Wharton DC Green Business Forum:
George Crabtree, Director, Joint Center for Energy Storage Research,
Argonne National Laboratory
All interested in business & environment welcome

Please join us for our GREEN BUSINESS FORUM where we discuss topics at the intersection of business and our environment.

Click here to reserve your place(s)!! Reserve now - limited capacity for this discussion of vital energy issues.


  • Transportation and the electricity grid are the two largest energy sectors, accounting for two-thirds of all energy used. Each of these sectors is poised for transformation, from gasoline-powered to electric cars in transportation and from instantaneous use of electricity as it is generated to storing excess electricity for later use. 
  • Widespread use of electric cars will reduce dependence on oil, cut emission of greenhouse gases while lowering energy use and operating cost of cars.  Extensive deployment of storage on the grid will enable greater penetration of renewable wind and solar generation, defer expensive infrastructure additions, enable more effective demand-response, and increase flexibility, reliability and resilience.
  • Next generation electricity storage with dramatically higher performance and lower cost is the critical advance needed to enable both these transformations.  The outlook for electricity storage via advanced lithium ion and next generation beyond lithium ion batteries will be presented. 
  • The Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR), a new paradigm for energy storage research and development, will be introduced.

Click here to reserve your place(s)!!


  • Dr. George Crabtree
  • George Crabtree is Director, Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR), Senior Scientist and Distinguished Fellow in the Materials Science Division at Argonne National Laboratory, and Distinguished Professor of Physics, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering at University of Illinois at Chicago. He has won numerous awards for his research, including the Kammerlingh Onnes Prize for his work on the physics of vortices in high temperature superconductors.  This prestigious prize is awarded once every three years; Dr. Crabtree is its second recipient. 
  • He has won the University of Chicago Award for Distinguished Performance at Argonne twice, and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Award for Outstanding Scientific Accomplishment in Solid State Physics four times, a notable accomplishment.  He has an R&D 100 Award for his pioneering development of Magnetic Flux Imaging Systems.  He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, a charter member of ISI’s Highly Cited Researchers in Physics, and also a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences.

When and Where:

The DC Wharton Club's Green Business Forum, will hold its upcoming program on Monday, July 6, 2015.

Early reservations are advised, both for lower prices (for Members of the Wharton Club and other participating groups) and because capacity at each location is limited. 

  • LUNCHEON will be held from 11:45 am - 1:30 pm, (Please arrive no later than 12:00 Noon to get your lunch), including time for networking
  • Schedule:
      • 11:45am-12:15 pm, Networking,  lunch  
      • 1215 - 12:45pm: Presentation
      • 12:45-1:15 pm: Q&A
      • 1:15-1:30 pm:  Further networking
    • Where: Bernstein Global Wealth Management, 800 Connecticut Ave., N.W. 11th Floor, Washington, D.C. 20006 (near Farragut North & West)
    • Luncheon:
      • Wharton Club, and Strategic Partner Members (e.g., SACC-WDC, WNG, BEN (Booth Energy Network), PCW) and up to 3 guests: $23 per Person through Noon, four days prior (Sunday, June 21) (includes lunch, program, networking)
      • Non-Members, at all times; members after Early Bird expires, and all walk-ins: $36/person.
Reserve now - limited capacity for this discussion of vital energy issues.

The DC Wharton Club's Green Business Forum meets periodically, usually for either breakfast or lunch (and occasionally, as this demonstrates, in the evening, where the topic or speaker require that timing. )