Experts

Richard Bajura, NRCCE Director

Richard Bajura, NRCCE Director

Phone: 304-293-6034

Expertise:

  • Environmental Research
  • Energy Research
  • Transportation Energy
  • Electricity Generation
  • Coal Fossil Fuel-based Energy
  • Separations
  • Fuel Cells
  • Fluids Engineering

For the past 30 years, Dr. Richard Bajura served in various roles, including facilitating, leading, and managing energy and environment programs in research and technical outreach at West Virginia University. He has led seven major interdisciplinary/inter-institutional research programs and multiple WVU campus-wide programs addressing a wide range of energy applications, from resource extraction to alternative fuels. He is skilled at coordinating and managing research programs involving groups of faculty members from different colleges.

As the director of the NRCCE, he oversees a research enterprise with a total annual budget averaging approximately $10 million. As an administrator, he has been instrumental in facilitating over $50 million in support for research faculty members at WVU. The NRCCE has developed financial and administrative management expertise to coordinate the efforts of faculty researchers working on joint programs.

In his earlier career as an active faculty member and researcher, Bajura’s research interests included fluid dynamics and energy processes. His professional service included leadership in the Fluids Engineering Division of ASME where he also served as vice president for the Basic Engineering Technical Group, representing one-sixth of the ASME membership and over 40 percent of the society’s technical programs. He is currently active on the ASME Energy Committee, and is a member of the National Coal Council, the Coal Utilization Research Council (CURC), the Pittsburgh Coal Conference Advisory Board, and the Washington Coal Club Board of Directors. He is the group leader for the fuels program on the CURC Technical Committee for developing a technology road map for coal R&D programs. He serves as a technical program coordinator for WVU programs under the US-China Clean Energy Research Center.

William A. Davis, National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium Director

William "Bill" Davis, NAFTC Director

Phone: 304-293-7882

Expertise:

  • Alternative Fuel Vehicles
  • Electric Drive Vehicles
  • Natural Gas Vehicles
  • Hydrogen Powered Vehicles
  • Biodiesel
  • Alternative Fuels
  • Ethanol
  • Propane Vehicles
  • Automotive Technician Training
  • First Responder Training
  • Clean Energy
  • Alternative Energy

Bill Davis is the director of the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC). He has been with the NAFTC for 14 years. He has managed funding of more than $25 million and was instrumental in the establishment of a new national headquarters operation and training facility, the growth of the NAFTC headquarters from four personnel to 20, and the expansion of membership from 18 to its current size.

He is a graduate of the US Army Combined Arms Staff and Service. Davis served with the US Army for 16 years, attaining the rank of major, serving as company commander, support operations officer, and US Army Armor School Branch chief. Prior to returning to WVU, he worked with the Saudi Arabian National Guard (SANG) as a curriculum development specialist and worked in sales and customer service for years.

Davis earned a BA in secondary education from WVU in 1978. He has completed more than 15 hours of graduate course work in curriculum and development and education theory and applications and is pursuing an MA in adult education and training.

Davis has more than 30 years of professional leadership experience in military and civilian careers. He has been involved in education and training for more than 25 years, having been named instructor of the Quarter at the United States Army Armor School. He has conducted trainings and presentations, both in the United States and abroad, on alternative fuels, advanced technology vehicles, and adult non-traditional education.

He has contributed numerous alternative fuel vehicle articles to newsletter and other electronic publications. He was the author of Management and Operational Procedures Training  and Curriculum Development, Saudi Arabian National Guard, 1991 and US Army Armor Reference Data, US Army Armor Center and Ft. Knox, 1989.

Friends and colleagues say that Davis is an excellent dancer, particularly when the two-step is involved!

Joseph Donovan, Hydrogeology Research Center Director

Joseph Donovan, HRC Director

Phone: 304-293-9803

Expertise:

  • Hydrology
  • Geology
  • Grant Writing

Dr. Joseph J. Donovan serves as director of the Hydrogeology Research Center at the West Virginia Water Research Institute. He graduated cum laude from Penn State University with a BS in geography and a minor in geology. He went on to earn his MS and PhD in geosciences from McGill University and Penn State University, respectively.

Donovan started working in the field as a Hydrologist for the US Geological Survey while he was a PhD candidate at Penn State. He then came to WVU where he served as a professor of geology for more than 10 years.

