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Facility Engineer and Manager of ...

Phone: (808) ***-****  HQ Phone
Kona Community Hospital
79-1019 Haukapila Street
Kealakekua , Hawaii 96750
United States

Company Description: Kona Community Hospital Laboratory Services provides comprehensive clinical and anatomic pathology services to all community members. Testing services are provided...   more

Employment History


  • B.S. degree , humanities and electrical engineering
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Ph.D. degree , physical oceanography
    University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • M.S. degree
    University of Hawaii at Manoa
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Energinat - Our Team of Experts - Technical Advisory Committee, 1 Oct 2014 [cached]
Dr. Thomas H. Daniel
Dr. Daniel has been involved in ocean research and development for 30 years. His career focus areas include: Ocean Measurements and Instrumentation, Ocean Acoustic and Electric Field, Ocean Energy Systems, Deep Ocean Water Utilization, Alternate Energy Options, Kona Oceanography, Environmental Monitoring and Regulation, and Healthcare System Maintenance and Governance. He was graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with a B.S. degree in humanities and electrical engineering. He has a M.S. degree and a Ph.D. degree in physical oceanography from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
Dr. Daniel was a Research Scientist at the University of Hawaii at Manoa (1975-1978) and at Lockheed Ocean Systems in Sunnyvale, California (1979-1982).
In 1982 he returned to Hawaii to take up the position of Laboratory Director of the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority (NELHA) in Kailua-Kona, a post he occupied until 1989. In his role as Scientific/Technical Program Manager of NELHA (1990-2003), he managed the $20 million project that deployed the world's largest and deepest seawater intake pipeline at NELHA. The deployment was completed at 2% over the projected budget. This project was named as the Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement (OCEA) of 2002 by the Hawaii Chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineer (ASCE). It was also nominated for the National OCEA Award. During his tenure as Program Manager of NELHA, Dr. Daniel served as Acting Executive Director in 1994 and from 1996 to 1997. He is a consultant for Oceanography and Ocean Energy and a member of the Research Advisory Board and the National Defense Center of Excellence for Research in Ocean Sciences (CEROS). He has been a prolific writer with a long list of publications on deep ocean water applications and has developed and presented numerous papers on the subject at international conferences. Since 2003 he has been the facility engineer and manager of the maintenance and biomedical instrumentation departments of the Kona Community Hospital in Kealakekua, Hawaii.
Dr. Daniel was a United States Peace Corps volunteer teacher in Cameroon, West Africa (1964-1966) and is presently involved in a variety of community activities.
Amid State Cuts, Natural Energy Lab Tries to Balance Science, Tenants' Needs, 1 Nov 1997 [cached]
Tom Daniel, scientific technical program manager for NELHA, describes the problem:
However, unless a new $10.7 million seawater pipeline is installed, Cyanotech's expansion will squeeze out ocean-thermal energy conversion (OTEC) projects and tenant growth at NELHA, according to Daniel.
According to Daniel, the U.S. Department of Energy, which was the principal source of funds for OTEC projects at Keahole, has refused to consider funding spin-off industries, "which," Daniel adds, "are the things that have been somewhat successful."
The state, on the other hand, has been very supportive of these spin-offs.
Daniel described the dramatic turnaround to Environment Hawai`i: "Right after he [Gov.
In November 1996, the proposal was sent for review to Tom Daniel, NELHA's acting executive director at the time.In December, the NELHA board rejected the proposal.
According to Daniel, the proposal was "mind-boggling."The HOST Park land remains vacant, he said, although a couple of tenants of NELHA are planning to move into the area soon, occupying a total of about 160 acres of the 400-odd acres that are developable.In addition, he said, Cyanotech may be using an additional 100 acres at the HOST Park site.
Under the present operating budget, such an increase could not be accommodated.
"This issue has been discussed with the Attorney General, and Mr. [Winfred] Pong's opinion was that we can treat this company as a new tenant," reported Daniel.
This troubles Daniel.
If Cyanotech lives up to its projections, "which they've always done in the past," Daniel says, "they're going to be using the total capacity of our system.
CEROS: National Defense Center of Excellence for Research in Ocean Sciences, 16 Sept 2006 [cached]
Point of Contact: Dr. Tom Daniel (808) 989-0171 email:
Documents for the Event '26th session of the Data Buoy Cooperation Panel' [cached]
Justin Manley and Tom Daniel (Liquid Robotics Inc.)
Eric Badger & Tom Daniel, ..., 25 Oct 2010 [cached]
Eric Badger & Tom Daniel, PhD - Liquid Robotics Inc.
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