Welcome To Ocean Geothermal Energy Foundation
OGEF is a team of top experts in the geothermal energy, geology, geophysics and turbines. Each person on our team is highly respected in their fields. We are doing the research and development to put the earth’s vast geothermal resources to work replacing coal, natural gas, oil and nuclear for generating electricity. Help us keep our experts working on ocean geothermal energy.
Meet Our Team
Education: Ph.D., Stanford University, 1990
Research Interests: Solid oxide fuel cells, gas separation membranes, solid-state gas sensors, electrocatalytic conversion of CH4, post-combustion reduction of NOx.
Background: Eric Wachsman, an expert on solid oxide fuel cells, is the University of Maryland Energy Research Center’s first director. Before joining the University of Maryland, he spearheaded the creation of the Florida Institute on Sustainable Energy at the University of Florida, and served as a senior scientist at SRI International.
Wachsman has focused his career on developing advanced, efficient, energy conversion devices and technologies. His research is on ionic transport in solids and the heterogeneous electrocatalysis at their surface. This research includes the development of solid oxide fuel cells, gas separation membranes, solid-state gas sensors, the electrocatalytic conversion of CH4, and the post-combustion reduction of NOx using advanced ion conducting materials.
Wachsman is a Fellow of the Electrochemical Society (ECS) and the past chair of the High Temperature Materials Division of ECS. He is the editor-in-chief of “Ionics” and former associate editor of the Journal of the American Ceramic Society. He has more than 140 publications and eight patents on ionic and electronic transport in ceramics, their catalytic properties, and device performance.
Wachsman is also a frequently-invited panelist on fuel cell and hydrogen energy research, ranging from the U.S. Department of Energy “Fuel Cell Report to Congress” and “Basic Research Needs Related to High Temperature Electrochemical Devices for Hydrogen Production, Storage and Use,” to the National Science Foundation “Workshop on Fundamental Research Needs in Ceramics,” NATO “Mixed Ionic-Electronic Conducting (MIEC) Perovskites for Advanced Energy Systems,” and the National Academies’ “Global Dialogues on Emerging Science and Technologies.”
John Newman is the former chair of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of California, Berkeley. His research interests include: analysis and design of electrochemical systems; measurement of transport and thermodynamic properties of electrochemical materials; and renewable energy.
Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of California, 1963.
M.S., Chemical Engineering, University of California, 1962.
B.S., Chemical Engineering, Northwestern University, 1960, with highest distinction.
2011-2014 Chief Engineer, Solar Fuels Institute, RTI, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina
2011-2016 Professor of the Graduate School, University of California, Berkeley
1970-2010. Professor of chemical engineering
1967-1970. Associate professor
1963-1967. Assistant professor
1978-2010. Faculty senior scientist, Environmental Energy Technologies Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
Arun Raju’s work at the Center for Environmental Research and Technology at UC Riverside focuses on renewable fuels, energy systems analysis including techno-economic and life cycle analysis, CO2 utilization, and optimization of energy conversion pathways. He is currently Director of the Center for Renewable Natural gas (CRNG) at UCR. He has a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from UC Riverside with a focus on gasification and related processes. He has experience in research related to synthetic fuels and chemicals production, and power generation via thermochemical pathways, including waste to energy processes. Before joining the Center for Environmental Research and Technology, Arun was the Director of Research at Viresco Energy, LLC and later served as the Director of Technology Development at Combustion Associates, Inc.