University of Houston experts, including Cumaraswamy Vipulanandan, professor and chair of the civil and environmental engineering department and direct of the Texas Hurrican Center for Innovative Technologies, are prepared to comment on the topics related to hurricane season preparation and response.
Carol E. Dinkins, a partner in the Houston office of the international law firm of Vinson & Elkins LLP and one of the best environmental litigators in the country, will join the newly formed UH Energy Advisory Board that brings together global industry leaders.
"Carol is an environmental legend in Texas and on a national level, particularly for regulatory and enforcement matters within the energy industry," said University of Houston President Renu Khator. "I am delighted she will support the University of Houston's efforts to become ‘The Energy University,' and help guide the board toward achieving that goal."
The advisory board, which will meet quarterly, is tasked with strategic planning and external coordination. Its next meeting is set for Oct. 28. In addition to Dinkins, board members include:
Formation of the advisory board is the latest step in a series laid out in Khator's UH Energy Initiative, which aims to capitalize on the region's and the university's strategic interests and strengths. Involvement in energy-related initiatives spans virtually every UH college and includes faculty in nearly one dozen disciplines.
For more information about the UH Energy Initiative, visit http://www.uh.edu/uh-energy/index.php.