We are pleased to announce the upcoming seminar by Thomas Degnan (ND ’73), Manager of Breakthrough and Leads Generation at ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company, and Member of the College of Engineering Advisory Council and cSEND Alumni Advisory Board. The presentation focuses on energy demand to the year 2040, with particular emphasis on the increasing needs of the power generation and transportation sectors. It also examines how rising demand will be met from the various energy sources available, including fossil fuels, nuclear power and renewable energies. It also provides insight to the challenge of meeting growing energy needs while significantly mitigating greenhouse global carbon dioxide emissions.
Tom received his B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Notre Dame, a Ph.D.in the same discipline from the University of Delaware, and an M.B.A. in Finance from the University of Minnesota. He spent four years in 3M’s Central Research organization in St. Paul, MN before moving to Mobil Research and Development in 1980. Tom has spent most of his career in exploratory process development, catalysis,catalyst development, and research management working for Mobil and now ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company. He is presently Manager, New Leads Generation and Breakthrough Technologies and is located at ExxonMobil’s Clinton, NJ facility.
He is a member of the North American Catalysis Society, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, the American Chemical Society and the Research and Development Council of New Jersey.