GRS 2021

Every year, the Graduate Research Symposium brings together Ohio State chemical engineering researchers, alumni, and industry partners. This year, the 10th Annual Graduate Research Symposium will be held virtually on Friday, October 1, 2021.

Date: Friday, October 1st 2021

Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m

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2021 Keynote Speaker: Dr. Diane Hooie


Diane Traub Hooie  

Ohio State Ceramic Engineering, B.S. ’74,  Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Engineering Management, M.S.,  California Coast University Petroleum Engineering, Ph.D

Retired from the Department of Energy (DOE), National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), Diane Hooie has 40 years of experience in innovative technology development and clean energy technology. The bulk of her career was spent at DOE, where she developed and coordinated programs in clean energy areas including clean coal, turbines, fuel cells, hybrid energy and clean fuels both within the US and internationally. She was the coordinator of the US-Japan Fuel Cell Technology Transfer Agreement Annual Technology Exchange Meeting, which focused on fuel cells, methane hydrates, carbon sequestration, and zero emission power plants of the future. Her last position was as a Senior Advisor to the DOE’s Washington Office of Energy Delivery Technologies Division where her responsibilities included implementing the Cyber Security for Energy Delivery Systems Program for the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability as well as developing technical collaborations with non-traditional DOE customers, such as the Department of Homeland Security, Department of Defense, and developing international programs for the Nuclear Nonproliferation Security Agency.

She has over 100 publications and presentations, including two books. She has always been active in encouraging women to enter into STEM fields and was selected Woman of the Year and Person of Distinction for the Federal Government in 1998.