Donovan has published in numerous scholarly journals like Environmental Geosciences and Environmental and Engineering Geosciences. He was also recently awarded a research grant through MSHA and NTTC.

He enjoys traveling, particularly to Hawaii. He is also an avid mountain biker.

Lucas Elser, FOCUS WV ExpertiseManager

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Phone: 304-293-6990

Expertise:

  • Brownfields Redevelopment
  • Community and Economic Development
  • Grant Writing
  • Project Management
  • Community Visioning

Lucas Elser, CEcD, manages the FOCUS (Foundations for Overcoming Challenges and Utilizing Strengths) WV program. He also assists communities and local governments in identifying, securing, and redeveloping brownfields; creating and promoting redevelopment resources; and securing funding to further develop the Northern West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Center’s redevelopment programs.

Elser moved to West Virginia in 2007 as an AmeriCorps VISTA working with the Appalachian Coal County Team (ACCT) and community watershed non-profits across Appalachia. While with the ACCT, Lucas served as the team training coordinator, organizing regional watershed trainings, and as the VISTA leader, assisting in the development of new VISTA projects and supporting active VISTAs in the field. Elser holds a BA in psychology and philosophy from the State University of New York at Geneseo.

Jennifer Hause, West Virginia Water Research Institute Program Manager

Jennifer Hause, WVWRI Program Manager

Phone: 304-293-7003

Expertise:

  • Domestic Wastewater Treatment
  • Drinking Water Treatment
  • Environmental Monitoring and Shale Gas Development
  • Watershed Management
  • Surface Water Monitoring
  • Project Management

Jennifer Hause grew up in rural West Virginia, in the heart of coal country. She earned her BS in civil engineering in 1991 and her MS in civil engineering in 1997. Both degrees were earned at WVU. Jennifer specializes in environmental engineering and water resources.

When Hause first came to the NRCCE, she worked as an engineering scientist. In 2010, she took on the position of program manager for the West Virginia Water Research Institute. She has attended numerous training session and holds many certifications and licenses for working with rural water systems and disaster relief.

Hause has served on the West Virginia Sewage Advisory Board, the EPA Strategic Planning Committee for Decentralized Wasterwater Management, and the Water Environment Federation Small Community Committee.

In her spare time, Hause enjoys spending time with her family and being outside.

 

Carl Irwin, Industries of the Future-West Virginia Director

Carl Irwin, IOF-WV Director

Phone: 304-293-7318

Expertise:

  • TransTech Energy (TTE refers to transition technologies, strategies, apps and software that move us along the pathway to a lower carbon, industrially competitive, sustainable economy of the future.)
  • Cross-Cutting Technology
  • National Research Center for Coal and Energy
  • Steel Production
  • Polymer Recycling of End-of-Life Electronics
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Polymer Production
  • Industries of the Future
  • Alcohol Fuels
  • Glass Manufacturing
  • Chemical Production
  • Metal Casting Industries
  • Forest Products
  • Aluminum Production
  • Electricity Deregulation
  • Carbon Products

Science was inevitable for Dr. Carl Irwin. He was influenced by a childhood fascination in model planes and mechanical things. His grandfather, an architect, sparked his interest in mathematics and engineering. He followed his mathematical and mechanical leanings to Auburn University where he earned a degree in aeronautical engineering while working at Lockheed Aircraft Company. He moved on to work at Oakridge National Laboratory before earning his PhD in mathematics from Emory University.

He joined the faculty at West Virginia University in 1983 as a professor of mathematics. During a sabbatical year, he participated in energy research at Stanford University and the United States Department of Energy office in Morgantown.

Irwin has played a leadership role at NRCCE and its predecessor, the Energy and Water Research Center, since 1986. He has developed several programs to promote the efficient and sustainable production and use of energy including The Carbon Products Consortium, the Electric Industry Research Group, and perhaps most notably, Industries of the Future-West Virginia (IOF-WV). IOF-WV advances energy efficiency and what Irwin calls “TranTech energy technologies” through interdisciplinary research, assessment, and business development projects.

