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Appendix B Biographical Sketches of Committee Members John R. Howell (NAE) is the Ernest Cockrell, Jr., Memorial carbon capture, supported through a decade-long research Chair Emeritus at the Cockrell School of Engineering in the and development relationship with a small business that Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of focuses on applying ceramic coatings to metal foils. The Texas at Austin. Before joining the University of Texas in primary research focus area has been green engineering and 1978 he was a heat transfer researcher at the NASA Lewis sustainability, with an emphasis on issues of sustainable (now Glenn) Research Center and taught at the University energy. He has over 70 refereed publications and over 30 of Houston. In 1994 and 1995, he served as director of the additional publications, has authored or edited nine books, Thermal Transport and Thermal Processing Program with has participated in three patent applications, and has given the National Science Foundation (NSF). He has received a over 100 technical presentations. number of awards for his work in radiative transfer, includ- He serves as editor for the American Institute of ing the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Chemical Engineer’s quarterly Environmental Progress and Heat Transfer Memorial Award, the American Institute Sustainable Energy, is past chair of AIChE’s Sustainable of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Thermophysics Engineering Forum, and is counselor and a former chair for Award, and the Max Jakob Award. In June 2013, he received the ACS Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Division. He the Poynting Award for his contributions to radiative transfer. was selected as the 2012 Business Advocate of the Year by He is a life fellow of ASME and a fellow of the AIAA, was the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber of Commerce elected a foreign member of the Russian Academy of Science and serves on the Board of the TechBelt Energy Innovation in 1999, and became a member of the National Academy of Center and the executive committee of the TechBelt Initia- Engineering (NAE) in 2005. He has coauthored 4 books and tive, and is also a member of the board for the Youngstown published over 300 articles, papers, and reports. Dr. Howell Business Incubator and the Children’s Center for Science also served on the National Research Council’s (NRC’s) and Technology of the Mahoning Valley. Dr. Abraham re- Panel on Benchmarking the Research Competitiveness of ceived the 2006 Dion D. Raftapoulous/Sigma Xi Outstand- the US in Mechanical Engineering and the Panel on Review ing Research Award, a Lucent Technologies Fellowship in of NASA’s Exploration Technology Development Program. Industrial Ecology in 1998, and was recognized in 1989 with Dr. Howell received his B.S. and M.S. in chemical engineer- the Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award of the SAE. He is a ing and his Ph.D. in engineering from the Case Institute of fellow of the American Chemical Society and the AIChE. Technology. David J. Duquette is the John Tod Horton Professor of Martin A. Abraham, P.E., received a B.S. in chemical Engineering at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a New York. Professor Duquette began his career as a com- Ph.D. from the University of Delaware. Dr. Abraham joined missioned officer in the U.S. Coast Guard from 1961 through Youngstown State University as professor of chemical 1965. He then earned a doctoral degree at the Massachusetts engineering and founding dean of the College of Science, Institute of Technology, where he also served as a research Technology, Engineering and Mathematics in July 2007, af- assistant for the Department of Metallurgy and Mate ter serving as professor and dean of the College of Graduate rials Science. Upon graduation, he spent 2 years at Pratt Studies at the University of Toledo. In addition to his duties & Whitney Aircraft, as a senior research associate in the as dean, Dr. Abraham maintains an active research program Advanced Materials Research & Development Laboratory. in reaction engineering and catalysis, with recent work on In 1973, he spent 6 months at the Imperial College of Sci- 42
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APPENDIX B 43 ence, Technology and Medicine, University of London, as a the Whitaker Foundation. It focuses on biomedicine, public visiting professor of metallurgy. Following that assignment, health, and defense, advancing domains from basic science he served as a visiting senior scientist at the Max Planck to translational medical research; intelligent, quality, and Institut fuer isenforschung in Dusseldorf, Germany. He E cost-effective delivery; and medical preparedness and pro- joined Rensselaer in 1970 and was named a full professor tection of critical infrastructures. She is also the odirector c 6 years later. Dr. Duquette has earned numerous awards, of the Center for Health Organization Transformation, an including the Alcoa Foundation Award for