The Future of Energy

The Future of Engery was a part of Hold that Thought's Season One in April 2012.


Robert Blankenship, in The Future of Energy
Blankenship is the Lucille P. Markey Distinguished Professor of Arts & Sciences and professor of Biology at Washington University. His research involves photosynthetic organisms and the solar energy storage processes they manage. As director of the Photosynthetic Antenna Research Center, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, Blankenship directs research aimed at the global need for abundant, clean energy.


Ursula Goodenough, in The Future of Energy
Goodenough is a professor of Biology at Washington University in St. Louis who research focuses on the flagellated green soil alga Chlamydomas reinhardtii. In particular, her lab is studying lipid-body biogenesis in this organism in an effort to discover a biodiesel alternative for transportation fuel.


Himadri Pakrasi, in The Future of Energy
Pakrasi is the William and Irene Koechig Freiberg Professor in Arts & Sciences, professor of biology and director of I-CARES (International Center for Advanced Renewable Energy and Sustainability). He studies systems biology, photosynthesis and metal homeostasis.


Joseph Cullen, in The Future of Energy
Cullen is assistant professor of economics in the Olin School of Business at Washington University. His research focuses on the economics of energy and implications for the environment. In particular, he studies electricity markets and environmental benefits of alternative energy sources.