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Simbeck Named Alumni Fellow

Dale Simbeck with both Alumni Fellow and Lifetime Achievement Awards.
Dale Simbeck with both Alumni Fellow and Lifetime Achievement Awards.
10/14/2011 —


Penn State DuBois alumnus Dale Simbeck has been awarded the Penn State Alumni Fellow Award. The Alumni Fellow Award is one of the most prestigious awards given by the Penn State Alumni Association. It is given to select alumni who, as leaders in their professional fields, are nominated by an academic college and accept an invitation from the president of the university to return to campus to share their expertise with students, faculty, and administrators. Penn State DuBois nominated Simbeck for the award.


Simbeck is an internationally known expert and consultant on global climate issues.  A 1969 graduate of Penn State, with a degree in chemical engineering, Simbeck is Vice President of Technology and a founding partner of SFA Pacific, Inc., located in Mountain View, California.  His expertise encompasses global climate change issues, CO2 mitigation, and clean energy technologies.


Simbeck's accomplishments include his involvement as a lead author on the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on CO2 Capture and Storage.  This contributed to the IPCC being awarded the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize along with Al Gore.  His clientele list includes major international energy companies; universities such as Princeton, Pitt, MIT, Carnegie Mellon, and Stanford; and the governments of Australia, China, Canada, European Union, Japan, Qatar, New Zealand and the United States.


Simbeck has made many national and international presentations on the technical and economic challenges of CO2 mitigation and clean energy technologies including keynote presentations at the Gasification Technology Conference, the International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Technologies and the International Fluidized Bed Combustion Conference.


Simbeck has authored numerous professional publications and technical reports.  He is a registered professional engineer in California, a Ph.D. advisor to Stanford University, advisor to the Canadian Clean Power Coalition, a member of the External Advisory Board to both the MIT Energy Lab and the energy industry CO2 Capture Project.  He is a lifetime member of the Penn State Alumni Association.


Simbeck and his wife, Marilyn, live in Palo Alto, California.  While visiting Penn State, He also received the Penn State DuBois Alumni Society's Lifetime Achievement Award.

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