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Gas CanThe following University of Miami faculty experts are available to comment on the issues related to fuel cell technology and alternative energy:

NOTE: Several of the faculty experts listed below are conduct their research as part of the Hydrogen Fuel Cell Project, located within the College of Engineering. For more information visit the website at http://umsis.miami.edu/~scadavid/



Alternative Energy Engineering/ Fuel Cells
Hongtan Liu
Hongtan Liu, Ph.D., associate professor of mechanical engineering and director of the Dorgan solar lab in the UM College of Engineering, focuses his research on fuel cells, solar energy and hydrogen energy technology. Dr. Liu is available to discuss the technical aspects and useful applications of fuel cell technology.
Phone: 305-284-2019
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Ramarathnam Narashimhan, “Dr. Ram” Ph.D., research assistant professor of mechanical engineering and associate dean of the College of Engineering, focuses his research on computational fluid mechanics and waste management. Dr. Ram is available to discuss various aspects of alternative fuel technology.
Phone: 305-284-3100
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Michael R. Swain, Ph.D., associate professor and associate chair in the department of mechanical engineering, focuses his research on alternative fuels and internal combustion engines. Dr. Swain is available to discuss the different types of alternative fuels available and their applications.
Phone: 305-284-3329
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T. NejatT. Nejat Veziroglu, Ph.D., professor of mechanical engineering at the College of Engineering, is a world-expert on hydrogen energy and environment. He focuses his research on hydrogen energy, and environmental and economical problems related to the forthcoming conversion to Hydrogen Economy during this century. Dr. Veziroglu is available to discuss various aspects of hydrogen energy technology and issues related to energy and the environment.
Note: Dr. Viziroglu is presently on sabbatical in Turkey and can be reached via e-mail. Please contact the University of Miami Media Relations office at 305-284-1601 for assistance in contacting him by phone.
Phone: 305-284-4666
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Carl Snyder, Ph.D., professor of chemistry, UM College of Arts and Science, can discuss the chemical component of gasoline additives and why they are costly to consumers. He is also available to discuss the chemical differences between grades of gas.
Phone: 305-284- 6111
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Political & Economic Conditions

Jorge Piñon, senior research associate, University of Miami, former president of Amoco Oil Latin America, with 30 years of experience in international energy market. He can speak on world oil prices, and world supply-demand issues, as well as local market conditions.
Phone: 305-284-2822
Cell: 305-926-6910
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