Biographical Sketches of Committee Members
James J. Markowsky (NAE) (chair) is retired executive vice president of American Electric Power Service Corporation, where he led the Power Generation Group and was responsible for fossil-fueled and hydroelectric generating facilities, affiliate coal mining, coal procurement and transportation, and environmental services. He received a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Pratt Institute, M.S. degrees from Cornell University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Cornell University.
David H. Archer (NAE) is an adjunct professor at Carnegie Mellon University. He is a retired consulting engineer, the Westinhouse Electric Corporation, and has extensive expertise in the design and evaluation of innovative, fossil-fueled, power-generation systems. His work has included basic studies of flame behavior, as well as the applications of combustion turbines, high-temperature fuel cells, gasifiers, fluidized-bed combustion, and hot-gas cleaning. He joined Westinghouse in 1960. Dr. Archer holds a B.S. in chemical engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and a Ph.D. in chemical engineering and mathematics from the University of Delaware.
Richard E. Balzhiser (NAE) is president emeritus of the Electric Power Research Institute, Inc. (EPRI). He has also been president and chief executive officer of EPRI; technical director, Fossil Fuel and Advanced Systems Division, EPRI; assistant director, White House Office of Science and Technology; chairman and professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan; and White House Fellow, Office of the Secretary of Defense. Dr. Balzhiser has served on numerous scientific and technical advisory boards. His current affiliations
include the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Advisory Board; Houston Industries Board; The Aerospace Corporation Board; Electrosource Board; CTI Board; Technical Advisory Board to Mobil; EPRI Advisory Council; Advisor to National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's Energy Program; World Energy Council; the Board of the Atlantic Council of the United States; the Pacific Northwest Laboratory Advisory Committee; and the Technical Advisory Board of Massachusetts Institute of Technology Energy Laboratory. He received his B.S. and Ph.D. in chemical engineering and M.S. in nuclear engineering from the University of Michigan.
Donald A. Brand (NAE) is a lecturer in the Department of Civil Engineering, University of California, Berkeley. In 1995, he retired from the Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) Company as senior vice president nd general manager, Engineering and Construction Business Unit. During his 33 years with PG&E, he carried out numerous managerial and engineering responsibilities related to the design, construction, and operation of fossil, geothermal, nuclear, and hydroelectric generating facilities, as well as to electrical transmission, distribution, and power control facilities. Industry activities have included membership in the Electric Power Research Institute Research Advisory Committee and the Association of Edison Illuminating Company Power Generation Committee. He received a B.S. in mechanical engineering and an M.S. in mechanical (nuclear) engineering from Stanford University. He also graduated from the Advanced Management Program of the Harvard University School of Business.
Ramon Espino is an expert on heterogeneous and homogeneous catalysis and reactive separations. Since 1973, he has held a series of research management positions at Exxon Research and Engineering. As laboratory director, Chemical Sciences, he was responsible for all basic and exploratory research for Exxon's chemicals business and gas conversion. He retired from Exxon effective January 1, 1999. Dr. Espino is a member of the Chemical Engineering Department at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville. He received a B.S. in chemical engineering from Louisiana State University and an M.S. and Sc.D. in chemical engineering from the Massachussets Institute of Technology.
Enrique Iglesia is professor of chemical engineering at the University of California, Berkeley (and faculty scientist at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory). He joined the university in 1993, after 11 years of industrial experience in heterogeneous catalysis and reaction engineering at Exxon Research and Engineering, where he was head of catalysis research. He received a B.S. in chemical engineering from Princeton University and an M.S. and Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Stanford University.
Edward S. Rubin is the Alumni Professor of Environmental Engineering and
Science at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), where he has joint appointments in the Department of Engineering and Public Policy and the Department of Mechanical Engineering and is director of CMU's Center for Energy and Environmental Studies. He received a B.E. in mechanical engineering from the City College of New York and an M.S. and Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Stanford University. His teaching and research interests are environmental control, energy utilization, and technology-policy interactions, with a particular focus on coal-based systems. He has served as a member of technical and advisory committees to the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Academy of Sciences and is a past chairman of the Environmental Control Division of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
Robert H. Socolow is a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Princeton University, where he has been on the faculty since 1971. From 1979 to 1997 he was the director of Princeton's Center on Energy and Environmental Studies. Previously, he was a National Science Foundation Fellow and an assistant professor of physics at Yale University. Dr. Socolow is a fellow of the American Physical Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. His areas of research include energy utilization and the environmental effects of energy technologies and approaches to carbon management from fossil-fueled energy systems. He received a B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. from Harvard University.
Samuel S. Tam is manager, Advanced Petroleum and Chemical Technology, for Bechtel Technology and Consulting. He is responsible for monitoring and developing emerging technologies in the refining and chemical industries, including conversion of natural gas to liquid transportation fuels and technologies related to reducing greenhouse gases and global warming. Before joining Bechtel in 1988, Mr. Tam was a project leader at BP America, where he worked on commercial and technological development of methanol and other alcohols as transportation fuels. He received a B.S. and M.S. in chemical engineering from Ohio State University.
Craig Tedmon is a retired senior executive, ABB Company, where he was in charge of corporate research and development on a worldwide basis. Prior to that, he was employed by Norenda, a Canadian natural resource company, and General Electric (GE) Company, as a research scientist and held various management and executive positions. His efforts at GE and ABB were directed towards low-emissions power-generation facilities, including low-emission coal-fired boilers. He received an S.B., an M.S., and a Sc.D. in metallurgy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Philip W. Winkler is manager, Government Systems, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. He has previously held the positions of manager, Cryogenic Refrigerants
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.