Dr. Richard Knight’s Research Acknowledged in U.S. Energy Secretary Speech

Published on Wednesday June 28, 2006

The research of Dr. Richard Knight and Chemical and Biological Engineering Professor Dr. Raj Mutharasan was noted in an address by U.S. Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman during the 17th Annual Energy Efficiency Forum held at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. on June 15, 2006.  Bodman cited the research of Knight and Mutharasan, who were responsible for Drexel's part of a collaboration with Aleris International, Apogee Technology, and the U.S. Department of Energy. The research focused on the design of aluminum melting furnaces that cut energy use in half and reduces emissions by 80 percent. The speech was syndicated to the Student Operated Press Web site, which can be found at http://www.thesop.org/index.php?id=1104

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