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willProject Director, Dr. William D. Gosnold is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Geology and Geological Engineering at University of North Dakota.  He earned a baccalaureate degree in Physics from the State University of West Georgia in 1971 and the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Geophysics from Southern Methodist University in 1977.  Dr. Gosnold is Custodian of the Global Heat Flow Data Base of the International Heat Flow Commission (IHFC) of the International Association of Seismology and Physics of the Earth's Interior (IASPEI).  His expertise is in solid earth geophysics, heat flow, geothermics and structural geology. He has conducted research on a variety of thermal properties of sedimentary basins including geothermal resources, heat advection in fluids, and kerogen maturation since 1979.  He is a member of Sigma Xi, the American Geophysical Union, the European Geosciences Union, the Geological Society of America, and The American Association of Petroleum Geologists.

MikeDr. Michael Mann is a Professor and Chair of the Chemical Engineering Department at the University of North Dakota. He earned baccalaureate degrees in Chemistry and Mathematics at
Mayville State University in 1979, the M.S. degree in Chemical Engineering  from the University of North Dakota, 1981, an M.B.A in Business Administration from the University of North Dakota, 1987, and the PhD in Energy Engineering from the University of North Dakota in 1997.
Prior to joining the Chemical Engineering Department at UND he was a Senior Research Advisor at the UND Energy& Environmental Research Center (EERC), a position which he still holds. His specialty areas include: Performance and system integration issues in advanced energy systems; renewable and sustainable energy systems with a focus on integration of fuel cells with renewable resources; production of fuel and specialty chemicals from crop oils; and development of energy strategies coupling thermodynamics with political, social, and economic factors.

HosseinDr. Hossein Salehfar is a Professor in the Electrical Engineering Department at the University of North Dakota. He earned a baccalaureate degree from the University of Texas in Electrical Engineering, 1981 , the M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University in 1984; and the PhD. In  Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University in 1990.  His expertise is in electric power and energy systems, renewable energy systems, wind, solar, fuel cell and electrolyzer modeling and control, power electronics, electric drives, engineering systems control, digital signal processing, electromagnetics, and intelligent systems.

RichDr. Richard D. LeFever is an Associate Professor in the Department of Geology and Geological Engineering at University of North Dakota.  He earned a baccalaureate degree in geology from Occidental in 1967, the M.S. in geology from the University of California, Los Angeles, 1971, and the PhD in geology from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1979.  His expertise is in stratigraphy, sedimentology, and petroleum geology, and he has conducted extensive research on the petroleum geology of the Williston Basin for the past 27 years.  He is a member of The American Association of Petroleum Geologists.

ZaneCo-Project Director, Dr. Zhenwen Zeng is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geology and Geological Engineering at the University of North Dakota.  He earned a baccalulaureate in Ph.D. in Engineering Geology from  Southwest Jiaotong University, China in 1984, the M.S. in Engineering Geology from Southwest Jiaotong University, China in 1987, the D.Sc. in Tectonophysics from the Institute of Geology, State Seismological Bureau, China in 1993, and the Ph.D. in  Petroleum & Geological Engineering from the University of Oklahoma in 2002.  His expertise is in petrophysics, reservoir engineering, drilling engineering, geomechanics, engineering geology and geotechnical engineering, applied geophysics, tectonophysics and applied seismology.

 

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