Rick Knight’s mission as Research Coordinator is to work with VP Danny Richter's research team and independent experts to strengthen CCL’s science, technology, and policy fundamentals.Rick’s portfolio includes updating and maintaining laser talks, curating white papers, managing analytical projects, and fielding questions from our volunteers to help them perform at their very best.
Prior to joining the CCL Research team,Rick completed a 40-year career in energy and pollution control research at the Gas Technology Institute, retiring in 2016 as an Institute Engineer.Rick was one of the first CCL members in the Chicago area in 2011, founded the Chicago Southwest chapter in 2012, and has served as a State Coordinator since 2015. He received a B.S. in chemistry from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1975 and later studied chemical engineering at the Illinois Institute of Technology.
Rick enjoys fishing for smallmouth bass, reading about science (both fiction and fact), and fixing up his old house in Brookfield, Illinois where he lives with his wife Debbie.