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Dr. Ehlig-Economides has been full professor of petroleum engineering at Texas A&M University in the Albert B. Stevens endowed chair since 2004. Before that she worked for Schlumberger for 20 years in well test design and interpretation, integrated reservoir characterization, modern well construction design, and well stimulation. She has worked in more than 30 countries and authored more than 60 papers. Dr. Ehlig-Economides has received a number of technical awards and was inducted into the National Academy of Engineering in 2003. She is currently working on an e-book titled Live Energy.
Bugrahan Yalvac is an associate professor of science education in the Department of Teaching, Learning, and Culture at Texas A&M University, College Station. He received his Ph.D. in science education at the Pennsylvania State University in 2005. Prior to his current position, he worked as a learning scientist for the VaNTH Engineering Research Center at Northwestern University for three years. Yalvac’s research is in STEM education, 21st century skills, and design and evaluation of learning environments informed by the How People Learn framework.
Emily Binks-Cantrell, Ph.D., is a faculty member in the Department of Teaching, Learning & Culture at Texas A&M University, where she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in the field of reading education. Additionally, she serves as a statistical consultant for the NSF-funded Live Energy project, a collaborative e-textbook project for freshmen engineering courses between Texas A&M University, Pennsylvania State University, Stanford University, California State University Long Beach, and Prairie View A&M University. She has published several articles and book chapters on the importance of quality teacher education in the field of reading and also regularly leads professional development opportunities for in-service teachers throughout the state of Texas.
Don Gilman has been an IT professional and entrepreneur since 1983. His IT interests are team building, software engineering, and cost effective audit compliance. With three being computer game companies, his business start-ups have been IT-related. He has named credit in over a dozen PC/Mac video games since 1985 including many versions of the computer Harpoon products. Gilman holds a Project Management Professional (PMP) certificate and an ITIL Foundations Certification. He is also a Licensed Professional Engineer (Software). Gilman has been active in various local, state, and national organizations including Rotary, Computer Cleanup Day, Leadership Brazos, B/CS Library Board, multiple IT groups, and the Software Engineering Task Force for the Texas Board of Professional Engineers.
Dr. Mehmet Ayar is a scientific programs expert in the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK). He received his Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with specialization in STEM education at Texas A&M University in 2012. His research is in ethnographic studies of science and engineering practice, curriculum development, design of learning environments, and robotics activities. Dr. Ayar worked for the Live Energy Project during his Ph.D. studies at Texas A&M University. Prior to his Ph.D. studies, he worked for three years as a science teacher at a private school in Turkey.
Tony Kovscek is a professor of Energy Resources Engineering at Stanford University where he joined the faculty in 1996. His academic interests center around coupled heat and reactive flows in porous media as well as the efficient use of energy. Kovscek has been honored with the Distinguished Achievement Award for Faculty from the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), the SPE Western North America Region Technical Achievement Award, and he was the inaugural Global Climate and Energy Project (GCEP) Distinguished Lecturer in Carbon Sequestration. Kovscek is the director of SUPRI-A, Unconventional and Enhanced Oil Recovery Consortium as well as a co-director of the Stanford Center for Carbon Storage (SCCS). He holds B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Chemical Engineering from the University of Washington and University of California at Berkeley, respectively.
Dr. Reza Toossi is a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at CSULB. He received his B.S. degree from the Sharif University of Technology in Tehran, Iran and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California, Berkeley. He continued his post-doctoral research studies in the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory and joined the CSULB faculty in 1981. Dr. Toossi has worked both as a research scientist and a consultant on various projects related to aqueous aerosols and droplets in the atmosphere, nuclear safety, sensor design, air pollution modeling, flame propagation, fluid mechanics, and fiber optics.
Dr. Toossi has successfully managed over $6M in research contracts from various private and government agencies, holds two patents, and has published a book on energy in various peered and refereed journals. His current research interests are in hydrogen storage systems, combustion-generated soot emission, sorption refrigeration, hybrid-electric vehicle design, and renewable energy systems.
Dr. Toossi is a member of ASME, ASEE, SAE, SPIE, AAPT, and Tau Beta Pi, and the recipient of the 2001 CSULB Distinguished Faculty Teaching, the 1995 CSULB Distinguished Faculty Scholarly and Creative Achievement, and the 1994/1995 TRW Excellence in Teaching awards.
Dr. Sarma V. Pisupati is an associate professor and Energy Engineering program officer in the Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering.
Dr. Sukesh Aghara is an associate professor with the Nuclear Engineering Program at University of Massachusetts Lowell, a member of the University of Massachusetts System. He teaches nuclear engineering classes and participates in nuclear reactor experiments and research. His research interests are radiation shielding analysis for space radiation and nuclear fuel cycle analysis.
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