Dr. Bernard J. Bulkin
Dr. Bernard J. Bulkin has been a director of ours since March 2016 and is a member of our Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Dr. Bulkin brings particular expertise in the field of renewable energy. He held several senior management roles in his throughout his approximately twenty- year career at British Petroleum, including Director of the refining business, Vice President Environmental Affairs, and Chief Scientist and left BP in 2003. He is currently a Director of Ludgate Investments Limited,K3Solar Ltd., IDSolar Power Ltd, and Sustainable Power Ltd, and is a member of the FTSE Environmental Markets Advisory Committee. Dr. Bulkin has served on the boards of Severn Trent plc, HMN Colmworth Ltd., Chemrec AB and REAC Fuel AB, each a Swedish biofuel technology developer, and Ze-gen Corporation, a renewable energy company, and chaired the boards of two UK public companies: AEA Technology plc (from 2005 until 2009) and Pursuit Dynamics Plc (from 2011 until 2013). Dr. Bulkin served as Chair of the UK Office of Renewable Energy from 2010 until 2013, and has held several other UK government roles in sustainable energy and transport. He earned a B.S. in Chemistry from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn and a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from Purdue University. Dr. Bulkin is a Professorial Fellow at the University of Cambridge and is the author of Crash Course, published in March 2015. He was awarded the Honour of Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2017 New Year Honours List.