If your tires could talk
The availability and use of energy is something that is taken for granted in developed countries. Consumers give minimal thought about where that energy comes from, and where we will get our energy from as resources deplete. This talk will illustrate the massive impact each of us can have to combat global climate change, strike down rising energy costs, and limit volatility in the future of energy…simply by inflating our tires.
Jason Quinn is an assistant professor in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at Utah State University. His education and research have always been centered on energy, with current work focused on biofuels and previous work in nuclear fusion. Currently, his research efforts are dedicated to the development of engineering system models validated through experimentation and leveraged for life cycle assessment, economic feasibility, and resource demand of emerging technologies. Jason completed a master’s degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in nuclear engineering and engineering physics, and a PhD at Colorado State University. Living in Utah, he takes advantage of the snow in the winter and the rivers in the summer.