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Thermal storage expert Lucas Hyman joins Entropy Solutions board of advisors

Ben Welter - Monday, March 30, 2015

Lucas Hyman, P.E.Lucas B. Hyman, an internationally renowned authority on thermal energy storage, has joined Entropy Solutions Inc.’s board of advisors.

Mr. Hyman, founder and president of Goss Engineering Inc. of Corona, Calif., is a LEED-accredited mechanical engineer with more than 30 years of experience. His clients have included major universities, government agencies, schools, hospitals, industrial facilities, the military and private firms. He is the author of two books, “Sustainable On-site CHP Systems” (McGraw-Hill, 2009) and “Sustainable Thermal Storage Systems” (McGraw-Hill, 2011) and has published a number of papers and articles.

http://www.puretemp.com/stories/tes-expert

2 experts on thermal energy storage join Entropy's board of advisors

Ben Welter - Monday, December 22, 2014

Luisa Cabeza and Mohammed Farid, two internationally renowned authorities on phase change materials and thermal energy storage, have joined Entropy Solutions’ advisory board.

Dr. Cabeza, a professor at the University of Lleida, Spain, is the director of GREA Innovació Concurrent, a research group that is developing thermal energy storage concepts and systems for solar water tanks, HVAC systems, industrial applications and concentrated solar power plants. She has co-written more than 100 papers and published several books on phase change material and thermal energy storage.

Dr. Farid, a professor of chemical and materials engineering at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, is a leading authority on thermal energy storage and phase change materials. He has been working since 1980 on the development of PCMs, their encapsulation and applications, from buildings and cold storage to the cooling of batteries and electronic devices.

Encapsys' McKinney is honored for PCM presentation

Ben Welter - Friday, November 21, 2014

Jei McKinneyJei McKinney of Encapsys has won the Herman Stone Technical Excellence Award for her presentation “Art and Science of Microencapsulated Phase Change Materials,” presented during the Polyurethane Foam Association's fall meeting. McKinney, a senior business development manager at Encapsys, received the highest score of seven presented at the November program in Chattanooga, Ten. The topic: microencapsulation technology application in flexible polyurethane foam production.

http://urethaneblog.typepad.com/my_weblog/2014/11/pfa-technical-excellence-award.html

Forbes interview with Jane Chen, Embrace co-founder

Ben Welter - Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Jane Chen"The Embrace warmer has now saved over 100,000 infants across nine countries," Jane Chen tells Forbes magazine. "We’ve gotten support from Beyoncé, who made a gift in the amount of $125,000 to Millenium Promise to bring Embrace infant warmers to 100 rural health facilities in sub-Saharan Africa. Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO of salesforce.com, recently made an investment into Embrace Innovations, our for-profit social enterprise arm."

http://www.forbes.com/sites/deniserestauri/2014/11/18/a-personal-story-how-low-cost-technology-is-saving-babies-lives/