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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