Carnegie Mellon Press Releases

Back to Press Releases

Carnegie Mellon News Service Home Page

Carnegie Mellon Today

8 1/2 x 11 News

News Clips

Web News Stories

Calendar of Events

Press Release

Chriss Swaney

For immediate release:
April 15, 2005

Carnegie Mellon Appoints National Energy Expert To Develop New Strategies for Making Gas from Coal

PITTSBURGH—Carnegie Mellon University has appointed William G. Rosenberg as Professor of the Practice to head a new university research initiative designed to help develop the strategies to implement new coal technologies that could result in lower natural gas prices. His appointment is effective today.

Rosenberg, who is a senior fellow at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, will direct a new gasification initiative co-sponsored by Carnegie Mellon's Engineering and Public Policy (EPP) Department and the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Kennedy School. He will also be working closely with the Carnegie Mellon Electricity Industry Center (CEIC).

"All of us at the EPP Department are enthusiastic about having Bill Rosenberg here to stimulate our thinking and help us make coal gasification a reality in the United States," said Granger Morgan, head of Carnegie Mellon's EPP Department and a co-director of the CEIC. "We believe the combination of our technical and analytical skills with his commercial and political experience make for an unbeatable combination."

For more than a decade, Rosenberg has been a leader in national environmental and energy policy development, including the gasification of coal and biomass.

Rosenberg's career includes extensive work in the public service sector, business, law and academia. He was chairman of the Michigan Public Service Commission and served as an assistant administrator of the Federal Energy Administration for Energy Resource Development in the Ford Administration. He also served as an assistant administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency for Air and Radiation during the enactment and implementation of the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments. His business experience spans a broad swath of activities, including real estate development, venture capital investment and extensive consulting work involving energy and environmental policy. He holds a B.A. from Syracuse University and an M.B.A. and J.D. from Columbia University. He resides in Cary, N.C., with his wife, Pam.


Other Carnegie Mellon News || Carnegie Mellon Home