UM Energy Institute Welcomes New Director: A professor recognized by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers as one of the “100 Engineers of the Modern Era” has been appointed the new director of the University of Michigan Energy Institute and the inaugural DTE Energy Professor of Advanced Energy Research, supported by a $1.5 million grant from DTE Energy. Mark Barteau, who is currently at the University of Delaware, will join UM Sept. 1. He will also serve as a professor of chemical engineering. His research into chemical reactions at the surfaces of materials laid the foundations for a new approach to driving reactions. He has received numerous honors and awards for his work, including election to the National Academy of Engineering in 2006. Along with his outstanding record in research, Barteau brings years of experience in university administration to his new roles. The Energy Institute aims to chart the path to clean, affordable and sustainable energy by tapping UM’s strengths across a variety of disciplines. Its holistic approach to energy research encompasses storage, transportation, policy, economics and societal impact. As director of the institute, Barteau will oversee efforts to develop, coordinate and promote multidisciplinary energy research and education across the university. At Delaware, Barteau is senior vice provost for research and strategic initiatives, the Robert L. Pigford Endowed Chair of Chemical Engineering, associate director of the Center for Catalytic Science and Technology, and a professor of chemistry and biochemistry. He was also the founding director of the University of Delaware Energy Institute. More at http://energy.umich.edu.
Lakeside Software Adds Expert To Lead Technical Operations: Bloomfield Hills-based Lakeside Software, a leader in big data analytics for IT professionals, announced the appointment of industry expert Charles See as vice president of technical services. See will lead all technical operations including IT, technical support and sales engineering. In his new role, he reports to Michael Schumacher, president and CEO of Lakeside Software, and is a member of Lakeside’s executive management team. See brings to Lakeside over 30 years of experience in the IT industry with both end-user companies and OEM vendors. His contributions at the leading edge of technology have spanned data center design through to client virtualization solution design. See joins Lakeside from Hewlett-Packard, where he was Americas client virtualization lead within HP Technology Consulting Delivery and led consulting services delivery teams. As a master solutions architect, he led architecture design for the Army Medical Command’s Clinical Client Virtualization solution and worked with early adopter Army hospitals to implement that solution. See was instrumental in the incorporation of SysTrack into multiple service offerings now being delivered by HP Technology Consulting Services. More at www.lakesidesoftware.com.