He has over 240 journal publications and 16 U.S. patents. He is active in serving the catalysis and energy communities, including responsibilities as the Chair of the Gordon Research Conference on Catalysis in 2002, the Chair of the Philadelphia Catalysis Club in 2004, the Catalysis Secretariat of the American Chemical Society in 2007, and the Board of Directors of the North American Catalysis Society.
Roderick Eggert, Ph.D.
Roderick Eggert received his B.A. in earth sciences from Dartmouth College (1978); his M.S. in geochemistry and mineralogy from The Pennsylvania State University (1980); and his Ph.D. in mineral economics from The Pennsylvania State University (1983). Dr. Eggert is currently the Director of the Division of Economics and Business at the Colorado School of Mines. He is also a professor within the Division of Economics and Business. Dr. Eggert is a member of the Advisory Committee of the Mineral Economics Research Program at Catholic University of Chile. He serves as an editor for Resources Policy, an international journal of mineral economics and policy published by Elsevier Science (Oxford, UK). Dr. Eggert is also President of the Mineral Economics and Management Society. Dr. Eggert’s full CV can be found at http://econbus.mines.edu/Rod-Eggert-Professor.
Christine K. Lambert, Ph.D.
Christine Lambert is currently the Technical Leader at Ford Research and Advanced Engineering. Dr. Lambert received her B.S. in chemical engineering from Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas and her Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. Dr. Lambert’s current responsibilities at Ford Research and Advanced Engineering consist of diesel aftertreatment catalyst development, including diesel oxidation catalysts, lean NOx catalysts, and diesel soot filters, as well as gasoline particulate filtration. Prior to this assignment, Dr. Lambert led a 5-year DOE-funded project to develop selective catalytic reduction (SCR) of NOx with aqueous urea to demonstrate 2007 federal emission standards with a 6,000-lbs light-duty diesel truck. In particular, she worked with suppliers to develop highly active and durable SCR catalyst formulations. Her team’s work led to the development of the 2011MY Ford Super Duty Diesel catalyst system. Dr. Lambert was recognized in 2009 as a “Young Leader” by the Automotive Hall of Fame in Dearborn, Michigan, and was also recognized in 2005 by Tulane University with a Harold A. Levey Award, which is presented annually to recognize an alumna/us of the Tulane School of Engineering for professional achievement during the 5- to 10-year period after graduation. Dr. Lambert holds eight U.S. patents and is co-author of 65 technical publications and presentations in the areas of supported metal catalysts and emission control systems for diesel vehicles.
Joseph Shinar, Ph.D.
Joseph Shinar is currently a Senior Physicist of the Ames Laboratory, USDOE, Professor and Chair of the Department of Physics and Astronomy, and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Iowa State University (ISU), Ames, Iowa. He has co-authored over 250 publications, co-edited 3 volumes, co-invented 5 patents, and delivered over 150 invited talks at national and international conferences, research centers, and universities. In 2004 he was awarded the ISU Foundation Outstanding Achievement in Research Award and elected Fellow of the American Physical Society.
James C. Stevens, Ph.D.
Dr. James C. Stevens is a Corporate Fellow in the Core Research and Development Department of The Dow Chemical Company, where he has worked for 32 years. Jim’s primary field of research is in the area of new catalysts, particularly in the area of polyethylene, polypropylene, ethylene/styrene copolymers, and the high-throughput discovery of organometallic single-site catalysts. He has been involved with the discovery and commercial implementation of Dow’s INSITE™ technology and constrained-geometry catalysts, which are used in the production of over 2 billion pounds of polyolefins and elastomers per year. Dr. Stevens is now working to develop solar energy products and is involved in the development of Dow’s POWERHOUSE Solar Shingle, which is the first building-integrated photovoltaic product that can be installed by regular roofing contractors. Dr. Stevens is an inventor on 92 issued U.S. patents, over 1,100 global patents, 18 publications, and 2 books. Jim has won a Dow “Inventor of the Year” award five times, and was presented the Dow Central Research “Excellence in Science” Award. In 1994, Jim was a co-recipient of the U.S. “National Inventor of the Year” Award, presented in the U.S. Congress. In 2002, The Dow Chemical Company was awarded the National Medal of Technology by President George Bush, based in part on the work of Dr. Stevens in the area of olefin polymerization catalysis. Jim is the 2004 recipient of the ACS Delaware Section “Carothers Award,” honoring scientific innovators who have made outstanding advances and contributions to industrial chemistry. Jim was awarded the American Chemical Society “ACS Award in Industrial Chemistry” in 2006. Dr. Stevens also received the Herbert H. Dow Medal, the highest honor Dow awards to the company’s scientists and researchers. Jim was awarded the 100th presentation of the Perkin Medal in 2007, widely considered to be the highest honor in American industrial chemistry. Jim was the 2007 recipient of the University of Chicago Bloch Medal and the 2011 North American Catalysis Society “Houdry Award,” the highest honor of this society. Texas A&M University has recently honored Dr. Stevens with an Honorary Doctor of Letters Degree for “innovative research which has expanded the boundaries of catalysis, polymer