#3 Data Driving Sustainability with Diego Ponce De Leon Barido



Diego Ponce De Leon Barido is a recent PhD in Energy and Resources at Berkeley. His graduate research focused on using national and global data to make predictions about electricity grid demand and its health. He also worked in the development of technology for flexible demand and behavioral energy efficiency in resource constrained environments. We’ll be talking about his research and its implications, what he’s up to now, and ask him why you’d call him if somebody said, “Somebody Call a Doctor!”

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#2 Energy by Whom? with Nikky Avila



Nkiruka (Nikky) Avila is a recent PhD in Energy and Resources at Berkeley. Her graduate research focused on solar grid integration and climate policy in California, and on electrification in Sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia to answer the question, “Energy by Whom?”. We’ll be talking about her research and its implications, the process of getting a PhD, and ask her why you’d call her if somebody said, “Somebody Call a Doctor!”

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#1 Hummingbirds and Haptics with Rivers Ingersoll



Rivers Ingersoll, PhD, is a recent PhD in Mechanical Engineering at Stanford. His thesis focused on measuring and understanding the aerodynamic forces of hovering hummingbirds and bats. The project aimed to make animal research less invasive, increase our understandings of extreme muscle functions, and improve the design of bird inspired flying robots. We’ll be talking about his thesis and its implications, the process of getting a PhD, and ask him why you’d call him if somebody said, “Somebody Call a Doctor!”

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