Jeffrey Phillips, a mechanical engineer, power industry expert and former National Science Foundation Fellow, has been named the first director of Hanover College’s engineering program. He most recently served as a senior project manager at Electric Power Research Institute. For the past 10 years, Phillips has led EPRI’s Charlotte, North Carolina-based research and development programs in advance fossil and renewable power generation. He is a recognized expert in carbon dioxide capture and storage. Phillips also has substantial experience in the electric power, oil and gas, petrochemical and waste-to-energy industries.

In addition to his work with EPRI, he has also served as an adjunct instructor of engineering at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College and as a guest lecturer in energy-related engineering at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Lehigh University and Georgia Institute of Technology.

Phillips holds doctoral and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering from Stanford University. He earned a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering at Washington University in St. Louis and a bachelor of arts degree in mathematics at Austin College.

Prior to joining Electric Power Research Institute in 2004, Phillips worked as a vice president at Fern Engineering in Pocasset, Massachusetts, (1998-2004) and as a senior research engineer at Molten Metal Technology in Fall River, Mass. (1996-97).

Phillips previously served as a mechanical engineer for the Shell Chemical Company in Belpre, Ohio (1995-96.), a technologist for Shell International in the Netherlands (1991-95) and as a research engineer for Shell Development Company in Texas (1986-91).

He will begin his role at Hanover June 1.

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