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Crest 2018 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, 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.

Lake View Terrace, East Conference Center
California State University, Northridge
Saturday, November 10, 2018

Registration Deadline:
Friday, November 2, 2018

Conference Flyer and Registration Information (.pdf)

Call for Posters

Conference Topics: Solar Energy, Wind Energy, Geothermal Energy, Energy Storage, Energy Recovery, Energy Efficiency and Sustainability, 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. Shadi Mahjoob
Deadline for Submission of Abstract for Poster Session:
Friday, Nov 2, 2018

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

Speaker BiographiesPDF icon

Natalie Lee, Deputy Director of the Renewable Energy Division, California Energy Commission



Dr. Timothy Fisher, Chair, MAE Department, UCLA



Dr. Amir Faghri, Distinguished Professor of Engineering and
Distinguished Dean Emeritus of Engineering
University of Connecticut



Dr. Yun Wang, Professor, UCI



Dr. John Bachman, Assistant Professor, CSULA



Joesph Marfi, Director of Sustainable Design & Construction, Turner Construction Company



Sanjay Poojary, President and CEO SAYA


Kiran Srivastava, Lead Associate, Energy Practice Booz Allen Hamilton


Dale Thompson, Manager of Emerging Technologies and Customer Programs, LADWP


Pre-Register Here:  CREST 2018 Registration Form

Registration Deadline: November 2, 2018
Registration Fees/Information
Regular Registration: $100 
CSUN Faculty: $50
Students: $25
     *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 2 deadline.  Fees not sent in by November 2 should be held and presented at the time of check in on the day of event.

Directions and Campus Map


CREST 2018 attendees may opt to utilize the G3 parking structure, which is located closest to the University Student Union, East Conference Center.  A map with directions to the G3 parking structure can be found here: CREST 2018 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.



California Renewable Energy and Storage Technology Conference - November 10, 2018
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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