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News Archives - 2005

April 11, 2005

April 11, 2005
The 2005 Sverdrup Visiting Scientist Lecture
8 p.m. Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center

John A. Turner, principal scientist at the Center for Electric & Hydrogen Technologies & Systems at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colo., will be the guest speaker at the 2005 Sverdrup Visiting Scientist Lecture, 8 p.m. April 11, in the Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center.
Turner’s lecture will focus on identifying and building a sustainable energy system, which he describes as being perhaps one of the most critical issues that today’s society must address. He will introduce the sustainable hydrogen economy and address some of the issues and barriers relating to its deployment as part of a sustainable energy system.

Turner received his B.S. degree from Idaho State University, his Ph.D. from Colorado State University, and completed a postdoctoral appointment at the California Institute of Technology before joining the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in 1979. His research is primarily concerned with enabling technologies for the implementation of hydrogen systems into the energy infrastructure.

He has twice received the Midwestern Research Institute President’s Award for Exceptional Performance in Research. In addition, he has received the Hydrogen Technical advisory Panel award for Research Excellence, and an Outstanding Mentor Award from the U.S. Department of Energy for his work with undergraduate students.
Call 612-330-1253 for more information.