Australian Consul-General discusses energy research at UND

Visit to College of Engineering & Mines and EERC coordinated by North Dakota Trade Office

Mark Kennedy, Michael Mann, Tom Erickson, Michael Wood, Holly Jenkins

UND President Mark Kennedy meets with Australian Consul-General Michael Wood and Australian Political-Economic Officer Holly Jenkins during the Consul-General’s recent visit to UND’s College of Engineering & Mines and the Energy & Environmental Research Center on July 12. UND Engineering Dean Hesham El-Rewini sits to Kennedy’s left, while Michael Mann, Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering and executive director of the Institute for Energy Studies; and EERC CEO Tom Erickson are seated on the President’s left. Photo by Kari Suedel.

Australian Consul-General Michael Wood paid a visit to UND’s College of Engineering & Mines and the Energy & Environmental Research Center recently to learn more about research each unit is conducting in the field of energy.

The visit, which took place on July 12, was coordinated by the North Dakota Trade Office, with Donavan Johnson, global resource management group, heading up the visit for the trade office.

Wood, along with Holly Jenkins, political-economic officer for the Australian Consulate, were greeted by UND President Mark Kennedy, Engineering College Dean Hesham El-Rewini and EERC CEO Tom Erickson.

The Australian delegation toured Petroleum Engineering labs in CEM’s Collaborative Energy Center before heading over to the EERC to conclude its visit.

Wood is based at the Australian Consulate in Chicago. The Consulate-General works to strengthen Australia’s economic, political and cultural relationships in Chicago and the Midwest region of the United States a major centre of international business and global finance, and a manufacturing and agricultural hub.

He was appointed to the post in April 2015.

Michael Wood, Holly Jenkins, Harry Feilin

Australian Consul-General Michael Wood (left) and Australian Political-Economic Officer Holly Jenkins take part in a tour of a College of Engineering & Mines Petroleum Engineering lab on July 12. CEM Manager of Operations & Safety Harry Feilen (right) led the tour. Photo by Kari Suedel.

 

Bethany Kurz, Holly Jenkins, Michael Wood

The Energy & Environmental Research Center’s Bethany Kurz shows off a sample of her lab’s research to Australian Political-Economic Officer Holly Jenkins and Australian Consul-General Michael Wood during the Consul-General’s recent visit to the on July 12. Photo by Kari Suedel.