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Viewing experts on: Sustainability
Bob Brecha
Bob Brecha
Professor of Sustainability; Hanley Sustainability Institute, Department of Physics, School of Engineering Renewable and Clean Energy Program

Brecha's expertise is in sustainability, energy and the environment. He also works with the University's Hanley Sustainability Institute. From 2006-2017, Bob spent summers at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Change Research in Germany with economists and scientists investigating a more sustainable world energy system that avoids serious economic consequences while simultaneously reducing greenhouse gas emissions. He spent a sabbatical in 2018 at the think tank Climate Analytics where he also served for part of the year as interim head of energy system modeling. He is on leave from UD under a European Union Marie Curie Fellowship working with Climate Analytics on sustainable energy access and system transformation in least developed countries and small island developing states. The following media outlets have interviewed or quoted him: The Conversation, The Guardian, The Huffington Post, Politifact, Natural Gas Intelligence, Midwest Energy News, Climate Change magazine and Dayton-area media. Before his sabbatical, he did a regular segment for WYSO-FM, the local NPR affiliate.

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Jun-Ki Choi
Jun-Ki Choi
Associate Professor; Director, Industrial Assessment Center (UD-IAC)

Choi's areas of expertise include energy efficient manufacturing and design. The following media outlets have interviewed or quoted him: Columbus Business First and Dayton Daily News.

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Kevin P. Hallinan
Kevin P. Hallinan
Professor

Hallinan's expertise is in energy savings, sustainability and energy audits. The following media outlets have interviewed or quoted him: The Associated Press, Ohio News Network and Dayton-area media.

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Ben McCall
Ben McCall
Professor of Sustainability and Chemistry; Executive Director of Hanley Sustainability Institute

McCall's expertise is in sustainability, energy and the environment. He was the lead architect of a new model for campus sustainability who helped the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign become one of the most sustainable campuses in the nation. He spearheaded the 2015 update of the Illinois Climate Action Plan and developed a new procedure for formulating and evaluating campus sustainability policies and initiatives, which he presented at an annual meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. Also at Illinois, McCall helped develop a project to verify carbon credits from campus emission reductions, raising nearly $1.5 million for campus sustainability efforts; coordinated design of and fundraising for a biomass boiler system; advocated for the first wind power purchase agreement for the campus; and facilitated the initiation of a student-led program to convert used cooking oil from dining halls into biodiesel for the campus transportation fleet and "biosoap" for dining services. The following media outlets have interviewed or quoted him: The Ledger (Lakeland, Florida)WVXU-FM (Cincinnati's NPR affiliate) and ABC22/Fox45 in Dayton.

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