Joseph D. Smith
Director, Energy Research and Development Center
Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA
His current research interests focus on developing Hybrid Energy Systems which combine legacy energy (coal, gas, nuclear) with renewable energy (solar, wind, geothermal). He also conducts research on developing commercial scale processes to recover unconventional hydrocarbons including oil sands/oil shale. Dr. Smith was part of the design team to develop the Dow Chemical Coal Gasification technology (now ConocoPhillips E-GAS) and has founded and led two startup companies to provide engineering services to the petrochemical and fossil power industries.