Robert Dell

Director, Center for Innovation and Applied Technology

Selected Recent Presentations and Open Lectures



  • National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Ciudad Universitaria, Mexico City, Mexico, Guest Lecturer, 2017
  • The Atlantic Magazine,The Atlantic Roundtable Working Summit on Energy, underwritten by NRG Energy and hosted by The Atlantic Magazine; "a gathering of energy thought leaders from all sectors - academia, industry, media, etc- to discuss the future of energy" Participant, March, 2016
  • Keilir institute of Technology,   open lectures, Reykjanesbær, Iceland 2013 -17
  • University of Iceland,  Reykjavik Iceland, open lectures, 2015 -17  
  • Keilir institute of Technology,  "Waste Geothermal Hot Water for Enhanced Outdoor Agricultural Production in Iceland", "Beyond the Box, a Systematic Approach to Solving Great Problems with Simple and Elegant Solutions", open lectures, Reykjanesbær, Iceland, 2013
  • University of Iceland, "Innovation in Iceland, Using Waste Geothermal Hot Water for Outdoor Tomatoes", Reykjavik Iceland, open lecture, 2013                                                                        
  • ASME 2013 Power Conference,"Waste Geothermal Hot Water for Enhanced Outdoor Agricultural Production", Boston, Massachusetts, 2013
  • ASME 2012 International Conference, "Thermoelectric-Based Power Generator for Powering Microcontroller Based Security Camera," Houston, Texas, 2012
  • Keilir Institute of Technology, "Seminar on Power Generation for Steam Pipes," Reykjanesbær, Iceland, open lecture, 2012
  • University of Reykjavik, School of Project Management, "Beyond the Box," Reykjavik, Iceland, open lecture,2012
  • Keilir Institute of Technology, "Heated Gardens: Iceland and New York City," Reykjanesbær, icelandopen lecture 2012
  • Geothermal Resources Council, GRC Annual Meeting 2011, "Geothermal Heat in Agriculture - Preliminary Results of an Energy Intensive System in Iceland",  also: "Thermoelectric - Baesd Point of Use Power Generator for Steam Pipes" San Diego Ca, 2011



  • European Union Education Foundation (CHEER), 5th World Leading School Conference, Leading Schools Leading Global Change, "Two Global Issues," Featured Presenter and Pannelist  New York City, NY, 2011
  • Columbia University, Columbia Business School, "Micro-Green Soultions to Sustainable Living" NYC, 2010
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Metropolitan Chapter, "From Steam  to Green - Harvesting Waste Energy" NYC, 2010
  •  University of Iceland, Faculty of Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science , "Micro-Green Solutions to Sustainable Living," Reykjavik, Iceland, 2009
  • Columbia University, C.U.R.E.S., "Geothermal Energy,"  Columbia Business School, NYC, NY , 2009
  • Scientific American Presents Makers in Action, New York Hall of Science, NYC, 2010

Numerous other presntation venues include MIT, Harvard, the Iceland's Fulbright Association, and other intitutions