Utah Resident wins prestigious DOE award
Douglas Smoot of Provo has received the Lowry award from the Department of Energy. The Lowry award is the highest honor given by the Energy Department for outstanding contributions to fossil energy science and technology. According to Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham, "Americans are breathing cleaner air today due in large part to the brilliance of Dr. Smoot's computer models and his advocacy of computer modeling throughout the fossil fuel industry."
Dr. Smoot was the founding director of the Advanced Combustion Engineering Research Center (ACERC) at BYU and the University of Utah. He has served as the dean of the College of Engineering and Technology at BYU for 17 years. He is only the 6th recipient of this award since 1988. The award will be presented in Washington, D.C. on October 9th.
(personal note: my cousin Thomas Fletcher has authored many of ACERC's publications and I went to high school with Dr. Smoot's daughters)