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Donald Fosnacht

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Professional title

Associate Director/Initiative Director - Renewable Energy

Bio

Donald Fosnacht is an Associate Director and Initiative Director for Renewable Energy.   His academic training includes metallurgical engineering, mineral engineering, and applied chemistry.  He has broad managerial experience obtained in leading a consulting firm and as an executive at the former Inland Steel Company.   He is a seasoned technical manager with 38 years of experience in managing and directing research and technology development programs. He has been trained in project management, total quality management, continuous improvement processes along with various statistical tools and methodologies. He consults with various clients on business improvement specializing in yield and profitability enhancement and cost reduction. He teaches courses related to iron and steel manufacturing and the economics of steel production through the Platts Group.  His current focus is converting biomass into solid biofuels and in assessing various energy storage and production methods.

Background

Honorary Degree Metallurgical Engineering, University of Missouri-Rolla, 1995
Ph.D. Metallurgical Engineering, University of Missouri-Rolla, 1978
MS Mineral Engineering, Columbia University, Henry Krumb School of Mines, 1975
BS Mineral Engineering, Columbia University, Henry Krumb School of Mines, 1974
BS Chemistry, Pre-Engineering, MacMurray College, 1973