career including 10 years in research where he was awarded nine patents and worked on innovative processes for various hydrocarbon processes and processes for permselective membranes for separations applications. His research interests are in polymer and petrochemical processes and plasma reactions in microelectronics processing. His technical and business experience, and economic analysis experience for large projects, bring a perspective on infrastructure costs and requirements to this study. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and received the AIChE National Award in Chemical Engineering Practice. Other awards include the Outstanding Teacher Award in Chemical Engineering, Georgia Tech (1997), Career Achievement Award of City College of New York (1993), Black Engineer of the Year (1992), Invited Marshall Lecturer, University of Wisconsin (1991), and Professional Achievement Award of the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE) (1975). He has an Sc.D. from MIT (1962) and a B.S. (magna cum laude, 1958) from City College of the City University of New York, in chemical engineering.
Tony Wu is senior research engineer and project manager, Fuel Cell, Hydrogen, Electric Transportation, and Energy Storage, Southern Company. Previous positions include staff technology engineer, Energizer Power Systems, and technology engineer, Gates Energy Products. He has more than 15 years of combined experience in fundamental research, technology development and product testing and validation, and project management. His primary technical expertise is in chemical, material, and electrochemical behavior of various electrochemical systems including ultracapacitor, battery, and fuel cell technologies. At Southern Company, he is directly responsible for multiple research program areas, including distributed energy resources, hydrogen, electric transportation, and energy storage programs. His research activities focus on technical evaluation of various technologies, determining the applicability of these technologies in both stationary and transportation applications, and making recommendation to management for proper strategic actions. He has a B.S. in chemical engineering from Tamkang University (Taiwan) and an M.S. in chemical engineering from Auburn University.