Taku is honored to serve on the Engineering Advisory Board at Navajo Technical University (NTU). He has held the current position since 2015. He enjoys working closely with engineering professors and the other board members to craft a vision and a direction for NTU's School of Engineering that lead to its sustainable growth.
Outside of serving on the board, he is an entrepreneur that is passionate about solving energy and environmental challenges. Under his companies, he has had the opportunity to hire and work with NTU engineering students. Taku holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in Petroleum Engineering and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering, from Stanford, where he focused on modeling underground coal fires and subsurface methane flow in coal seams.
Outside of work, he enjoys meeting people, running ultramarathons, playing hockey with his wife and friends, skiing, reading, and coaching youth hockey.