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Chemistry and Physics hosts Feb. 29 lecture on future of energy

Contact: Christina Chapple


     HAMMONDJohn Michael Coleman, vice president of development engineering for NRG Energy, Inc. in Houston, will present “Trends and Challenges: Thoughts on the Future of Power,” Friday, Feb. 29, at Southeastern Louisiana University.

     Coleman’s lecture, scheduled for 2 p.m. in Pursley Hall, room 211, is part of the Southeastern Department of Chemistry and Physics’ spring seminar series. It is free and open to the campus and community.

     Coleman will look at how electricity generation fits into the overall energy picture and share his thoughts on the near and long term outlook for energy generation.

     Coleman has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Georgia Tech University and a master of business administration degree from the University of Houston/Clear Lake Campus. During his career, he has gained experience in a number of industrial environments including synthetic fiber production, the chemical industry, coal gasification, waste-to-energy, and power generation, with increasing focus on power related project development and execution. 

     His experience includes plant operations and maintenance, EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction), corporate positions with owner/operator firms, and major project development in both domestic and international arenas. After graduation from Georgia Tech, he worked at Amstar Corporation’s Chalmette sugar refinery.

     For additional information, contact David Norwood,, 985-549-3938.

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