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Unnikrishnan Named to Award Panel

Joins Industry Leaders in Selecting Recipient of Innovation Award

October 7, 2008

Raman Unnikrishnan

Raman Unnikrishnan, dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science, served on a panel of judges to choose the Toshiba Green Innovation Award winner.

The award recognizes the best environmentally friendly products, services, technologies, processes, programs or activities in Orange County. Toshiba’s Digital Products Division and Orange County Innovation presented the award, along with cash prizes, Oct. 1 during the Innovation and Globalization in Green Conference at the Hyatt Regency Irvine.

In addition to Unnikrishnan on the panel were:

  • Steven Ryan, Energy Star program manager, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Reuben Franco, chairman of the board, Orange County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Craig Hershberg, director, environmental affairs, Toshiba American Information Systems Inc.
  • Michael M. McCarthy, director, Chapman University's Roger C. Hobbs Institute for Real Estate, Law and Environmental Studies
  • Charles Michael Murray, founder, Endangered Planet Foundation
  • Daryl Pelc, vice president, engineering and technology-advanced systems, Integrated Defense Systems, Boeing Co.
  • Walter Schindler, managing partner, SAIL Venture Partners
  • Michael Siersema, senior technology director, CSC Consulting
  • Ardelle St. George, OCI chair and attorney, St. George Carnegie

“The quality of the entries was excellent, with some truly innovative and creative ideas,” said Unnikrishnan. “The entrants showed a wonderful blend of commitment to the environment, imagination and knowledge.”

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