Energy Expert Robert Hirsch to Lecture on Peaking of World Oil Production

Nov. 28, 2007 — Robert Hirsch, senior energy program advisor with Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), will present the third and final lecture in the University of Virginia School of Engineering and Applied Science's energy lecture series, "The Future Is Now: Perspectives on Global Energy Issues."

Hirsch's presentation, titled “The Peaking of World Oil Production and Its Mitigation,” will be given Thursday, Nov. 29 at 11 a.m. in room 005 of the Chemical Engineering Building. It is free and open to the public.

The lecture series has featured leaders in their fields exploring the technological, political, social and cultural aspects of energy solutions throughout the nation and world.

Hirsch has served as a consultant and on advisory committees for government and industry. He holds 14 patents and has more than 50 publications in the energy field. He has served on numerous advisory committees, including the Department of Energy's Energy Research Advisory Board. He has been a member of several National Research Council committees, including Fuels To Drive Our Future and the 1979 and recent NRC hydrogen studies.