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OU Professor Kelly Johnson featured

Hannah Weinburger, QUEST Ohio Mar 4, 2014

Oil and Gas Service Contracts and Negotiations 

Gervasi Vineyard and Conference Center 
Thu, Apr 17 8:30 AM

UCEAO Shale Initiative  
 

Manufacturing in Appalachia: Opportunities Abound 

Ohio University - Athens, Ohio 
Tue, May 20 8:00 AM

  
 

36th Annual 2014 NAAMLP Conference: Call for Paper & Presentation 

Sheraton Hotel at Capitol Square 75 East State Street, Columbus, Ohio 
Sun, Sep 21 8:00 AM

  
 

Air Researchers

Gary Conley, M.S. (Geography, Ohio University)

conleyg@ohio.edu

Gary Conley is a research supervisor with the Voinovich School providing project support for the environmental and GIS teams as well as the Center for Air Quality with the Institute for Sustainable Energy & the Environment and CE3. He operates the Athens Supersite which monitors air pollution transported through and deposited in Athens. The monitoring site measures atmospheric and wet-deposition mercury, meteorological data, and regionally-transported gas pollutants. Conley also supervises student research that includes the identification of pollution sources and evaluation of environmental impacts. Conley’s interdisciplinary research interests include landscape ecology, biogeochemistry, and environmental restoration in an effort to understand the issues surrounding resource utilization and ecosystem services on both local and global scales.

Areas of Research: Air, Energy, Data


Kevin Crist, Ph.D. (Chemical Engineering, University of Iowa)

cristk@ohio.edu

 Crist is a professor of chemical engineering and a faculty fellow at the Voinovich School. He is also director of the Air Quality Center at the Institute for Sustainable Energy & the Environment, which supports and coordinates research, educational programs and community outreach in order to meet the challenges of protecting environmental quality and jobs in the Ohio River Valley Region. Crist’s research interests include: urban- and regional-scale air-quality monitoring; emission inventory assessments; and photochemical, dispersion, and radiative transfer modeling.

Areas of Research: Air, Energy, Data, Shale


Greg Kremer, Ph.D. (Mechanical Engineering, University of Cincinnati)

kremer@ohio.edu

http://www.ohio.edu/people/kremer/
Kremer is an associate professor and chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He is the associate director of the Ohio Coal Research Center, chair of the UCC Programs Committee and advisor to the Society of Automotive Engineers and Engineers Without Borders. His expertise is in design and experimentation related to: automotive and advanced propulsion systems; alternative fuels; CO2 reduction from power plants emissions; and appropriate technology. In 2005-2006, he received the prestigious designation of Carnegie Scholar for his work on integrative learning.

Areas of Research: Energy, Air


Michael Zimmer, J.D. (University of Baltimore School of Law)

zimmerm@ohio.edu

In his more than 30 years of legal service, Michael Zimmer has advised domestic and international energy companies, utilities, manufacturing companies and state and local governments regarding a range of energy issues related to fuels, financing, efficiency, corporate sustainability, product analysis, renewable energy project development and more. Mr. Zimmer also has extensive experience working with business groups on understanding changes in energy and environmental policies and regulations, capital formation and advanced energy technology issues. He is regularly invited to testify before congressional committees, federal departments and agencies, and state commissions and agencies on electric energy, renewable energy, natural gas and energy tax proposals. He has served on prestigious committees, advisory boards or Boards of Directors for several energy and clean tech companies and national trade groups. His recent work has focused on energy and environmental issues in Ohio, Michigan, California, New Jersey and Rhode Island for the manufacturing, buildings and commercial sectors. He holds a J.D. from University of Baltimore School of Law. For additional detail, click here.

Areas of Research: Air, Energy, Policy


Valerie Young, Ph.D. (Chemical Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University)

youngv@ohio.edu

http://www.ohio.edu/chemical/people/person.cfm?person=youngv&org=che
Young is an associate professor and chair of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. She is the faculty advisor for the Ohio University chapter of Omega Chi Epsilon (the chemical engineering honor society) and for the Chemical Engineering Graduate Student Organization. Young’s research interests include finding a better understanding of the chemistry of the troposphere in North America; the way human activities affect this chemistry; and the effects of atmospheric chemistry on human endeavors. She has been involved in major regional ozone investigations such as the Southern Oxidant Study, as well as studying chemistry in remote areas such as northern Michigan, Saskatchewan and the Arctic.

Areas of Research: Air, Data


Sarah Davis, Ph.D. (Biology, West Virginia University)

daviss6@ohio.edu

Davis, an ecosystem ecologist with expertise in energy bioscience, biogeochemistry and eco-physiology, is an assistant professor of environmental studies. Her research analyzes greenhouse gas fluxes of managed landscapes, the potential for sustainable bioenergy development, and carbon sequestration. Active research projects include (i) an experiment testing Agave spp., a group of obligate CAM plants, as bioenergy feedstocks in semi-arid regions, (ii) a study of the environmental and economic viability of advanced cellulosic bioenergy on abandoned agricultural land, (iii) development of a model for long-term carbon sequestration in forests that incorporate age-related physiological changes and responses to climate change, and (iv) a global analysis of bioenergy resources. Davis teaches graduate courses in ecology and environmental issues and bioenergy systems.

Areas of Research: Energy, Land, Policy, Air, Data


Scott Miller, M.S. (Environmental Studies, Ohio University)

millers1@ohio.edu

Miller is director of energy and environmental programs at the Voinovich School and oversees Ohio University’s Consortium for Energy, Economics and the Environment (CE3); the Appalachian Watershed Research Group; and applied research projects for the Environmental Studies program. He works with many stakeholders to shape and implement programs that elevate and enhance Ohio University’s research; serves on numerous local and statewide public and private boards to improve the natural environment of the region and accelerate the deployment of energy technology; and acts as a liaison to connect state and federal agencies and local stakeholders to the university’s resources to improve the quality of life of all Ohioans. Miller was recently named a 2010 National Energy Executive with the US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden Colorado; he is board chair for the University Clean Energy Alliance of Ohio; he is the principle program manager for the State of Ohio’s Climate Change Action Plan in partnership with The Ohio State University; and he serves on a management team that administers Ohio University’s research and community involvement with demolition and decontamination activities at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant, a cold-war era uranium enrichment facility.

Areas of Research: Energy, Land, Water, Policy, Air, Data, Shale