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Review of the Research Strategy for Biomass-Derived Transportation Fuels APPENDICES
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Review of the Research Strategy for Biomass-Derived Transportation Fuels APPENDIX A Biographical Sketches of Committee Members David L. Morrison (chair) is an adjunct professor at North Carolina State University. He recently retired from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission where he was the director of the Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research. His previous positions include technical director of the Energy, Resource and Environmental Systems Division, MITRE Corporation; president of the Illinois Institute of Technology Research Institute; and director of program development and management, Battelle Memorial Institute. He has been a member of the National Research Council (NRC) Energy Engineering Board and the National Materials Advisory Board, chair of the NRC Committee on Alternative Energy R&D Strategies, chair of the NRC Committee on Industrial Energy Conservation, and a member of the Committee on Fuel Economy of Automobiles and Light Trucks and the Committee to Review the United States Advanced Battery Consortium's Electric Vehicle R&D Project Selection Process. His areas of expertise include research management, energy and environmental research, materials science, nuclear chemistry, physical chemistry, and the assessment of energy technologies. Dr. Morrison has a Ph.D. in chemistry from the Carnegie Institute of Technology. Gary Coleman is assistant professor, Natural Resource Sciences and Landscape Architecture, Molecular and Cell Biology Program, at the University of Maryland. He has been a postdoctoral research assistant, Oregon State University; a research biologist for Uniscope Inc.; and a forester in the U.S. Forest Service (Rio Grande). His research interests include genetic engineering, molecular biology, and the physiological aspects of trees, including poplars. He is presidentelect, Washington Section, American Society of Plant Physiologists and serves on a number of review panels for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. He has a Ph.D. in horticulture-forestry from the University of Nebraska. Bruce E. Dale is professor and chair, Department of Chemical Engineering, Michigan State University. Previously, he was professor, Chemical Engineering and Agricultural Engineering; director, Food Protein Research and Development Center; and director, Engineering Biosciences Research Center, Texas A&M University; associate and assistant professor of chemical engineering, Colorado State University; and a visiting scientist, National Bureau of Standards (Boulder). He has served as co-chair of the NRC Committee on Biobased Industrial Products: National Research and Commercialization Priorities. He is a National Merit Scholar and has received a number of awards. He has a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Purdue University. Anthony J. Finizza is the former chief economist at ARCO, where his responsibilities included monitoring alternative fuel vehicle developments and energy/economic studies. From 1970 to 1975, he was regional vice president of Data Resources, Inc., and from 1968 to 1970, he was vice president and economist of Northern Trust Company. Dr. Finizza has contributed his expertise to various professional organizations, including the International Association for Energy Economics, of which he was president in 1996. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago. Robert Hall was with the Amoco Oil Company where he held a number of positions, including general manager, Alternative Fuels Development; manager, Management Systems and Planning; director, Research and Development (R&D) Department; and supervisor, Amoco Chemical Company Process Design and Economic Division. He has extensive experience in R&D on alternative fuels, strategic planning, management, and technology innovation. He has served on the NRC Committee on Production Technologies for Liquid Transportation Fuels and the Committee on Strategic Assessment of the Department of Energy's Coal Program and is past chair of the International Council on Alternate Fuels. He has a B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Illinois.
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Review of the Research Strategy for Biomass-Derived Transportation Fuels Donald L. Johnson (NAE) is vice president, Product and Process Technology, Grain Processing Corporation. He has also been senior development engineer and manager, Product Development Groups; and director, Chemicals Research and Development Departments at A.E. Staley Manufacturing Company. He is a member of the Advisory Council, College of Applied Science, Miami University, and member of the Departmental Visiting Committee, Botany Department, University of Texas at Austin. His primary interests and expertise are in the utilization and processing of renewable resources for food ingredients and industrial chemicals. He has an Sc.D. in chemical engineering from Washington University and a B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Illinois. Roberta Nichols (NAE) was with the Ford Motor Company from 1979 to 1995 in several positions: manager, Electric Vehicle (EV) External Strategy and Planning Department, North American Automotive Operations; manager, EV External Affairs, EV Planning & Program Office; manager, Alternative Fuels Department, Environment and Safety Engineering Staff; and principal research engineer, Alternative Fuels Department, Scientific Research Laboratory. She was also a member of the Technical Staff at Aerospace Corporation from 1960 to 1979. She is a fellow, Society of Automotive Engineers, a recipient of the National Achievement Award from the Society of Women Engineers, and a recipient of the Clean Air Award for Advancing Air Pollution Technology from the South Coast Air Quality Management District. Dr. Nichols has served on a number of advisory groups on alcohol-based transportation fuels. Her expertise includes alternative fuel vehicles, electric vehicles, internal combustion engines, and strategic planning. She has a Ph.D. in engineering from the University of Southern California. Daniel Sperling is professor of civil engineering and environmental science and policy and founding director of the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California, Davis (ITS-Davis), where he oversees large research programs on mobility (including the use of small EVs and smart car sharing), fuel-cell vehicles, and environmental assessments of ITS technologies. Dr. Sperling specializes in advanced transportation technologies, energy and environmental impacts, and travel behavior and is a recognized international expert on transportation technology policy. He has conducted extensive studies on advanced automotive technologies for low emissions, including approaches to technology development and realization, has expertise in transportation engineering, and has conducted extensive investigations on alternative fueled vehicles and sustainable transportation. Dr. Sperling is a recent member of the NRC Committee on Liquid Fuel Options, the Committee on Transportation Options for Megacities, and the Committee on Transportation and a Sustainable Environment. He was founding chair of the NRC Alternative Transportation Fuels Committee from 1989 to 1996 of the Transportation Research Board. He received a Ph.D. in transportation engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. Steven H. Strauss is professor, Department of Forest Science, Molecular and Cellular Biology and Genetics, Oregon State University and director, Tree Genetic Engineering Research Cooperative, College of Forestry, Oregon State University. His past positions include visiting scientist, INRA, Versailles and Orleans, France; visiting professor, College of Forestry, Australian National University; and visiting scientist, CSIRO Division of Plant Industry, Australia. He has been a National Science Foundation (NSF) Presidential Young Investigator and has served on a number of NSF, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and NRC panels. He is chairman, International Union of Forestry Research Organizations Working Party on Molecular Genetics of Forest Trees. His research interests include genetic engineering, genome mapping, and population genetics of forest trees. He has a Ph.D. in forest genetics from the University of California, Berkeley.