Researcher Announcement

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

On February 10, members from HARC research staff and community leaders gathered for an interactive workshop addressing climate change.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

HARC receives grant to study trash and marine debris.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Last month HARC's LEED Platinum headquarters reached an Energy Star score of 99.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

HARC President and CEO, Lisa Gonzalez, has been invited to serve as a panelist for The Woodlands North Houston Conference for Women on Thursday, November 7.

Friday, October 18, 2019

On Thursday, October 17th HARC’s building and campus received the LEED Project of the Year at the US Green Building Council’s Texas Chapter Building Energy Summit.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

In 2018, HARC launched the Flaring Issues, Solutions and Technologies (FIST) project with the objective of evaluating the current state of technologies addressing flaring of natural gas at wells sites through a series of stakeholder workshops across the U.S.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

In partnership Texas’s State Energy Conservation Office, this online tool serves home owners as a resource to maintain, build, or renovate homes to increase energy efficiency and sustainability.

Monday, August 26, 2019

The Energy team, comprised of Ms. Marina Badoian-Kriticos, Dr. Gavin Dillingham, Dr. Stephanie Glenn, and Dr. Meredith Jennings had CARAT (Climate Analytics Risk Assessment Tool) accepted in EPICenter’s incubator business startup program out of San Antonio.

Friday, August 16, 2019

Please join the Galveston Bay Foundation and HARC for the release of the fifth annual 2019 Galveston Bay Report Card on Wednesday, August 28 10 at a.m.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

HARC Clean Energy Intern, Mulungi Deborah Nabaloga, is featured as a student spotlight for UH Energy.

Monday, July 1, 2019

On Thursday, June 27 HARC building and campus were awarded the Project of the Year from the USGBC Chapter Leadership Awards.

Monday, May 20, 2019

Dr. Meredith Jennings will be a panelist at a climate change forum hosted by PSREE (Progress, Strength, Resistance East End) on Saturday, June 1, 2019.

Friday, October 5, 2018

HARC Research Associate Dr. Fanxu Meng spoke at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Rocky Mountain Local Section Meeting in Denver on Tuesday, October 23, 2018.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Dr. Gavin Dillingham, Program Director for Clean Energy Policy at HARC, is accepted as a participant in the 2018 Yale Sustainability Leadership Forum.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

HARC research scientist, Marina Badoian-Kriticos, will serve on the US Green Building Council and Investor Confidence Project webinar panel to discuss how green building retrofits and upgrades can be developed and funded in Texas on August 23.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

HARC Research Associate, Dr. Asanga Wijesinghe, received the Young Scientist Paper Award (Third Place) for his paper entitled “Effects of Nanoparticle Based Fuel Additives on Diesel Engine Performance and Emissions."

Monday, May 7, 2018

HARC research scientist, Marina Badoian-Kriticos, will serve as a tour panel host at the 2018 ASHRAE Annual Conference in Houston, June 23-27.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

HARC Program Director publishes white paper exploring whether the number and intensity of power outages related to storm events has led to greater investment in more resilient power systems, such as CHP.

Friday, April 27, 2018

Gavin Dillingham was invited to participate in a discussion of city leaders and stakeholders across the State of Texas to discuss the feasibility of developing a Texas-wide Compact of Communities.

Friday, March 2, 2018

In the days following Hurricane Harvey, researchers all over the Galveston Bay region were anxious to get out in the field and collect samples to study the impacts of the flooding on Galveston Bay and the bayous.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Join stakeholders from around the region and provide public comment on The Galveston Bay Plan on Monday, March 5, 2018.

Friday, December 15, 2017

HARC's Dr. Rich Haut, Energy Production Director, has been requested by Commissioner Christian of the Texas Railroad Commission to lead one of his committees to ensure that the oil and gas industry continues to have the human resources into the future to find innovative solutions to develop energy reserves in an environmentally sound manner.

Monday, December 4, 2017

On Dec 2nd, HARC’s Lisa Gonzalez and Galveston Bay Foundation’s Bob Stokes discussed the Galveston Bay Report Card and Hurricane Harvey on The Outdoors Show with Captain Mickey and Captain Bennie on Sport

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Gavin Dillingham recently testified in front of the US House Committee on Science, Space and Technology on the newly released National Academies of Science report titled “Enhancing the Resilience of the Nation’s Electricity System.”

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Two media outlets, Agri-Pulse and the Washington Examiner, highlighted the testimony provided by Gavin Dillingham to the US House Committee on Science, Space and Technology.

