Charles E. Baukal, Jr., Ph.D. is the Director of the John Zink Institute for the John Zink Co. LLC (Tulsa, OK, USA) where he has been since 1998. He previously worked for 13 years at Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (Allentown, PA, USA) in the areas of oxygen-enhanced combustion and rapid gas quenching in the ferrous and non-ferrous metals, minerals, and waste incineration industries. He worked for Marsden, Inc. (Pennsauken, NJ, USA) for 5 years in for the paper, printing, and textile industries and Selas Corp. (Dresher, PA, USA) in the metals industry, both in the area of industrial combustion equipment. He has over 30 years of experience in the fields of industrial combustion, pollution control, and heat transfer and has authored more than 150 publications in those areas. Dr. Baukal is an adjunct instructor for Oral Roberts University, the University of Oklahoma, the University of Tulsa, and the University of Utah. He has a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA, USA) and is a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Pennsylvania. He has served as an expert witness in the field of combustion, has 11 U.S. patents, and is a member of numerous honorary societies, Who's Who compilations, and technical societies.