Join green|spaces for the first lunch and learn of 2018! It is on more of a serious note and came highly recommended to us by others in the industry so you don't want to miss this presentation!
Dr. James Dillard will give a presentation on the “Political and Economic Ramifications of Petroleum Dependency” with an emphasis on “green” projects that will help decrease the adverse impacts of petroleum dependency. Dr. Dillard will summarize the process of oil production in the United States from the first simple well drilled in 1859, to the controversial use of hydro-fracking in current production wells. The Hubbert’s Peak theory will be discussed and how fracking impacts the theory. With this knowledge of our past and present petroleum production, the need to immediately build “green” alternatives will be discussed.
Dr. Dillard earned his B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Arizona and Doctorate in Analytical Chemistry from North Carolina State University. He continued his research interest as a post-doctoral fellow at Colorado State University. After his post-doc, Dr. Dillard joined the Tennessee Valley Authority and held several technical and laboratory management positions throughout the valley. During a break in service from TVA, he served as the technical director and the laboratory manager for IT Corporation’s radio-analytical laboratory in Oak Ridge, TN. Dr. Dillard is a member of Sigma Xi (the Scientific Research Honor Society) and the American Chemical Society. He has served ACS as Chair for both the Wilson Dam Section and the Chattanooga Section. Dr. Dillard has several publications in Analytical Chemistry and has presented papers at national and international conferences.