Mr. Hall, a graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and has degrees in geology and civil engineering, has an extensive background in business development, environmental engineering, and the integration of pipeline services. Bill also has more than two decades of experience in commercializing the results of translational research projects.
In the position of Executive Director, Bill is leading the Center’s efforts in establishing a collaborative that will energize a wide range of partners from academia, business, regulatory agencies, and potential investors to support technological developments that will benefit the Marcellus and Utica shale formations in Pennsylvania. A particular emphasis will be placed on new expanded uses for natural gas.
Mr. Siggins, a graduate of Penn State University with a degree in Chemical Engineering, has more than 30 years of relevant experience, including expertise in the energy and environmental consulting, and waste management sectors, and an extensive background in technology transfer. Prior to joining SGICC, Mr. Siggins spent 15 years in the private sector before joining Penn State in 2000. At Penn State, Mr. Siggins spent time as a Senior Technical Specialist in the Office of Technology Management, and prior to that, he was the Associate Director of the Industrial Research Office at Penn State for 11 years. He has extensive experience in tech transfer and forming teams to direct early stage high tech commercialization efforts.
Mr. Siggins joined the SGICC in 2012. In the position of Assistant Director to the Center, Mr. Siggins focuses on identifying promising nascent technologies coming out of early stage companies, and the entrepreneurial community focused on the shale energy space. He seeks those innovations that are environmentally sound, and through commercialization, increase employment opportunities for the citizens of the Commonwealth. Mr. Siggins works closely with the center’s industry partners as well as governmental agencies to advance these commercialization opportunities by building successful collaborative teams.
Brian graduated from the Jerome Fisher Management and Technology program at the University of Pennsylvania, earning simultaneous bachelor’s degrees in chemical engineering from the engineering school and management from the Wharton School. Brian is responsible for market research for the SGICC. Brian has a wide range of business expertise, and a history of growing small companies. His experience includes new business development, product development and management, and manufacturing engineering in multiple industries. He has also implemented value analysis and strategic planning programs, and he managed Ben Franklin’s Alternative Energy Development Program to support and commercialize energy and clean technology under development in research institutions which disbursed $750,000 per year to researchers over a multi-year period.
Uday Turaga, PhD, MBA
ADI Analytics, LLC
Energy industry professional with over 20 years of experience in management consulting, Fortune 500, and startup companies. Analytics-driven skills in opportunity scouting, market assessment, technology analysis, and strategy development. Proven business development and operational execution capabilities. Award winning technology expertise in oil, gas, biofuels, and refining. Effective team leader and communicator. Strategic Planning, Project Management, Business Development, Investment Analysis, Operational Improvement, Change Management, Regulatory Analysis, Team Leadership.