Can the electric car solve our climate and our security problems?

Date: 
Wednesday, February 3, 2010 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Where: Room 323 Barrows Hall at the Energy and Resource Group

Please join us for our weekly lunch seminar:

Brief summary: In order to justify major investments from society, the electric car technologies and business models must meet three criteria: CO2 mitigation, energy security, and economic viability. This talk examines the fundamental questions about the viability of electric vehicles that yet need to be answered by researchers.

Biography: Peter Attia is the Senior Director of Business Development & Corporate Strategy and leads all partnering and sales efforts for Sapphire. Prior to joining Sapphire, Peter was a consultant with McKinsey & Co. where he focused on the healthcare and financial sectors serving 9 of the largest 50 companies in the U.S. Peter’s main focus, applied across all industries, was risk management, as he was a member of McKinsey’s Corporate Risk Practice. Prior to joining McKinsey, Peter did his residency in General Surgery at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, followed by a fellowship in Surgical Oncology at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda. The author of numerous medical and research papers, Peter holds both an M.D. from Stanford University and a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering and Mathematics from Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada.