subsidiaries have included that of director of environmental services, director of research and technology, vice president for engineering and operations services, and president of Coal Services Corporation (COALSERV). Mr. Wootten is currently vice president of engineering and environmental services for Peabody Holding Company, Inc. His areas of expertise include the environmental and combustion aspects of coal utilization, clean coal technologies, and environmental control technologies for coal combustion.
Mahadevan (Dev) Mani is the director of the Board on Energy and Environmental Systems of the NRC. He has been with the NRC since April 1989. The board conducts a program of studies and other activities to provide independent advice to the U.S. government and the private sector on issues in energy and environmental technology, and public policy. Dr. Mani came to the NRC from TRW, where he had held various positions since 1975. He was director, federal marketing development, for the Federal Systems Group of TRW's Space and Defense Sector from 1987 to 1989. Previously, he was director, planning and analysis, in TRW's Science and Technology department. From 1975 to 1983 he was with TRW's Energy Development Group, responsible for the management of projects undertaken for the U.S. Energy Research and Development Administration, U.S. Department of Energy, the Energy Information Administration, the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and other clients. Dr. Mani received his Ph.D. in energy management and policy from the University of Pennsylvania, his M.S. in materials engineering from Drexel University, and his B.Tech in metallurgy from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.
Wendy Orr is a project assistant in the NRC's Board on Energy and Environmental Systems. She has been with the NRC since 1993. She received her B.A. in political science, with a minor in education, from the University of Southern California and taught high school social science for two years in Long Beach. Ms. Orr is currently studying toward a master's degree in bilingual/multicultural education at George Mason University.
Jill Wilson is a program officer with the Board on Energy and Environmental Systems and was study director for the Strategic Assessment of the U.S. Department of Energy's Coal Program. She joined the NRC in March 1993 and has worked on studies relating to issues in energy and materials engineering. Dr. Wilson was previously a research scientist with a small consulting company in Washington, D.C., investigating aspects of submarine technology. Before coming to the United States in 1988, she was responsible for advanced materials development at British Aerospace Military Aircraft Division, Warton, United Kingdom. She received her B.A. in natural sciences and her Ph.D. in physics,