STEVE BAXLEY, P.E., is manager of research and development efforts related to renewable, storage, and distributed generation technologies at Southern Company (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org). Previously, he was a senior engineering manager at Applied Research Associates, Inc., where he directed RD&D in support of the U.S. Dept. of Defense. He holds patents for technologies related to energy and water, and he has received a national award from the Society of American Military Engineers for the development of a novel renewable jet fuel production process. Baxley earned a BS in chemistry and MS in civil and environmental engineering from Florida State Univ.
KYLE BRINKMAN, PhD, has been an associate professor in the Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering at Clemson Univ since 2014 (161 Sirrine Hall, Clemson, SC 29634; Phone: (864) 656-1405; Email: email@example.com). He previously worked for the U.S. Dept. of Energy’s (DOE’s) Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) and was a fellow of the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science. Brinkman has received the Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society (TMS) Young Leaders International Scholar Award (2015); the American Ceramics Society (ACERS) Professional Achievement in Ceramic Engineering (PACE) Award (2015); the Clemson Univ. College of Engineering and Science Outstanding Young Alumni Award (2015); the DOE-Nuclear Energy (NE) Fuel Cycle R&D Early Career Researcher Award (2013); and the SRNL Laboratory Director’s Early Career Exceptional Achievement Award (2011). He received a BS in chemical engineering and an MS in materials science and engineering from Clemson Univ., and a PhD in materials science and engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Lausanne in Switzerland (EPFL).