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Markov contributes articles to scholarly encyclopedia

When the editors of the new, three-volume, 1,320-page Encyclopedia of Global Warming needed an expert to pen a few articles on alternative fuels and biofuels, they naturally turned to Austin Peay State University.
When the editors of the new, three-volume, 1,320-page “Encyclopedia of Global Warming” needed an expert to pen a few articles on alternative fuels and biofuels, they naturally turned to Austin Peay State University.

That's where they knew they'd find Dr. Sergei Markov, a professor of biology and a leader in alternative fuel research. In the last few years, Markov has made headlines around the world for his work in developing both hydrogen fuel sources and biofuels from microalgae. He was previously awarded a $107,000 National Science Foundation grant and a $10,000 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency grant to advance his work.

Markov's expertise is exactly what the editors of this new scholarly reference work wanted. They were producing an encyclopedia, which, according to publisher Salem Press, was “designed to provide students at the high school and undergraduate levels with a convenient source of information on the fundamental science and sociopolitical issues, including debates and controversies, surrounding climate change.”

The book was published last December, and it features nine articles written by Markov. The titles of these articles include “Hydrogen Power,” “Biofuels,” “Fuels Alternative,” “Methane,” “Energy from Waste,” “Ethanol,” “Clean Energy,” “Sequestration” and “Mold Spores.”

The articles contribute to Markov's growing reputation in this field of research. His work has appeared in a dozen of publications on the Internet, including Science Daily, and on several foreign news Web sites and in newspapers. He was also recently featured on a Russian news television program regarding his work.

“This has become a very hot topic because of fuel prices,” Markov previously said about his work.

Markov came to APSU in 2006 from DePauw University in Greencastle, Ind., where he was an assistant professor. He also has taught at Marshall University in Huntington, W. Va., King's College London in England and Moscow State University in Russia, where he received his Ph.D. in microbiology and master's degree in biochemistry and physiology.

For more information on the “Encyclopedia of Global Warming” or on alternative fuels, contact Markov at 221-7440 or markovs@apsu.edu. -- Charles Booth