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IRenergy: Illini Renewable Energy Group


Mission: “The IRenergy group enables students to meet sustainable energy challenges”

Objectives/ Actions:

1. Engage Illinois Community:
  - Collaborations with professors
- Attending seminars and hosting speakers
- Campus wide events to educate students
- Share guidelines and best practices
- Industry interactions
2. Student Development
  - Leadership
- Career development in energy sector
- Learn about ongoing research on campus
- Industry/ local power plant tours
- Discussions and proposals


BP Ultimate Field Trip Competition: flyer (pdf) campus announcement (pdf) Hurry contest begins soon!

Febuary 12, 2013

Officer elections & plans for the semester: Braven Leung elected president for Spring 2013


January 28, 2013: Biodiesel Initiative at University of Illinois, by Amanda Lietz, President of the Biodiesel Initiative - presentation

Notes from Nov. 12: Wind Turbines and Energy Transportation, by Rob Martin, grad student at Illinois State University - presentation

October 22: Solar Decathlon House at the University of Illinois by Dr. Xinlei Wang

Notes from Sept. 24: Algae Research at the University of Illinois and Officer Elections

Notes from Sept. 5: Fall Kick Off Meeting


Student Contacts:

President, Sean Liu,

Vice President, Brian Keller,

Treasurer, Konstantin Tchalukov,

Secretary, Michael Loui,

Recruitment Chair, Nicole Wonderlin,

Programs Chair, Tan Nilgianskul,

Fundraising Chair, Nick Brady,



Come to hear Dr. Ruzic give a presentation on Nuclear Energy

March 7 at 5:00 p.m.
Sims Room, ACES Library
1101 S Goodwin Ave.

Student Contacts: Michael Grimwade -
Moein Azimi –, Suharsh Sivakumar -



Past meetings

A call out meeting for students interested in bioenergy was held March 3 meeting notes.

2nd meeting: March 19 meeting notes | internship info

3rd meeting: April 14 meeting notes

4th meeting: April 28 meeting notes


UIUC Illini Algae Project

students interested in bioenergy

The meetings are open to all University of Illinois students.