and Systems; business manager, Diamond Coatings, Corporate Science and Technology Center; and manager, Contract Development, Contract Research. He is a fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and was vice chair of the Industrial Association for the Superconducting Super Collider. He is on the Board of Directors, Coal Utilization Research Council, and a member of the Cryogenics Society of America. He has extensive experience in coal-liquefaction technology and separations technology. He received a B.E. in chemical engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology and an M.B.A. from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.
Ronald H. Wolk is principal, Wolk Integrated Technical Services. His previous positions include director, Advanced Fossil Power Systems Department, Electric Power Research Institute, and associate laboratory director, Hydrocarbon Research, Inc. He has extensive experience in the assessment, development, and commercialization of advanced power-generation and fuel-conversion technologies, including fuel cell, gas turbine, distributed power generation, and integrated gasification combined cycle systems. He received a B.S. and M.S. in chemical engineering from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn (now Polytechnic University).
John M. Wootten is vice president, Environment and Technology, of the Peabody Group. He has spent most of his professional career with Peabody Holding Company, Inc., the largest producer and marketer of coal in the United States. His positions at Peabody and its subsidiaries have included director of environmental services, director of research and technology, vice president for engineering and operations services, and president of Coal Services Corporation (COALSERV). His areas of expertise include the environmental and combustion aspects of coal utilization, clean coal technologies, and environmental control technologies for coal combustion. He received a B.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of Missouri—Rolla and an M.S. in civil engineering (environmental and sanitary engineering curriculum) from the University of Missouri—Columbia.