Established in 1997 in partnership with Jeff Herholdt, director of the West Virginia Division of Energy, IOF-WV was the nation’s first state-level program of its kind and was a model on which other states built similar programs. IOF-WV partners with federal and state agencies as well as aluminum, steel, glass, chemicals, polymer, forest/wood products, metal casting, and technology industries in the state to help them save millions in energy costs.

Irwin says that TransTech energy research and business development are the keys to building a sustainable and economically vibrant future. An avid runner, cyclist, swimmer, and kayaker, he values outdoor spaces and believes that TransTech energy solutions will preserve the environment for future generations to enjoy.

In his spare time, Irwin competes in triathlons—often placing in or winning his age group—and spends time with his two grandsons.

Patrick Kirby, Northern West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Center Director

Patrick Kirby, NWVBAC Director

Phone: 304-293-6984

Expertise:

  • Brownfields Redevelopment Projects
  • Environmental Consulting
  • Community and Economic Development
  • Grant Writing

Patrick Kirby, MA, serves as director of the Northern West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Center. He is responsible for identifying and developing brownfields projects in the 33 northern counties of West Virginia. Kirby previously worked as a Program Manager and Environmental Technician for an environmental consulting firm. He holds a BS in Political and Environmental Science and an MS in Policy Analysis from Shepherd University.

Kirby had developed community-based brownfields programs which have resulted in $917,000 of Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation support over 4 years. The majority of this funding was reinvested into community brownfields projects, leveraging more than $7 million in federal, state, and private investment dollars.

Kirby serves as the state brownfields liaison with the West Virginia Development Office. In 2009, Kirby received the Governor’s Environmental Partner Award. In 2011, Kirby was recognized as one of West Virginia’s “Top 40 Under 40” by the West Virginia State Journal. Kirby co-chairs the West Virginia Brownfields Conference Planning Committee and serves as an ex-officio member of numerous local brownfields task forces throughout West Virginia.

 

 

Judy Moore, National Alternative Fuels Training Center Assistant Director of Communications

Judy Moore, NAFTC Assistant Director of Communications

Phone: 304-293-7882

Expertise:

  • Alternative Fuel Vehicles
  • Electric Drive Vehicles
  • Natural Gas Vehicles
  • Hydrogen Powered Vehicles
  • Biodiesel
  • Alternative Fuels
  • Ethanol
  • Propane Vehicles
  • Alternative Fuel Vehicle Training
  • Automotive Technician Training
  • Fleet Management Training
  • First Responder Training
  • Clean Energy
  • Alternative Energy
  • Alternative Fuel Vehicle Curriculum Development
  • Alternative Fuel Vehicle Workforce Education

Judy Moore has served as the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium’s (NAFTC) assistant director of Communications and Outreach since 2005. She provides leadership in creative direction, media relations, and management for the Consortium’s communications, marketing, education, and outreach teams.

She is the coordinator of National Alternative Fuel Vehicle Day Odyssey and has been instrumental in its continued growth to include 152 sites, more than 250,000 attendees, and over 200 million reached in 2012. Moore is also the principal investigator and project coordinator of the  US DOE’s Clean Cities Learning Program and the communications lead for the Advanced Electric Drive Vehicle Education Program.

Moore earned a BFA in digital design/visual communications from American InterContinental University and an MS in integrated marketing communications from West Virginia University. She is also a graduate and continuing participant of the WVU Mountaineer Leadership Academy.

She has more than 30 years of experience in marketing and communications. Prior to working with NAFTC, Moore served as executive assistant to the Chairman of the Board of Bright Enterprises–the parent company of Bright Investments, Land Use Corporation, Bright Coal Company, and the Elk River Railroad, where she also acted as vice president. After leaving Bright Enterprises, she was employed by RMC Industries as the customer sales and service manager. She has also worked as a self-employed marketing and communications coordinator/designer.

Moore serves as the editor of the NAFTC eNews, a quarterly electronic publication that reports on top industry news. She also has assisted in the development of numerous NAFTC alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicle curriculum and workshop materials and has authored and co-authored a number of articles for industry newsletters and publications.

Melissa O’Neal, West Virginia Water Research Institute Program Manager

Melissa O'Neal, WVWRI Program Manager

Phone: 304-293-7006

Expertise:

  • Water Sample Collection
  • Watershed Health
  • Water Quality Monitoring
  • Grant Writing

Melissa O’Neal’s interest in science began at an early age, exploring the woods and creeks around her home in South-Central Pennsylvania. “I’ve always been interested in the natural processes that surround us, so pursuing a degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Resources was a natural fit.” She earned her BS in Wildlife and Fisheries from WVU in 2011.

