Diana Bauer, Ph.D.
Diana Bauer is Director of the Office of Economic Analysis within the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Policy and International Affairs. In this position, she oversees economic and technology systems analysis. Last year, she led the drafting of DOE’s Critical Materials Strategy. Before joining DOE, she led the extramural sustainability research program at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), focusing on topics such as green manufacturing, green building, transportation, and land use planning. She is one of the principal authors of EPA’s research strategy for sustainability. Previously, she led the Center for Climate Change and Environmental Forecasting at the U.S. Department of Transportation. She has a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from UC Berkeley.
David Bradwell, Ph.D.
David Bradwell is currently a Visiting Scientist at the Sadoway Group, as well as Chief Technical Officer at Liquid Metal Battery Corporation, which is working to commercialize grid-level energy storage. Dr. Bradwell received his B.Sci. in engineering physics from Queen’s University (2005); his M. Eng. in materials sciences and engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2006); and his Ph.D. in materials sciences and engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2010). Dr. Bradwell’s research projects include high-amperage rechargeable batteries for stationary energy storage applications.
Morris Bullock, Ph.D.
Morris Bullock is a Laboratory Fellow and the Director of the Center for Molecular Electrocatalysis (efrc.pnnl.gov) at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), an Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC) funded by the Department of Energy. He received a B.S. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he did undergraduate research with Tom Meyer. He obtained his Ph.D. working for Chuck Casey at the University of Wisconsin. He was a postdoc with Jack Norton at Colorado State University from 1984 to 1985. From 1985 to 2006, he was at Brookhaven National Laboratory (Long Island, New York), where his research focused on organometallic chemistry, involving synthetic, mechanistic, and kinetics studies of transition-metal hydride complexes. Bullock and his co-workers developed catalytic ionic hydrogenations, in which ketones are hydrogenated by proton transfers and hydride transfers from transition-metal hydrides. These catalytic reactions use abundant, inexpensive metals (molybdenum and tungsten) rather than traditional precious metals such as ruthenium. In 2006 he moved to PNNL. The research of the EFRC he directs there focuses on understanding and controlling proton movement in multiproton, multielectron reactions of critical importance to energy transformation reactions needed for a secure energy future. Electrocatalysts are needed for interconversion between electrical energy and chemical energy (fuels). Molecular electrocatalysts based on nickel or iron are being developed for the oxidation of hydrogen and for the production of hydrogen, as alternatives to the use of the precious metal platinum in fuel cells. He recently edited a book, Catalysis Without Precious Metals (Wiley-VCH, 2010).
Jingguang G. Chen, Ph.D.
Jingguang Chen is the Claire D. LeClaire Professor of chemical engineering and co-director of Energy Frontier Research Center at the University of Delaware. He started his career at the Exxon Corporate Research Laboratories in 1989 and moved to the University of Delaware in 1998. He served as the Director of the Center for Catalytic Science and Technology during 2000-2007 and the Interim Director of the University of Delaware Energy Institute during 2008-2010.
He has over 240 journal publications and 16 U.S. patents. He is active in serving the catalysis and energy communities, including responsibilities as the Chair of the Gordon Research Conference on Catalysis in 2002, the Chair of the Philadelphia Catalysis Club in 2004, the Catalysis Secretariat of the American Chemical Society in 2007, and the Board of Directors of the North American Catalysis Society.
Roderick Eggert, Ph.D.
Roderick Eggert received his B.A. in earth sciences from Dartmouth College (1978); his M.S. in geochemistry and mineralogy from The Pennsylvania State University (1980); and his Ph.D. in mineral economics from The Pennsylvania State University (1983). Dr. Eggert is currently the Director of the Division of Economics and Business at the Colorado School of Mines. He is also a professor within the Division of Economics and Business. Dr. Eggert is a member of the Advisory Committee of the Mineral Economics Research Program at Catholic University of Chile. He serves as an editor for Resources Policy, an international journal of mineral economics and policy published by Elsevier Science (Oxford, UK). Dr. Eggert is also President of the Mineral Economics and Management Society. Dr. Eggert’s full CV can be found at http://econbus.mines.edu/Rod-Eggert-Professor.
Christine K. Lambert, Ph.D.
Christine Lambert is currently the Technical Leader at Ford Research and Advanced Engineering. Dr. Lambert received her B.S. in chemical engineering from Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas and her Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. Dr. Lambert’s current responsibilities at Ford Research and Advanced Engineering consist of diesel aftertreatment catalyst development, including diesel oxidation catalysts, lean NOx catalysts, and diesel soot filters, as well as gasoline particulate filtration. Prior to this assignment, Dr. Lambert led a 5-year DOE-funded project to develop selective catalytic reduction (SCR) of NOx with aqueous urea to demonstrate 2007 federal emission standards with a 6,000-lbs light-duty diesel truck. In particular, she worked with suppliers to develop highly active and durable SCR catalyst formulations. Her team’s work led to the development of the 2011MY Ford Super Duty Diesel catalyst system. Dr. Lambert was recognized in 2009 as a “Young Leader” by the Automotive Hall of Fame in Dearborn, Michigan, and was also recognized in 2005 by Tulane University with a Harold A. Levey Award, which is presented annually to recognize an alumna/us of the Tulane School of Engineering for professional achievement during the 5- to 10-year period after graduation. Dr. Lambert holds eight U.S. patents and is co-author of 65 technical publications and presentations in the areas of supported metal catalysts and emission control systems for diesel vehicles.
