Jim Wood

Director, US-China Clean Energy Research Center for Coal
West Virginia University

Jim Wood, former deputy assistant secretary for clean coal in the U.S. Department of Energy, is the new Director for the US-China Clean Energy Research Center for Coal.

In his role with the Energy Department, Wood was responsible for the country’s $4.5-billion Clean Coal Program. He most recently was chairman, president and CEO of ThermoEnergy Corp., a Massachusetts-based company focused on industrial wastewater treatment and power generation technologies.

In his current position, Jim manages ties between industry and academia to advance global clean coal technologies.