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

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 (PIK) 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. The following media outlets have interviewed or quoted him: 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; Assistant 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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J. Kelly Kissock
J. Kelly Kissock
Professor

Kissock's areas of expertise include building energy systems and efficiency, energy data analysis, industrial energy systems and efficiency, and renewable energy systems. The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy named him a "champion of energy efficiency." Under Kissock's leadership, the UD Industrial Assessment Center won top awards from the U.S. Department of Energy and the state of Ohio. Kissock also has served on the Midwestern Governors Association Energy Efficiency Advisory Group. The following media outlets have interviewed or quoted him: The New York Times Upfront Magazine, The Columbus Dispatch, The Associated Press, The Canadian Press, Mechanical Engineering magazine, Green Living Guy blog.

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Ben McCall
Ben McCall
Professor of Physics 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: WVXU-FM (Cincinnati's NPR affiliate) and ABC22/Fox45 in Dayton.

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