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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Alfred University Visiting Professor
Puts Focus on Renewable Energy

Professor Xuesong Li, visiting professor in Alfred University’s (AU) Kazuo Inamori School of Engineering and celebrated Chinese renewable energy expert (right) , shares material from his study/presentation titled “Farmers’ Willingness in Transforming Traditional Houses to Solar Houses in Rural China – Surveying 456 Households Surrounding Chongqing” with Jacob Mallery, a junior electrical engineering major from Olean. Reflecting the recent move by the Alfred University Kazuo Inamori School of Engineering to add a renewable energy major to its curriculum, a number of AU students eager to learn more about a field gaining increasing relevance, both at the University and beyond, attended Li’s presentation. Among these were members of AU’s China 2013 Project Student Group.

The Alfred University student group is part of “Team Alfred,” which also includes students from Alfred State College and Guilin University of Technology, China. The team is officially entered into the Solar Decathlon China 2013. A total of 37 universities from 13 countries have formed 24 teams that were accepted for the 2013 competition, co-hosted by the China National Energy Administration and the United States Department of Energy.

Li has recently submitted an abstract on his work for a possible presentation at the ASME conference in July 2013. ASME, founded as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, is a professional association that, promotes the art, science, and practice of multidisciplinary engineering and allied sciences. An associate professor at Chongqing Electronic College in Sichuan Province, China, Li will be at Alfred University through August, 2013.

Photo provided by Alfred University

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