Dr. Abbas Ghassemi
Professor, Chemical Engineering, New Mexico State University Executive Director, IEE and WERC
Abbas is the Director of the Institute for Energy and Environment (IE&E) and professor of Chemical Engineering at New Mexico State University. He oversees the operations of WERC: A Consortium for Environmental Education and Technology Development (WERC), the Southwest Technology Development Institute (SWTDI) and the Carlsbad Environmental Monitoring & Research Center (CERMC).
As the Director of IE&E he is the Chief Operating Officer for programs of over $10 million annually in education and research, and outreach in energy resources including renewable energy, water quality and quantity and environmental issues. He is responsible for administrative duties, operation, budget, planning, and personnel supervision for the program.