IESC 2019

International Energy & Sustainability Conference 2019

October 17th and 18th, 2019  AGENDA

Why should I attend?

IESC 2019 will provide a great opportunity to gain an up-to-date perspective on renewables, new technology and how they will affect industries, policy developments, programs and incentives.

  • Are we prepared to face the challenges ahead of finding and integrating sustainable alternative energy sources in a world with diminishing resources, while maintaining and ensuring our energy security?
  • What effect will upgrading the grid have on energy efficiency, distributed generation of alternative energy resources, sustainability, green building practices, and green data centers?

Who should attend?

  • Students/Researchers
  • Faculty and other academic representatives
  • Those interested in learning more about saving money on their energy bills
  • Individuals and/or corporations interested in energy related fields

Register             Speakers         Evaluation Form

For those looking for lodging, please visit the Hilton Long Island/Huntington.

Conference Co-Chairs

Marj Profile Ulf Blieske Profile
Marjaneh Issapour
Renewable Energy &         
Sustainability Center
Ulf Blieske
Cologne Institute for
Renewable Energy 

Opening Remarks

Steve Bellone Profile
Steve Bellone
County Executive
Suffolk County

Featured Speakers: Plenary 

Bob Catell Profile John Bruckner Profile Steven Englebright Profile  Thomas Falcone Profile Doreen Harris Profile Michael Voltz Profile

Bob Catell
Advanced Energy Research and  
Technology Center at
Stony Brook University 

John Bruckner
President of New York  
National Grid
Steven Englebright
NY State Assemblyman
Thomas Falcone
Chief Executive Officer
Long Island Power Authority  

Doreen Harris
Vice President, Large Scale Renewables
New York State Energy Research &  
Development Authority               

Michael Voltz
Director, Energy Efficiency
& Renewables

Featured Speakers: Session Keynotes

John Franceschina Profile Serpil Guran Profile Matthew Vestal Profile     
John Franceschina     
Senior Manager
Serpil Guran
Rutgers EcoComplex     
Matthew Vestal
Technical Advisor, Large
Scale Renewables

New York State Energy Research &
Development Authority


Featured Speakers

Babek Beheshti Profile  Barbara Christe Profile Rosa Schmidt Profile David Smith Profile  Fotis Sotiropoulos Profile
Babek Beheshti
Dean, School of Engineering
Computer Science
New York Institute of Technology   
Barbara Christe
Dean, School of
Farmingdale State College
Rosa Schmidt
Northeast, Mid Atlantic,
and Southeast Regions     
Center for Energy Workforce 
David Smith
Director, Center for Environmental
University of West Indies
Fotis Sotiropoulos
Dean, College of Engineering
and Applied Sciences
Stony Brook University


October 17, 2019: 3:30pm to 8:30pm
October 18, 2019: 8:00am to 5:00pm

Student Poster Competition and Women in Energy C3E

Join the Renewable Energy & Sustainability Center at Farmingdale State College for its Eighth Annual International Energy and Sustainability Conference, student poster competition. This is where undergraduate, graduate and high schools are invited to participate in the poster competition on October 17th, 2019. Dinner will be served at 6:30 pm and the winners will be announced during dinner.

The C3E Women in Energy will serve as a kick off to the conference. C3E is an initiative of the Clean Energy Ministerial. It is a collaboration between the U.S. Department of Energy, MIT Energy Initiative, and the Stanford Precourt Institute for Energy. *Registration is required to attend.

In the spirit of C3E's mission of clean energy Education and Empowerment, this evening's event will feature a 4-minute speed-mentor session with leading clean energy professionals. Women industry leaders will have the opportunity to meet with students interested in learning more about careers in the clean energy sector. Each student will have the opportunity to meet with up to 4 mentors.

Location: Campus Center Ballroom A & B
Display: Tri-Fold (36in. x 48in.)
Set-up Time: 3:30pm
Judging Time: 4:30pm

Topics of Interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

Energy Resource & Technology

  • Energy Supply & Demand Management
  • Energy Audits
  • Feed-In Tariffs
  • Local & Global Incentives


  • Sustainable Graphic Design
  • Sustainability in Aviation
  • LEED/Green Buildings
  • Passive House
  • Recycling
  • Waste/Water Management
  • Sustainable Garden
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Sustainable Process and Development

Renewable Energy

  • Solar PV
  • Solar Thermal
  • Wind
  • Geothermal
  • Tidal Power

Energy Storage

  • Energy Education and Policy
  • Battery
  • Fuel Cells
  • Mechanical
  • Electrical

Smart Grid

  • Smart Metering
  • CyberSecurity
  • Building Management Systems

Alternate Fuel Vehicle

  • Electric
  • Hybrids/PHEV
  • Hydrogen
  • Bio-Fuel
  • Natural Gas


Call for Papers 

Prospective authors are invited to submit original technical papers for presentation at the conference. Accepted and registered papers will be published in the IEEE Xplore® peer review publication.

Important Dates:

Abstract Submission Aug. 12, 2019  
Notification of Abstract Acceptance Aug. 23, 2019  
Final Paper Submission Sept. 16, 2019  
Notification of Final Paper Acceptance Sept. 30, 2019  
Camera-ready Paper of Copyright Submission and Registration for Authors Oct. 11, 2019  
Conference Oct. 17-18, 2019  

Topics of interest include but not limited to the following:

Renewable Energy Technologies for Electricity Production

  • Photovoltaics
  • Wind Power
  • Use of Bioenergy
  • Geothermal
  • Solar Thermal Power
  • Social and Economical Aspects of
    Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy for Thermal Production

  • Solar Thermal Systems
  • Heat Pump Systems
  • Combined Heat and Power Systems
  • Use of Waste Heat
  • Sewage Heat Recovery

Smart Grids

  • Smart Metering
  • Smart Grid Controls
  • CyberSecurity
  • Building Management Systems
  • Electricity Storage in Batteries, Pumped Hydro,
    Potential Energy Storage, Supercaps, Coils, etc.
  • Thermal Energy Storage (sensible heat storage,
    latent heat storage, thermochemical heat storage,
    cold storage)
  • Chemical Energy Storage
  • Electric
  • Hybrids/PHEV
  • Hydrogen
  • Bio-Fuel
  • Natural Gas

Become a Partner for IESC 2019

Farmingdale State College's, International Energy and Sustainability Conference 2019 will bring together local and international leaders in energy sustainability. Your company or organization's partnership will be prominently displayed showing your commitment and support. It will also allow you to secure the greatest amount of visibility as an advocate of energy and sustainability as well as smart grid technology.

Partners will be able to display their products/services in the exhibition hall for the entirety of the conference. There will be dedicated time frames throughout the conference where attendees will be able to visit the exhibition hall. In addition, coffee and lunch will be served in an open exhibition area which will provide more exposure.

Please note, your logo must be received by August 1, 2019 to ensure it appears on conference materials.

Partnership Level Amount Includes
Kilo $1,000 1 table, and 4 all-access passes
Mega $5,000 2 tables, and 6 all-access passes
Giga $10,000 3 tables, and 10 all-access passes

Become a Partner

Sponsor: MEGA
Sponsor: KILO


renewable energy & sustainability center

Lupton Hall, Room 246F
Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm


Marjaneh Issapour
Director, Renewable Energy & Sustainability Center


Anna Godas
Instructional Support Associate


Zachary Licht
Instructional Support Technician