Green Energy Nov 20, 2007 2:00/1:00 MT/PT
Mr. Neilson manages the Idaho National Laboratory's Biofuels and Renewable Energy Technologies Department at the Idaho National Laboratory. In this role, he is responsible for the acquisition, development, and execution of renewable energy programs - that focus on biomass, geothermal, hydropower, and wind energy technologies. This work is important to help meet the significant energy supply and utilization challenges facing the country today. Bob is an Associate Director of the Intermountain West Geothermal Consortium, an adjunct faculty member with the University of Idaho, a Director for the Idaho Falls Soup Kitchen, and a Friend of Idaho Public Television.
Neilson earned Master of Science degrees in Industrial Management and in Materials Science, and a B.E. degree in Engineering Science - all from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He has 62 publications (fourteen peer-reviewed) and one patent. He won an R&D 100 Award for "Ceramic Joining Method," and is a member of Geothermal Resources Council, ASM International, and the American Nuclear Society.