U.S. Sen. Dick Lugar has named Dr. Thomas Brady, professor at Purdue University North Central, a Lugar Energy Patriot.
Dr. Tom Brady at Purdue University North Central is tackling the problems facing the United States’ energy grid head on. “My job deals with how we do more with less, or much more with more,” Brady said.
In his efforts to find workable solutions in providing affordable, clean and sufficient energy to every American, Brady defines integrating the technology we have into everyday life as the next step.
“Technology is not the problem,” Brady said. “It’s scaling things up so you can use it. We need to get green things into the hands of every Hoosier. That is the big challenge.”
“We name Lugar Energy Patriots as a way to recognize outstanding Hoosiers who have demonstrated leadership and initiative in taking concrete action to improve America’s energy security. I am pleased to recognize Dr. Brady for his initiative and leadership throughout Indiana,” said Lugar.
The Lugar Energy Patriot award is part of an ongoing effort by Lugar to recognize professionals, scholars, students or businesses that demonstrate leadership and initiative in taking concrete action to reduce America’s dependence on foreign energy sources through renewable energy and conservation.