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Sustainability in the Chemical Industry: Grand Challenges and Research Needs
Chemical Engineering at UT Austin in 1984, and served as Chairman of this Department from 1993 to 1997. He has served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Membrane Science since 1991, and he served as the Secretary of the North American Membrane Society from 1991–2004. Koros joined the School of Chemical Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology in 2001. He has published over 250 articles and holds ten U.S. Patents in the areas of sorption and transport of small molecules in membranes and barrier materials. Koros was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2000, and he was named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2003.
Klaus S. Lackner joined the Earth Institute at Columbia University in 2001 as the Ewing-Worzel Professor of Geophysics in the Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering. He received his Ph.D. in 1978 in theoretical physics from the University of Heidelberg, Germany. After postdoctoral positions at the California Institute of Technology and the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, he joined the Theoretical Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory in 1983. While mostly working in research, he also held positions in the Laboratory’s senior management, among them as Acting Associate Laboratory Director for Strategic and Supporting Research representing one third of the Laboratory. Lackner is a founder of the Zero Emission Coal Alliance, an industry-led effort to develop coal power with zero emissions to the atmosphere. At present, he is developing innovative approaches to energy issues of the future focusing on environmentally acceptable technologies for the use of fossil fuels.
Glenn E. Nedwin is President of Novozymes, Inc., Davis, CA, a wholly owned R&D subsidiary of Novozymes A/S, where he is responsible for all scientific, financial, and administrative functions. He is a cofounder of Novozymes, Inc. (inception 1992) and has been with the Novo family over 13 years. Nedwin received his B.S. degree from S.U.N.Y./Buffalo and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from U.C. Riverside. He did a post-doctoral fellowship in Molecular Biology at Genentech, Inc. He also holds a M.S. Degree in the Management of Technology from M.I.T. He is a co-editor of Industrial Biotechnology, a new journal with launch in 2005. Dr. Nedwin is also a member of several scientific and business associations and is on the Board of Trustees of the University of California Davis Foundation, an Advisory Board member to several U.C. Davis Departments, the Explorit! Science Center and on the Board of Directors of Air MD, Inc., an indoor air quality start-up company. Glenn is also lead guitarist with the Amplified DNA band, as well as Novozymes’ CopenDavis band. He resides in Davis, CA with his wife and identical triplet daughters.