Joseph Shinar, Ph.D.
Joseph Shinar is currently a Senior Physicist of the Ames Laboratory, USDOE, Professor and Chair of the Department of Physics and Astronomy, and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Iowa State University (ISU), Ames, Iowa. He has co-authored over 250 publications, co-edited 3 volumes, co-invented 5 patents, and delivered over 150 invited talks at national and international conferences, research centers, and universities. In 2004 he was awarded the ISU Foundation Outstanding Achievement in Research Award and elected Fellow of the American Physical Society.
James C. Stevens, Ph.D.
Dr. James C. Stevens is a Corporate Fellow in the Core Research and Development Department of The Dow Chemical Company, where he has worked for 32 years. Jim’s primary field of research is in the area of new catalysts, particularly in the area of polyethylene, polypropylene, ethylene/styrene copolymers, and the high-throughput discovery of organometallic single-site catalysts. He has been involved with the discovery and commercial implementation of Dow’s INSITE™ technology and constrained-geometry catalysts, which are used in the production of over 2 billion pounds of polyolefins and elastomers per year. Dr. Stevens is now working to develop solar energy products and is involved in the development of Dow’s POWERHOUSE Solar Shingle, which is the first building-integrated photovoltaic product that can be installed by regular roofing contractors. Dr. Stevens is an inventor on 92 issued U.S. patents, over 1,100 global patents, 18 publications, and 2 books. Jim has won a Dow “Inventor of the Year” award five times, and was presented the Dow Central Research “Excellence in Science” Award. In 1994, Jim was a co-recipient of the U.S. “National Inventor of the Year” Award, presented in the U.S. Congress. In 2002, The Dow Chemical Company was awarded the National Medal of Technology by President George Bush, based in part on the work of Dr. Stevens in the area of olefin polymerization catalysis. Jim is the 2004 recipient of the ACS Delaware Section “Carothers Award,” honoring scientific innovators who have made outstanding advances and contributions to industrial chemistry. Jim was awarded the American Chemical Society “ACS Award in Industrial Chemistry” in 2006. Dr. Stevens also received the Herbert H. Dow Medal, the highest honor Dow awards to the company’s scientists and researchers. Jim was awarded the 100th presentation of the Perkin Medal in 2007, widely considered to be the highest honor in American industrial chemistry. Jim was the 2007 recipient of the University of Chicago Bloch Medal and the 2011 North American Catalysis Society “Houdry Award,” the highest honor of this society. Texas A&M University has recently honored Dr. Stevens with an Honorary Doctor of Letters Degree for “innovative research which has expanded the boundaries of catalysis, polymer
chemistry and underlying disciplines, and resulted in large-scale commercial processes.” He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of the AAAS. Jim has invented or contributed significantly to the commercialization of a large number of products, including AFFINITY™ polyolefin plastomers, ENGAGE™ polyolefin elastomers, ELITE™ enhanced polyethylene resins, NORDEL™-MG EPDM rubber, NORDEL™-IP elastomers, Dow XLA-fibers, INDEX™ ethylene/styrene copolymers, VERSIFY™ propylene copolymers, INFUSE™ Olefin Block Copolymers, and the Dow POWERHOUSE Solar Shingle. There is hardly a car produced in the world or a grocery store anywhere that does not contain a polymer that was invented by Dr. Stevens’ group. Jim received a B.A. in chemistry from The College of Wooster in 1975. He obtained a Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry from The Ohio State University in 1979. Jim is an advisor to the National Science Foundation Center for Chemical Innovation, Solar Fuels based at Caltech.
Jay Whitacre, Ph.D.
Jay Whitacre received a PhD. from the University of Michigan in 1999. He held various positions at Caltech and the Jet Propulsion Lab before taking his current professorship at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in 2007. There he develops functional materials systems and performs economic/environmental impact assessment for energy technologies. His early work at CMU resulted in the conception of a novel scalable energy storage device. In 2008 he founded Aquion Energy, a company that has grown to over 60 employees. He is currently on leave from CMU to serve as full-time CTO for Aquion as it scales a pilot manufacturing plant in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Professor Whitacre has over 50 peer-reviewed papers and patents.
Ken Zweibel, Ph.D.
Ken Zweibel has almost 30 years experience in solar photovoltaics. He was at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (Golden, Colorado) much of that time and was the program leader for the Thin Film PV Partnership Program until 2006. The Thin Film Partnership worked with most U.S. participants in thin-film photovoltaics (PV) (companies, universities, scientists) and is often credited with being important to the success of thin-film PV in the United States. Corporate participants in the Partnership included First Solar, UniSolar, Global Solar, Shell Solar, BP Solar, and numerous others. Zweibel subsequently co-founded and became President of a thin-film CdTe PV startup, PrimeStar Solar, a majority share of which was purchased by General Electric. Zweibel became the founding Director of The George Washington University Solar Institute at its formation in 2008. Zweibel is frequently published and known worldwide in solar energy. He has written two books on PV and co-authored a Scientific American article (January 2008) on solar energy as a solution to climate change and energy problems.
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