He is the associate director for Materials Engineering and Manufacturing for the National Energy Technology’s (NETL) Research and Innovation Center (R&IC). He is responsible for NETL’s applied materials science capability, which is engaged in developing functional and structural materials to enable efficient and effective fossil based advanced power generation and resource recovery. He has a bachelor’s from Drexel University and doctorate from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, both in materials engineering. His research has encompassed the abrasive wear of sintered titanium matrix–ceramic particle reinforced composites; the effect of manganese additions on the reactive evaporation of chromium in nickel–chromium alloys; and the electrochemical corrosion measurements of carbon steel in supercritical carbon dioxide. He is co-inventor of nine U.S. patents, published over 50 peer-reviewed scholarly articles, and a recipient of two prestigious R&D 100 Awards for technology commercialization. In 2009, his technical contributions were recognized by ASM-International, as he was awarded a society fellowship for the development of novel materials and surface structures for power generation and high temperature applications.