Outstanding NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Center. Research Achievement from 1978 to 1979; Case Centennial Dr. Lee partners with hospital leaders to develop novel trans- Scholar, Case-Western Reserve University in 1980; and the formational strategies in delivery, quality, safety, operations Humboldt Prize from the Alexander von Humboldt Founda- efficiency, information management, change management, tion in 1983. He is a fellow of both the American Society and organizational learning. for Metals (ASM) and the National Association of Corrosion Professor Lee received her B.S. in mathematics and Engineers (NACE). computer science from Hong Kong Baptist University, and He served as the chairman of the Gordon Research an M.A. and Ph.D. in computational and applied mathemat- Conference on Corrosion in 1988 and as president of Alpha ics from Rice University in Houston, Tex. Sigma Mu from 1987 to 1988; the organization named him an honorary member in 1988. He earned the Acta Metallur- Murray Glenn Lord is associate environmental health and gica Outstanding Paper Award in 1987 and the Willis Rodney safety (EH&S) director in the EH&S Operations Technol- Whitney Award from NACE in 1990. He also presented the ogy Center at Dow Chemical Company. He is responsible Alpha Sigma Mu Distinguished Lectureship in 1991. for the research program for technology development for Professor Duquette received his B.S. from the U.S. Global Environmental Operations, which includes projects Coast Guard Academy in 1961 and a Ph.D. in metallurgy in process optimization, technology development, and capital and materials science from MIT in 1968. project execution. Mr. Lord has experience in project areas across multiple business and technology areas. He is also Eric M.V. Hoek is a professor in the Department Civil & accountable for EH&S performance, budget performance, Environmental Engineering at the University of California, project development, and personnel leadership of research Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Hoek is also a faculty member at group from four locations, and he leads the Environmental the California NanoSystems Institute and the UCLA Water Technology Leadership Group, accountable for environmen- Technology Research Center. Dr. Hoek’s research explores tal technology development for Dow. the union of nanomaterials and membrane technologies and Previously, Mr. Lord was a technical leader of propylene their application to water purification, energy production, oxide process research and was responsible for research in and environmental protection—all keys to a more sustain- support of technology development of the propylene oxide able future. process. He was also responsible for development and co- In the past decade, Dr. Hoek and his students have pub- ordination of research studies at laboratory, pilot plant, and lished more than 60 peer-reviewed articles in journals such full commercial scale. as Nature Materials, Nano Letters, Environmental Science & Technology, Energy & Environmental Science, Langmuir, Julius Rebek, Jr. (NAS) is the director of the Skaggs In- Journal of Membrane Science, and Desalination. Dr. Hoek stitute for Chemical Biology and professor of chemistry at also has nine patents awarded or pending, which have led the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California. He to several start-up water technology companies, including received a Ph.D. degree in chemistry from MIT (1970) for NanoH2O Inc. Dr. Hoek received the 2011 American Society studies in peptide synthesis. He has held positions at the of Civil Engineers’ Walter L. Huber Award for Achievements University of California, Los Angeles (1970-1976), where in Civil Engineering Research for his pioneering work on he devised the three-phase test for reactive intermediates; the thin-film nanocomposite, reverse osmosis membranes. University of Pittsburgh (1976-1989), where he developed Dr. Hoek received a B.S. in civil and environmental cleftlike structures for studies in molecular recognition; and engineering from the Pennsylvania State University; an at MIT (1989-1996), where he was the Camille Dreyfus Pro- M.S. in civil and environmental engineering from UCLA; fessor of Chemistry and devised synthetic, self-replicating and an M.S. and a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from molecules. He is a member of the Hungarian Academy of Yale University. Sciences, the European Academy of Science, a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and a fellow of the American Eva K. Lee is a professor in the H. Milton Stewart School Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is the author of more of Industrial and Systems Engineering and is director than 500 publications, and his current research interests in- of the Center for Operations Research in Medicine and clude self-assembling systems, molecular behavior in small HealthCare at the Georgia Institute of Technology. The spaces, uranium recovery, and the detection and destruction center has been established with funds from the NSF and of chemical warfare agents.
