Energy Research Center

CREST 2016 Information


If you are a researcher, engineer, consultant or policy-maker in the field of Renewable Energy and Advanced Energy Storage Technology, you are invited to participate in this 3rd regional conference at California State University, Northridge, to exchange innovative ideas and visions of the future of a “Greener” California.

This one day conference, sponsored by NSF and IEEE, and hosted by the CSUN College of Engineering and Computer Science, has been designed to bring together universities, industries, R & D laboratories & Government agencies to propel Renewable Energy and Advanced Energy Storage Technology into the future. It will feature invited speakers, poster presentations, and a tour of the Campus renewable energy facilities, thus providing a unique opportunity for communication and collaboration between academia and industry.

University Student Union (USU), Grand Salon
California State University, Northridge
Saturday, November 12, 2016

Registration Deadline:
Tuesday, November 4, 2016
Conference Flyer and Registration Information

Call for Posters

Conference Topics: Solar Energy, Wind Energy, Geothermal Energy, Energy Storage, Frequency Regulation, Risk Management. Posters related to other areas of renewable energy will also be considered for presentation.
Please email a one paragraph abstract (500 word limit) to:
Dr. Vibhav Durgesh
Deadline for Submission of Abstract for Poster Session:
Friday, November 4, 2016

Poster Preparation

Posters can be prepared on ordinary A4, A5, or 8 1/2" x 11" size paper. Larger sheets may also be used. All lettering and diagrams should be large enough to be read from a minimum of 2 meters (6 feet). Authors are urged to use colors, symbols and schemes to improve clarity.

Suggested lettering size is 3 cm (1-1/4") for the poster title and 2 cm (3/4") for names and addresses of authors and section headings, such as ABSTRACT, INTRODUCTION METHODS, RESULTS, DISCUSSION AND SUMMARY.

Invited Speakers


Pre-Register Here:  CREST 2016 Registration Form
Registration Deadline: November 4, 2016
Registration Fees/Information
Regular Registration: $100 ($125 after November 4th)
Students: $30 ($40 after November 4th)
     *Registration fee includes lunch and refreshments
Payment should be made via check or money order payable to CSUN (cash and card payments not accepted)
In order to receive and process payments in a timely manner, all fees must be postmarked by the November 4th deadline.  Fees not sent in by November 4th should be held and presented at the time of check in on the day of event.

Travel Information


CREST 2016 attendees may opt to utilize the G3 parking structure, which is located closest to the University Student Union, Grand Salon.  A map with directions to the G3 parking structure can be found here: CREST 2016 Parking Map

General Parking Information:
Guest parking permits will allow you to park in any guest, staff, faculty, or student space on campus.  The permit is not valid in metered parking (which make parking permits void, and require payment), disabled parking spaces (which require an ADA placard in addition to the parking permit), Special Use spaces, Reserved spaces, State Vehicle spaces, grass areas, or red curbed areas.
Parking permits are required at all times in all areas of campus. Parking permits must be properly displayed to avoid parking citations. To be valid, the parking permit must be affixed to the vehicle front inside windshield, lower corner, passenger side, while parked at CSUN.  The entire permit must be visible including serial number and security features.

Campus Map



California Renewable Energy and Storage Techonology Conference - November 12, 2016
General Conference Chair

Dr. Abhijit Mukherjee
Department of Mechanical Engineering,
California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street,
Northridge, California 91330, U.S.A.
Tel: (818) 677-6448


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