Powerzinc welcomes Dr. S.T. Hsieh as a Special Advisor

=== Feb. 17, 2003 ===

City of Industry, California, Feb. 17, 2003, as the first official industry partner of US/China Energy and Environmental Technology Center (EETC), Powerzinc is proud to announce that Dr. Shieh-Tsing (ST) Hsieh has agreed to serve as a Special Advisor to the Chairman of Board, Mr. Robert Kripowicz and CEO, Mr. Richard Yang, effective immediately. In his capacity as the Special Advisor, Dr. Hsieh will provide his input on strategy partnership formation, private-public networking, fund raising and project/market development.

Dr. Hsieh is currently a full Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. He has served as the Managing Director of US/China Energy and Environmental Technology Center (www.tulane.edu/~uschina.) since 1997. EETC is a unique organization jointly funded by the governments (mainly the US Department of Energy and the Environment Protection Administration) and industry partners. The specific mission of EETC is to promote the efficient, responsible production and utilization of clean energy. EETC¡¯s main office is located in Tulane University. Its branch offices include EETC Los Angeles office in Powerzinc¡¯s headquarters in City of Industry, California, EETC Shanghai office in Powerzinc Electric (Shanghai), Inc., and EETC Beijing office in Tsinghua University. EETC offices in China received supports from Powerzinc, Tsinghua University and the US government. The Ministry of Science & Technology of China also supports EETC¡¯s projects.

Dr. Hsieh developed his career in academics; he was an Electrical Engineering faculty member at University of New Orleans and Purdue University, respectively in the 1970¡¯s. From 1986 to 1992, he was the Department Head, Department of Electrical Engineering at Tulane University. He has also been a Visiting Professor at Shangdong Institute of Light Industry in city of Jinan, Shandong Province, China since 1997.

His research interest and publications are very broad covering plasma physics, biological effects of electromagnetic fields, telecommunications, environment and clean energy, and US-China relations. He is the Director of the Pacific Rim Center and the US/China Institute at Tulane University, respectively. He was a consultant to the US Naval Ocean Research and Development Activity, J. C. Stennis Space Center, MS in the 1980¡¯s. From 1992, he has been an Advisor to the Science and Technology Commission, Xian, Shanxi Province, China.

Dr. Hsieh holds a PhD and MS degree in Electrical Engineering respectively from Tulane University, and a BS degree from the Department of Electrophysics, National Chiao Tung University in Taiwan. He is an active member of Tau Beta Pi, Eta Kappa Nu, Sigma Xi, and American Society for Engineering Education.


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