy topic of next President’s lecture


Whether it is reducing pollution from engines, growing algae, rethinking building design, or redesigning cookstoves for the developing world, Bryan Willson has worked to push boundaries and implement energy solutions on a global scale.

Willson will present on these and other future energy solutions during the next installment of the Colorado State University’s President’s Community Lecture Series at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 11 at the Powerhouse Energy Campus, 430 N. College Ave.  His talk is entitled “Adventures in Global Energy Innovation.”

Live streaming video of lecture

Willson’s lecture has reached capacity. To be added to the waiting list, please call the Office of CSU Events at (970) 491-4601. To watch the live stream, press “play” beginning at 6:15 p.m.

A powerhouse of energy research

Willson, a professor of mechanical engineering and co-director of the CSU Energy Institute, founded the University’s renowned Engines and Energy Conversion Laboratory and has helped build CSU into a powerhouse of energy research. He has worked for more than 25 years to develop large-scale solutions for global energy needs.

Willson is on assignment at the U.S. Department of Energy where he is serving as program director of the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E).

CSU launched the lecture series earlier this year as a gift from the university to Fort Collins to celebrate the city’s 150th birthday.

Previous speakers in the series have been Lori Peek, professor of sociology and director of the Center for Disaster and Risk Analysis; and University Distinguished Professors Diana Wall, world-renowned soil ecologist and director of the School for Global Environmental Sustainability, and Dr. Stephen Withrow, veterinarian and founder of the Flint Animal Cancer Center.