【时间】：14:30-16:30; Friday, Sept. 12, 2014
Prof. Wiltowski will concentrate on the required energy research that will help to solve so called “energy dilemma”. To do this, we need to develop advanced technology, innovative public policy, and enlightened consumer choice. Innovation and commercialization cycles in the energy industry are long. To guarantee energy supplies in the future, it is necessary to continue improving traditional technologies and promote new processes. Technology must advance clean coal technologies and carbon chemical sequestration. Public policies and requirements must fuel research, regulate efficiency, reduce environmental impact, and facilitate distributed generation. Lastly, the consuming public must make decisions informed by facts and the realization that we are all in this together.
Dr. Tomasz S. Wiltowski received his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Institute of Catalysis and Surface Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences in 1983. Then he was Postdoctoral Fellow, Molecular Science Program from 1985 to 1988, and an Associate Scientist, Molecular Science Program from 1988 to 1993 at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL 62901, USA. He was Visiting Associate Professor (1998-2001), Visiting Assistant Professor (1993-1997), Associate Professor (2003-2006) of Mechanical Engineering and Energy Processes, SIUC at Carbondale, IL. From 2006, he is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Energy Processes, SIUC at Carbondale, IL.
He is Associate Director (1997-2011), Interim Director (2011-2012), Director (2012-present) of Coal Research Center, SIUC, IL USA. He has published over 69 research papers and is the author or coauthor of 4 books. He has been authorized 3 patents.
His interests and specialties includes coal transformation and characterization, coal gasification, alternative energy sources, hydrogen production from coal, catalytic conversion of hydrocarbons and alcohols to hydrogen, fuel cells, nanomaterials synthesis and characterization, applications of nanomaterials in energy processes.