Energy in all its dimensions—fossil-based, renewable and nuclear, among others--is the envisioned domain of the energetic new director of the Texas A&M University Energy Institute. He’s Christodoulos A. Floudas, the Erle Nye ’59 Chair Professor for Engineering Excellence and a member of the National Academy of Engineering—and who left a prestigious Ivy League school to take on the nation’s energy challenges at a university with a long energy-related history. His goal for the institute: transform the energy research landscape and educate the next generation of leaders in energy. His plan is to utilize the broad-based resources throughout Texas A&M—even its law school—and partner with external entities, both public and private. Prof. Floudas can be contacted at 979/845-6446 or [email protected].