Robert Jewell, research scientist for environmental and coal technologies at the Center for Applied Energy Research (CAER), University of Kentucky has been chosen to serve on the National Ash Management Advisory Board. The NAMAB is a newly formed advisory panel of independent experts that will provide valuable input from an outside perspective on Duke Energy's strategy around permanent coal ash storage solutions and other challenges related to the management of coal combustion products.

Bob has more than 10 years of working with ash ponds, ash sampling and ash beneficiation, and is an expert in the geology and geochemistry of ash having also taught sessions at various CAER-sponsored ash workshops.



The panel includes some of the nation's most respected experts in engineering, waste management, environmental science and risk analysis. They will provide independent and objective analysis of the issues Duke Energy and the industry face when identifying safe, environmentally sound and permanent storage solutions for coal ash. NAMAB is managed by the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC), and led by Dr. John Daniels, P.E., professor and chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the university.