Great work by Gerrit in uncovering an important development at Texas Tech University!
From Robert Duncan’s profile as Senior Vice President for Research and Professor of Physics is this information:
Duncan formed the Sidney Kimmel Institute for Nuclear Renaissance (SKINR) at MU, which was empowered by a major gift from Sidney Kimmel. He created the Center for Emerging Energy Sciences (CEES) at TTU in 2015. Both CEES and SKINR seek to understand the origins of the Anomalous Heat Effect (AHE) in certain metals that are loaded with hydrogen isotopes.
Then, in the Texas Tech University’s Board of Regents agenda book for December 11-14, 2014 is this entry:
Center for Emerging Energy Sciences (CEES), Office of the Vice President for Research; establish a center which will initially bridge physics and chemistry in the scientific exploration for the origin of the Anomalous Heat Effect (AHE). Once the origin of the AHE is established, this center’s effort will shift toward energy engineering, with engagement with mechanical and electrical engineering. This highly focused effort will involve close collaborations with ENEA (Ente Nazionale per l’Energia Atomica), the National Energy and Environment Laboratory of Italy, and with a contract to a scientist who will soon retire from Stanford Research International (SRI) in Palo Alto, CA.
This reference to the SRI scientist can only mean Michael McKubre.
Some wondered what would happen to Rob Duncan’s involvement in LENR after he left the University of Missouri where he helped establish the SKINR research center. It seems like he is remaining very interested and involved in the field, and this new CEES center could be an important player in research in LENR.