- My PhD dealt with an area of biotechnology affecting the DNA/RNA bonds of E. coli in a tunable laser micro reactor utilizing exogenous photosensitizes. This knowledge was influential in winning the National Science Foundation Marine Bioproducts Engineering Center.
- Two other national centers were created within the Hawaii Natural Energy Institute (HNEI) at the University of Hawaii, plus fourth pathway, my current involvement with the Blue Revolution, linked to three pieces of legislation that became law under the leadership of U.S. Senator Spark Matsunaga:
- Hard Minerals Act
- Hydrogen R&D Act
- OTEC R&D Act.
intrigue involved with this subject, as the lead lobbyist for this initiative, Connie Welling, worked for Lockheed, which built the Glomar Explorer (right) supposedly to mine for seabeds minerals, but instead was designed to find a Russian submarine in the Pacific. Today, rare earths from these manganese nodules have re-gained the interest of various countries.