The President today announced his intention to nominate Thomas E. Stelson, of Atlanta, Ca., to be Assistant Secretary of Energy for Conservation and Solar Applications. He would replace Omi Walden, who is assuming the position of Adviser to the Secretary for Conservation and Solar Marketing. Stelson has been vice president for research of Georgia Institute of Technology's College of Engineering since 1974.
He was born August 24, 1928, in Iowa City, Iowa. He received bachelor's (1949), master's (1950), and doctoral (1952) degrees from Carnegie Institute of Technology.
From 1952 to 1971, Stelson was on the faculty at Carnegie-Mellon University, where he served as head of the department of civil engineering from 1959 to 1971 and Alcoa Professor from 1961 to 1971. From 1971 to 1974, he was dean and professor of civil engineering at Georgia Tech.