September 2018 ACESS Joint Societies Meeting

(posted on Wednesday, August 22, 2018)

Monday, September 10 - Section Meeting and ACESS Joint Societies Meeting       

Dr. Lorry Wagner, President, Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation

Hilton Inn Akron/Fairlawn, 3180 West Market Street, Akron, 44333

  • 5:30 PM    Social Hour                                                                                          
  • 6:30 PM    Dinner
    7:30 PM    Presentation: 
    "Building an Offshore Wind Industry in Lake Erie"

This Joint Societies Meeting of the Akron Council of Engineering and         Scientific Societies (ACESS) is hosted by Akron ASME.  Find the event flyer at  This is a great opportunity to meet other science and engineering professionals working in the Akron area. 

Dinner Reservations:Early-bird: $25 through July 31.  General: $30 through the August 31 deadline.
To pay by cash or check: 1) email or call 330.864.7555 (leave a message; we will call you back);
2) Make checks payable to “Brent Sisler” and mail it or cash payment to Brent Sisler (Akron ASME Treasurer & Program Chair)
2077 Stabler Road, Akron, OH 44313

Chemistry and Chemical Engineering studentsget a $15 rebate!  Pay as above and also inform Walter Salamant so that he the rebate for you on the night of the meeting.  This is the way that the Akron Section ACS will be able to subsidize the participation of students for this special meeting.

Abstract:  Building an Offshore Wind Industry in Lake Erie.  

The Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation (LEEDCo) and Fred Olsen Renewables are turning the decades-old vision of a vibrant offshore wind industry in the Great Lakes into a reality.  Icebreaker Wind is a small 6-turbine demonstration wind farm 8-10 miles off Cleveland's shore that will produce enough power for 7,000 homes.  The project is now on course to be permitted and constructed in 2020.  Dr. Wagner will discuss what it takes to put the steel for North America's first freshwater offshore wind project into Lake Erie and to build a new offshore wind industry in Northeast Ohio.

Bio: Dr. Lorry Wagner, an experienced energy engineer, has served as president of Cleveland-based Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation since May 2010.  Previous energy project experience includes nuclear, hydroelectric, and solar, as well as wind.  Lorry received his degrees from Purdue University where he developed several new heat transfer technologies for fusion reactors.  Off the clock, he was team engineer for KR Offshore Powerboat Racing and coached swimming at various universities and clubs.  Dr. Wagner has developed innovative solutions to industrial sensing challenges as well as building land-based wind projects across the U.S.  He previously served as CEO of several startups as well as Director of Research for Global Asset Management.  Dr. Wagner, a lifelong boater and member of Cleveland Underwater Explorers (CLUE) brings extensive knowledge of the maritime environment, central to the deployment of offshore wind turbines.

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