O’Neal joined the NRCCE in 2008 after working with the Office of Surface Mining’s VISTA program on the Youghiogheny River. The experience she gained in water sample collection, understanding the health of watersheds, and the need for water quality monitoring helped her land the position of Environmental Technician with the WVWRI. “Through this position, I have had the privilege to work on a variety of different projects and further my career. From collecting GPS coordinates in Dolly Sods, to collecting water quality samples in the southern WV coalfields, to establishing and managing a multi-state  water monitoring project (Three Rivers QUEST), being involved with WVWRI has been a great experience.”

In her spare time, O’Neal enjoys hiking, kayaking, scuba diving, and geocaching. Her favorite activity, however, is spending time with her family and dogs.

Doug Patchen, Resource Extraction Division Director

Doug Patchen, Resource Extraction Division Director

Phone: 304-293-6216

Expertise:

  • Shale Gas
  • Marcellus
  • Utica
  • Natural Gas
  • Petroleum

Dr. Doug Patchen thought he would study history. But, like many college students, he changed his mind. He chose geology instead because, “Understanding geology helps make sense of what happens on the surface.” Four decades later, he is a recognized authority on energy resources in Appalachia.

After receiving his PhD in geology from Syracuse University, Patchen accepted a position with the West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey (WVGES), eventually becoming the state’s chief geologist. In 1990, NRCCE Director Richard Bajura approached the WVGES with a request for Patchen to serve as director of NRCCE’s newly-formed Appalachian Oil and Natural Gas Research Consortium (AONGRC). The two-year arrangement turned into a decades-long relationship that led to the establishment of the Appalachian Regional Lead Organization of the Petroleum Technology Transfer Council (PTTC) and participation in the Zero Emission Research and Technology Center (ZERT) of Montana State University.

The programs’ efforts help promote the “supply of needed energy while keeping costs down and being environmentally responsible.”

Under the AONGRC, Patchen directed research that resulted in The Atlas of Major Appalachian Gas Plays and the Geologic Play Book for Trenton-Black River Appalachian Basin Exploration. Recently, he coordinated the Jacksonburg-Stringtown Project–a reservoir characterization and heterogeneity study of oil in northwestern West Virginia.

Under the PTTC, Patchen has organized more than 125 workshops in seven states. These workshops transfer the results of research to independent oil and gas producers for use in gas plays such as the Marcellus and Utica.

Working with students has been his greatest reward. “I have the opportunity to show students how geology and engineering can be combined to solve energy problems.”

In 2008, Patchen received the John T. Galey Memorial Award of the Eastern Section American Association of Petroleum Geologists, its highest honor. In 2009, he was inducted as an honorary member of the Appalachian Geological Society in recognition of a remarkable career spanning 43 years of service to the State of West Virginia.

Patchen retired from the WVGES in 2009 but maintains his position with the NRCCE through the WVU Research Corporation. He continues to speak at regional and national seminars to inform landowners, researchers, industry professionals, and policy makers about the benefits and risks of oil and gas drilling.

Patchen is a passionate soccer enthusiast and provided a great deal of time and energy into the development of soccer in the Morgantown area. He even helped with the creation of the MESA fields. He is a huge basketball fan–women’s and men’s. He and his wife adopted two children and are active in their church.

Micheal F. Smyth, National Alternative Fuels Training Center Assistant Director

Micheal Smyth, NAFTC Assistant Director

Phone: 304-293-7882

Expertise:

  • Alternative Fuel Vehicles
  • Electric Drive Vehicles
  • Natural Gas Vehicles
  • Hydrogen Powered Vehicles
  • Biodiesel
  • Alternative Fuels
  • Ethanol
  • Propane Vehicles
  • Alternative Fuel Vehicle Training
  • Automotive Technician Training
  • Fleet Management Training
  • First Responder Training
  • Clean Energy
  • Alternative Energy
  • Alternative Fuel Vehicle Curriculum Development
  • Alternative Fuel Vehicle Workforce Education

Mike Smyth maintains curriculum development and training coordination and collaboration with the National Training Centers (NTC) of the NAFTC, NRCCE, WVU, industry trade organizations, and other organizations that interact, directly or indirectly, with the NAFTC. He is also responsible for planning and coordinating NAFTC training and curriculum development activities, including management of daily operations.