Friday, August 11, 2017

HARC Researchers Gavin Dillingham and Erin Kinney joined a diverse group of environmental experts to present at the 2017 Greater Houston Environmental Summit, held August 4th at the United Way Houston.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

HARC, the Galveston Bay Foundation and Pierpont Communications received a Silver Excalibur Award from the Public Relations Society of America Houston Chapter for their work on the Galveston Bay Report Card.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

HARC researcher, Marina Badoian-Kriticos, will participate in the upcoming National League of Cities, Urban Land Institute and U.S. Green Building Council 2017 Resilient Cities Summit July 17-19.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Rich Haut has been honored by the Gulf Coast Section of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) as one of the Volunteers of the Month. He is featured in the SPE-GCS Volunteer Spotlight section of the SPE Gulf Coast Section Newsletter “Connect” in the April 2017 issue.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

HARC’s EFD Team launched the ‘EFD Virtual Site’ website, a free, online, interactive website/tool to help foster environmental stewardship as part of oil and gas workforce development.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

HARC Carolyn LaFleur discusses EFD Technology Integration Program funded by RPSEA at the “Best of RPSEA 10 Years of Research: Ultra-Deepwater and Onshore Technology Conference,” August 30-31, 2016 in Galveston.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

HARC will partner with Lime Energy Co. to launch an energy efficiency program, "Achieving Energy Efficiency in Small Businesses in Low-Income Areas", in the Houston area.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

The EFD Program has been selected by the IOGCC Compact Commission’s Stewardship Award Subcommittee to receive an honorable mention award in the Environmental Partnership category on October 3, 2016.

Monday, June 27, 2016

HARC's Gavin Dillingham was quoted in a recent Megawatt Daily article on what to expect in the new future as more companies move toward reliance on renewable energy.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

HARC's Andra Wilcox, Research Scientist, Energy Production, was featured in OilPro New Photoblog Series: Humans of O& G.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

HARC's Rich Haut was elected to serve on Texas A&M University Geology & Geophysics Departmental Advisory Council.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Lisa Gonzalez will have the opportunity to engage with the public at the First Annual Lone Star Lionfish Symposium Hosts Public Forum, February 2-3, 2016 at the Texas State Aquarium in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

HARC's Gavin Dillingham and Satish Ravindran will manage a booth and promote the Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Technical Assistance Partnership (TAP) at the IDEA conference February 8-12, 2016 in Austin.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

HARC's Gavin Dillingham will moderate a panel at the Texas Renewable Energy Industry Alliance conference on Friday, November 13, 2015 in Houston.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Gavin Dillingham will moderate panels at the 2015 Clean Air Through Energy Efficiency Conference in Galveston, Texas in December.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

HARC's EFD Systems Program has been nominated as a 2015 World Oil Awards finalists in Best Health, Safety, Environment/Sustainable Development - Offshore Award. The event will be held on October 15, 20145 at The Houstonian in Houston.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Rich Haut will be recognized as a distinguished member and moderate a panel at the Society of Petroleum Engineers Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition September 28-30, 2015 in Houston, Texas

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

HARC's Environmentally Friendly Drilling Systems Program is featured in the Bakken Magazine for a new technology that could decrease the volume of flaring in North Dakota.

Monday, September 14, 2015

HARC's Gavin Dillingham will serve on Clean Air Through Energy Efficiency (CATEE) Conference steering committee. The conference will be held at the Hotel Galvez & Spa in Galveston, Texas December 1-3, 2015.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

HARC's EFD Program was selected as a finalist for the Southwest & Midcontinent 2015 Awards Gala. The event will be held Thursday, October 15, 2015 in Dallas, Texas.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

HARC's EFD team and Gulf Coast Green Energy successfully completed the installation and commissioning of the Power Plus Organic Rankine cycle generator to produce electricity from flare gas.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

The Galveston Bay Report Card, a collaboration between HARC and the Galveston Bay Foundation with funding from Houston Endowment, is set to be released on August 12, 2015.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Gavin Dillingham is featured in the Cogeneration Channel video speaking on CHP and the importance of cogeneration to manage air and water quality in the next few years.

Friday, July 24, 2015

HARC will host the Oncor Microgrid tour of the Technology Demonstration and Education Center on August 27, 2015 in Lancaster, Texas.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

HARC collaborated with Houston Independent School District energy efficiency team to assist with a summer externship program for Furr High School Renewable Energy Pathway Linked Learning program.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Rich Haut and the EFD Systems program was mentioned in The Bakken Magazine regarding an agreement with LPP Combustion LLC to field test gas capture technology.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

HARC's Rich Haut has been selected as a recipient of the 2015 Society of Petroleum Engineers. The SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition will be held September 28-30, 2015 in Houston.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Satish Ravindran will serve on Southern United Methodist University Geothermal Lab 7th International Energy Conference panel on May 20, 2015 in Dallas, Texas.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Gavin Dillingham lead a working group for the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) Energy Efficiency in Buildings (EEB) Lab on February 16, 2015 in Houston, Texas.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Gavin Dillingham, Research Scientist, Clean Energy Policy, was quoted in Platts Energy Weekly on Wednesday, February 4, 2015.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Gavin Dillingham, Research Scientist, Clean Energy Policy, will be a guest on Houston Matters radio show on Thursday, January 8, 2015.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Gavin Dillingham participated on the World Business Council for Sustainable Development Energy Efficiency Lab technical/advisory committee October 8-10, 2014 in Houston, Texas.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Carolyn LaFleur was elected vice-chair of the Institute's Environmental Council and standing committee on Hydraulic Fracturing at the ASCE Environmental and Water Resources Institute International Congress in Portland, Oregon.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Rich Haut was invited to participate on the panel of the 2014 Clyde Martz Summer Conference, Water and Air Quality Issues in Oil and Gas Development: The Evolving Framework of Regulation and Management, on June 6, 2014 in Boulder, Colorado.