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Hawaii Book & Music Festival 2021 | Presentation: Innovation – Energy Transformation

Wednesday October 27, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm


On Wednesday, October 27 from 5:30 – 6:30pm, Dr. Vinod Veedu will host a panel conversation titled, “Decarbonizing the World’s Energy System”. Dr. Veedu is joined by Hani Elshahawi, Dr. Tip Meckel, and Elena Subia Melchert.

Mr. Elshahawi is the founder and managing director of NoviDigiTech LLC. Prior to that, he worked at Shell, serving as digitalization lead for Deepwater technologies, GameChanger program lead, and leader of Shell’s Fluid Evaluation and Sampling Technologies center of excellence. Dr. Meckel is a senior research scientist at the Bureau of Economic Geology at The University of Texas at Austin, doing extensive work at the Gulf Coast Carbon Center. Elena Melchert is the former Director for Upstream Oil and Gas Research for the U.S. Department of Energy and a petroleum engineer with 40 years of experience in the sector.

Dr. Veedu is the Director of Strategic Initiatives at Oceanit and he is responsible for identifying the strategic direction for the company. He was included in the 2007 the Guinness Book of World records for the creation of the smallest nanobrush. Dr. Veedu was selected as one of the seven Innovation Ambassadors by AAAS and Lemelson Foundation. Dr. Veedu earned his MS from Florida Atlantic University in 2003 and, in 2006, his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from UH Manoa.

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The 16th annual Hawaii Book & Music Festival returns virtually, October 1 – November 4, with its core program of Hawai‘i Authors, and community thought leaders and experts in Hawai‘i Sustainability & Resilience, Health & Wellness, Innovation Future, Hawaiian Culture, amplified by national and international Authors addressing some of the greatest issues for Hawai’i’s future.


Wednesday October 27, 2021
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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