On September 20, 2022, Bob Purgert, president of EIO received the prestigious Exemplary Collaborator award from EPRI. This award recognizes those individuals who have provided support and direction for projects involving high levels of collaboration and cooperation. As "Principal Investigator" responsible for the U.S. DOE/Ohio Coal Office project, he provided the overall administrative support to include insuring adequate funding was obtained and accounted for from the funding sources. This 20 year project, under the technical direction of EPRI, was an instrumental success in developing new alloys for use in high temperature applications that were tested and achieved commercialization.
Sunday, May 16, 2021 6:01:00 PM