Hullihen W. Moore, who recently completed his second term on the Virginia State Corporation Commission, will address "Sustainability, Energy, the Environment and Engineers" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 26, in the Burruss Hall auditorium on Virginia Tech’s campus.

The event is free and open to the public. Moore’s appearance is sponsored by the College of Engineering’s Green Engineering Program, the Virginia Tech Student Engineer’s Council, and the Department of Engineering Education.

Moore was elected by the Virginia General Assembly to serve on the State Corporation Commission in 1992 and was re-elected for another six-year term in 1998. He was one of three members of the commission.

Prior to his service on the commission, Moore practiced public utility and energy law for more than 20 years. He also has taught economic regulation and public utility law at the law schools of the College of William and Mary, Washington and Lee University, and the University of Virginia. A graduate of Washington and Lee, Moore received his law degree at the University of Virginia, where he served on the editorial board of the Virginia Law Review.

He is a past president of both the Mid-Atlantic Conference of Regulatory Utilities Commissioners and of the Southeastern Association of Regulatory Utilities Commissioners.

Moore also is a landscape photographer who studied with Ansel Adams, and his photographs are featured on several posters of the Shenandoah National Park.

The College of Engineering at Virginia Tech is internationally recognized for its excellence in 14 engineering disciplines and computer science. The college’s 5,600 undergraduates benefit from an innovative curriculum that provides a "hands-on, minds-on" approach to engineering education, complementing classroom instruction with two unique design-and-build facilities and a strong Cooperative Education Program. With more than 50 research centers and numerous laboratories, the college offers its 2,000 graduate students opportunities in advanced fields of study such as biomedical engineering, state-of-the-art microelectronics, and nanotechnology.

Founded in 1872 as a land-grant college, Virginia Tech has grown to become among the largest universities in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Today, Virginia Tech’s eight colleges are dedicated to putting knowledge to work through teaching, research, and outreach activities and to fulfilling its vision to be among the top 30 research universities in the nation. At its 2,600-acre main campus located in Blacksburg and other campus centers in Northern Virginia, Southwest Virginia, Hampton Roads, Richmond, and Roanoke, Virginia Tech enrolls more than 28,000 full- and part-time undergraduate and graduate students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries in 180 academic degree programs.