Dr. H. L. (Lee) Dodds is IBM Professor of Engineering and Department Head, Emeritus, in the University of Tennessee Nuclear Engineering (UTNE) Department. He joined UTNE in 1976 after working for the DuPont Company at the Savannah River Laboratory for six years. He began serving as UTNE Department Head in early 1997 and led the department to a top ten national ranking by U.S. News and World Report. He also previously worked at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Dr. Dodds has served as a consultant to the U.S. Department of Energy and several American, Canadian, and Dutch research institutes and companies. He currently serves on the External Advisory Boards for the nuclear engineering programs at Ohio State University, Virginia Commonwealth University, and Harbin Engineering University (Harbin, China). He is also an alumnus member of the Accreditation Board of the National Academy for Nuclear Training, which is part of the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations, a past member of the National Board of Directors of the American Nuclear Society (ANS), and a past member of the National Board of Directors of the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI). Dr. Dodds has received many awards during his career including the ANS Arthur Holly Compton National Teaching Award. He is a Licensed Professional Engineer in Tennessee, a Fellow of ANS, and the author of over 200 technical publications. More detailed information about Dr. Dodds is available online at http://web.utk.edu/~hdj/.
Tamer Turna, was born in Stuttgart, Germany in 1967. He graduated from Stanford Graduate School of Business – Executive Education Program (2015), performed his Ph.D. (2001), M.Sc. (1992), UGRD (1990) education at the Technical University Yildiz with the major in mechanical engineering, whereas his education credentials have been accepted by the University of Toronto (2015). Since 02/2018 Dr. Turna rejoined his own company TES (established in 1990) as the C.E.O. and shareholder, where he developed and structured an investment portfolio of 3.8 GW solar power, wind power and biogas to power projects for international investors and funds. Prior to joining TES, he worked as executive manager, C.E.O. and Board Member at companies (first to last) like Stromerzeugung u. Anlagenbau GmbH, Borusan Power Systems AS., CATERPILLAR Power Ventures Inc., MVV Energie AG., E.ON Energy Projects GmbH, E.ON Climate and Renewables Ltd., TES Ltd., Yildirim Energy Holding AS. His total experience of 28 years, covers a cumulative capacity of 97 GW installed power, having served in design-build-project management-sales-service-develop-finance-invest-asset management-trade, with a business footprint of having chased projects in 52 countries. His is a father of two children.