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44 ASSESSMENT OF SUPERCRITICAL WATER OXIDATION SYSTEM TESTING FOR THE BGCAPP T.W. Fraser Russell (NAE) is currently the Allan P. Colburn Progress & Sustainable Energy. He has served as chair of Professor Emeritus of Chemical and Biomolecular Engi- the Catalysis and Reaction Engineering division of AIChE neering. He worked as a research engineer at the Research and the Industrial and Engineering Chemistry division of the Council of Alberta, as a design engineer with Union Carbide American Chemical Society. Canada, and as a consultant with a number of industrial orga- Dr. Savage has a long record of service to the College nizations, including a 30-year consultation with the DuPont and University of Michigan. At the University level, he engineering department. He served from 2000 until 2005 on serves on the advisory board on intercollegiate athletics the board of directors of Ascent Solar Technologies Inc., a and has served on the Rackham Executive Board, SACUA, firm producing thin-film flexible photovoltaic modules. His the Senate Assembly, the CRLT Advisory Board, and the administrative contributions to the University of Delaware Provost’s Honor Council in addition to other committees. At include as chair of the Chemical Engineering Department, the college level, Dr. Savage has served on the Rules Com- associate dean and dean of the College of Engineering, and mittee, Curriculum Committee, and Nominating Committee, 16 years as director of the Institute of Energy Conversion, a and he has previous experience on the College Executive laboratory at the University of Delaware devoted to thin-film Committee. photovoltaic research and a Department of Energy University Dr. Savage is a fellow of the AIChE. He received the Center of Excellence. He most recently served for 5 years as 2009 Michigan Governor’s Award for Green Chemistry and the vice provost for research. the 2001 National Catalyst Award from the American Chem- Professor Russell’s research areas include semicon- istry Council in recognition of his outstanding teaching and ductor reaction and reactor engineering and fundamental contributions to chemical education. He was also selected studies of multiphase fluid motions. He has successfully as a Thurnau Professor in 1997 and was named a Rackham applied these basic studies to the design and operation of Distinguished Graduate Mentor in 2006. He has received commercial-scale equipment for both the photovoltaic and both Research Excellence and Education Excellence awards chemical process industries. He has served as a consultant from the College of Engineering. to a number of companies including DuPont, Union Carbide (10 years), Pfizer (5 years), and Ethyl (2 years) He holds 6 Tim J. Shepodd is deputy director, Security Systems patents and has published over 90 technical publications and and Reliability, Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, coauthored 3 texts used in chemical engineering undergradu- California. He manages approximately 75 scientists and ate programs. engineers in five groups and with a budget of $25 million. Professor Russell is a fellow of the AIChE and a regis- The work in his groups spans basic research to system stud- tered professional engineer (P.E.) in the State of Delaware. ies to the esign/reliability of nuclear weapon components. d He has received many other national and local honors. Previously, Dr. Shepodd was the manager of the aterials M Professor Russell received a B.Sc. and M.Sc. from the Chemistry Department, where he managed a group of University of Alberta and a Ph.D. from the University of about 20 scientists who researched fundamental aterials m Delaware, all in chemical engineering. ( rganics) issues for the nuclear stockpile, chemical weapon o demilitarization, solar energy materials, explosives chemis- Phillip E. Savage is the Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of try, corrosion in extreme environments, and other topics. He Chemical Engineering in the Department of Chemical Engi- also managed an aggressive hiring program and ran mul- neering at the University of Michigan, and he has been on the tiple ES&H-intensive facilities (electrodeposition, organics University faculty since 1986. He earned a B.S. from Penn processing, explosives chemistry, composites fabrication, State and M.Ch.E. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of chemical synthesis/characterization) and pushed the inclu- Delaware. All of his degrees are in chemical engineering. sion of science-based decisions into nuclear weapons re- Supercritical water oxidation is one of the many technologies search projects and component design. From 1994 to 2004, his lab has examined. Dr. Shepodd was the coinventor and lead chemist for the His research and teaching focus on the rates, mecha- Explosives Destruction System, Sandia’s mobile destruc- nisms, and engineering of chemical reactions that move us tion system used to batch-neutralize explosively configured toward a more environmentally sustainable society. His cur- chemical munitions. He developed procedures, recipes, and rent research projects deal with reactions that can be used for analytical protocols with the host sites to destroy mustard, hydrogen production from biomass and for liquid transpor- phosgene, sarin, phosphorous, and smokes. He also tested tation fuel production from algae. His research group uses a prototype reactor for the batch SCWO of explosively con- experiments, modeling, and simulation to explore different figured chemical munitions and designed and qualified air reaction systems. His teaching focuses on chemical reaction filters for the waste drums. engineering and environmental sustainability. Dr. Shepodd received a B.S. in chemistry from the Uni- Dr. Savage has served as an associate editor for the versity of California, Los Angeles, and a Ph.D. in organic AIChE Journal and is on the editorial boards of the Journal chemistry from the California Institute of Technology. of Supercritical Fluids, Energy & Fuels, and Environmental