James R. Maughan, general manager of Controls and Power Electronics for GE Energy, will deliver a talk in the University of Notre Dames Distinguished Engineering Lecture Series at12:50 p.m.Friday (Sept. 30) in the DeBartolo Hall auditorium. TitledEnergy Technologies That Will Drive the Coming Environmental Revolution,the lecture is free and open to the public.
In his presentation, Maughan will address societal demands for high energy efficiency, with low environmental impact and diversity, as well as the promise and perils of the technologies created to meet these demands for clean energy.
As the general manager for Controls and Power Electronics, Maughan directs the upkeep of GEs turbines, generators and compressors. He also has held leadership positions as the global manager of research in GE Energy business, as well as in the areas of gas turbine, steam turbine and energy services new product development.
Maughan received a bachelors degree fromBrighamYoungUniversity, and masters and doctoral degrees fromPurdueUniversity, in mechanical engineering. He joined GE in 1989 as part of theCorporateResearchCenterand moved to GE Energy in 1997.
The Distinguished Engineering Lecture Series exposes students to engineers who have achieved at the highest levels in their specific fields. Speakers from various disciplines are featured throughout each academic year to give students an overview of the diverse opportunities available in engineering and to provide them with a better understanding of the role of engineering in society and the impact they, as engineers, can have.