Prior to working with the NAFTC, Smyth was the Learning Center manager with West Virginia University Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center (HSC). Smyth worked directly with technology, instructional design, lecture recording, graduate assistants and work study staff, computer labs, and as a liaison for the WVU HSC Library director for online library resources. He was also responsible for designing and implementing physical and technological structures for a multimillion dollar learning center at the Health Sciences Center.

Smyth earned his Microsoft Certified System Administrator W2K certification from Fairmont State University in 2003. He has more than 15 years of experience in program and project management centered on information technology consultation, education, and development.

Smyth has authored and co-authored numerous alternative fuel vehicle articles, newsletters, and other electronic publications. He has also given presentations and participated in roundtable discussions at conferences across the nation.

Carrie Staton, Northern West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Center WV Redevelopment Collaborative Coordinator

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Phone: 304-293-7071

Expertise:

  • Community engagement
  • Event Planning
  • Grant Writing
  • Community Development
  • Program Development
  • Multi-disciplinary Collaboration

Carrie Staton coordinates multidisciplinary teams that provide West Virginia communities with expertise and guidance to move a specific project to the next step in the redevelopment process. The WV Redevelopment Collaborative enhances the capacity for community and economic development on complex projects in West Virginia communities.

“When I was doing my graduate work at the WVU Department of Public Administration, my capstone assignment included a project with the Northern West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Center (NWVBAC). I spent a semester conducting research on brownfields inventories across the country and got to know a lot about the Center and its misson. I also had the chance to work with the director, Patrick Kirby. Upon completion of my project, Patrick mentioned to me that there would be some jobs available at the Center in the coming months, and I was excited when one of those jobs matched my interest and background. I was interviewed and hired to run a new program at the Center–the West Virginia Redevelopment Collaborative (WVRC)—in 2011.”

In addition to leading the Collaborative, Staton researches and develops additional resources for distribution to communities, including grant writing assistance. “My work with communities across the state is helping to turn blighted and abandoned property into assets for communities. Without the work of the WVRC, many communities would not have the capacity to complete complex projects to maximize the economic, environmental, and social benefit of development on brownfield properties.”

Staton has experience in fundraising, parks revitalization, youth leadership development, affordable housing, and community development. She holds a BA in Nonprofit Administration from Bethany College and a Master of Public Administration from West Virginia University. She is a member of the Public Administration Theory Network (PAT-Net) and the Mary Parker Follett Network.

Staton is an avid reader–always looking for new ideas, books, and articles on community development. As an alumnus of the WVU Department of Public Administration, she continues to work closely with professors in the program.

Richard Turton, AVESTAR Center Manager

Richard Turton, AVESTAR Center Manager

Phone: 304-293-6277

Expertise:

  • Process Systems Simulation and Optimization
  • Development of Steady State and Dynamic Models of Power Plants and Associated Process Units
  • Operator Training and Immersive Training Systems
  • Chemical Engineering Education

Dr. Richard Turton has been a professor at WVU for 28 years and is the lead author of a textbook on process analysis, synthesis and design of chemical processes. Prior to joining WVU, he worked in construction and engineering industries for 5 years. Over the last 6 years, he has led a research team in the development of steady state and dynamic models of power plants and associated process units.

Turton holds a BSc in Chemical Engineering from the University of Nottingham England and an MS and PhD, both in Chemical Engineering, from Oregon State University. Currently, he is the manager of the AVESTAR Center at the NRCCE and a professor of chemical engineering at WVU. In 2012, he was awarded the Russell and Ruth Bolton WVU Professorship for Outstanding Teaching, adding another award to his long list of acknowledgements for excellence in teaching.

In his spare time, Turton enjoys traveling, reading, watching movies, playing golf, and model railroading.

Trina K. Wafle, NRCCE Deputy Director

Trina Wafle, NRCCE Deputy Director

Phone: 304-293-6038

Expertise:

  • Leadership
  • Strategic Planning
  • Technical Communication
  • Shale Gas Initiative
  • Grant Writing
  • Energy Development

Trina K. Wafle, whose first love is literature, became interested in science “by osmosis.” Her father, a mechanical engineer, influenced her interest in energy and encouraged her to consider technical writing as a career. She worked her way through college as a technical writer/editor for Westinghouse and then for West Virginia Network for Education Telecomputing (WVNET) until her graduation with a cum laude degree in English from WVU in December, 1982.

In the summer of ’83, she joined NRCCE’s original predecessor, the Energy Research Center, as a writer/editor for the $1.3 million program. Wafle helped the organization grow to the present-day NRCCE, which attracts more than $15 million for projects conducted by faculty across the University. She has held leadership positions in several NRCCE programs in addition to her dual roles as Deputy Director for NRCCE and Director of NRCCE Communications.

Her greatest pleasure is helping faculty to write award-winning proposals and feature stories that help the public understand the value of WVU’s energy and environmental research.

She is proud of West Virginia’s historic contributions to energy and science. “Few people know that West Virginia is a source of not only energy, but also of technology. The mural by Robert Lepper that hangs in our lobby communicates how important—even central—West Virginia has been to this nation in developing energy, chemicals, manufacturing, glass, steel, and other industries.These industries flourished because of the state’s abundant, affordable energy.”

“Energy is at a crossroads now, in large part because of environmental issues.” Wafle sees the NRCCE in the middle of that intersection: facilitating a scientific creative process to link existing systems with new technologies that help the economy by lowering energy costs, while protecting the environment. She believes that through the integration of disciplines–the hallmark of NRCCE–West Virginia University is uniquely positioned to pave the way to a bright future.

In her spare time, Wafle enjoy ice skating, dancing, and reading. “I love to bring literary lessons to life; I can see parallels between my work and what I’m reading.” Her favorite part of working at NRCCE is having the ability to work with faculty. ” I love to listen to their new ideas about how they want to solve problems!”

Paul Ziemkiewicz, West Virginia Water Research Institute Director

Paul Ziemkiewicz, WVWRI Director

Phone: 304-293-6958

Expertise:

  • Watershed
  • Water
  • Mining
  • Shale Gas
  • Energy
  • Environmental Technology
  • Drainage
  • Environment
  • Surface and Groundwater
  • AMD
  • Coal Combustion Residues
  • Acid Mine Drainage
  • Site Reclamation

At an early age, Dr. Paul Ziemkiewicz was steeped in curiosity about how the world worked. He learned that science, particularly the scientific method, could provide rational answers to his questions about the environment. “It’s a set of skills that allow a person to seperate fact from fiction.” Growing up in the Appalachian Mountains of Western Pennsylvania provided him many opportunities to discover facts about nature.

Ziemkiewicz joined in the Energy and Water Research Center—NRCCE’s predecessor—in 1988 as a Program Coordinator. Later that year, he became Director of the new National Mine Land Reclamation Center. In 1991, he led the reorganization of the water and environmental research programs into the West Virginia Water Research Institute (WVWRI).

As director of WVWRI, Ziemkiewicz responsibilities focus on addressing high priority environmental issues by developing research opportunities, assembling and managing research teams, and responding to the needs of sponsors. In addition to his research roles, he serves on both state and federal policy advisory committees focusing on energy and water. Ziemkiewicz is a member of the West Virginia Acid Mine Drainage Task Force, the Eastern Mine Drainage Federal Consortium, the West Virginia Special Reclamation Trust Fund Advisory Council, and the Ohio River Basin Water Availability and Management Work Group.

He holds a BS in biology and an MS in range ecology from Utah State University and a PhD in forest ecology from the University of British Columbia.

True to his roots, Ziemkiewicz has quite the taste for adventure—often engaging in what his co-workers have heard him call “die-like-a-man activities.” Whether he is trail running, mountain biking, or even deep-sea kayaking, the environmental issues that affect Appalachia and our entire planet surround him. He is intent on finding solutions to efficient energy production technology, revitalizing communities, and protecting the environment. For his efforts, Ziemkiewicz received the E.M. Watkin Award in 1985 for Outstanding Contribution to the Betterment of Land Reclamation in Canada, presented by the Canadian Reclamation Association. In 2005, he received the Environmental Conservation Distinguished Service Award, presented by the Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration.

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