She is an environmental geochemist with research interests focusing on how chemical reactions can increase the efficiency of producing energy while minimizing environmental impacts, and how to monitor the sources of fluids and gases in natural systems. Her specialties include natural gas, carbon capture and storage, and carbon dioxide storage. She earned her bachelor’s in geosciences with a certificate in environmental studies from Princeton University in 2003, and her doctorate in the School of Earth Sciences at Ohio State University in 2008 where she was a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Science to Achieve Results graduate fellow. She started as an Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) post-doctoral research associate at the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) in 2008 and became a NETL research physical scientist in the Office of Research and Development in 2009. While at NETL, she has led multiple projects related to onshore unconventional shale gas development. She received the 2017 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers and the 2016 Federal Executive Board Women in Science Bronze Award. She’s also contributed her expertise to a variety of publications and manuscripts with numerous upcoming presentations and authorships.
He is a senior research fellow for Energy Conversion Engineering at National Energy Technology Laboratory with more than 30 years of experience in energy systems research, including all types of energy conversion devices. He has lead or directed projects investigating turbine technologies, fuel cells, carbon dioxide capture, combustion, heat transfer, coal/biomass gasification, fuel processing, sensors, controls, magnetohydrodynamics, and geothermal energy. In addition to conducting his own research, his responsibilities include developing and executing cooperative research agreements with private industry and academia and evaluating proposed concepts related to energy conversion. He serves as an associate editor for the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Journal of Propulsion and Power. He received his doctorate in mechanical engineering from Purdue University, master’s in mechanical engineering, and bachelor’s in physics and mechanical engineering from Clarkson University.
He is a distinguished scientist at Idaho National Laboratory in areas of processing, characterization, and analysis of novel material systems for both nuclear and non-nuclear applications, including materials for use in high-temperature, space, irradiation, and other extreme environments. He is the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) technical lead for the DOE Advanced Reactor Technology Graphite Research and Development program, responsible for thermo-mechanical testing of nonirradiated and irradiated graphite and composites, development of test standards and code case development for determining material properties of nuclear graphite and composites. He holds a doctorate in materials science and engineering from University of Idaho, a master’s degree in nuclear engineering from University of Illinois, and a bachelor’s degree in nuclear engineering from University of California at Santa Barbara.
He has over 20 years of experience at Argonne National Laboratory in research and development of advanced battery systems for transportation applications that include hybrid electric vehicles (HEV), plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV), and electric vehicles (EV). These battery systems were predominantly lithium-based and include lithium-alloy/iron disulfide (molten salt), lithium polymer, and lithium-ion. He has extensive hands-on experience in the various processes and equipment needed for a successful lithium battery research facility. He is the leader of the Cell Analysis, Modeling, and Prototyping (CAMP) Facility at Argonne, which is a multi-disciplined team with semi-automated electrode and cell making equipment centered on the advancement of novel high-energy cell systems for transportation applications. He holds a doctorate in chemical engineering from the University of Florida and has over 44 publications, including two book chapters, several technical reports, three patents awarded, and three patent applications filed.
He is responsible for the development of science-based simulations for use in accelerating energy technology development. He was architect of the widely used, open-source multiphase CFD code, known as Multiphase Flow with Interphase eXchanges (MFIX), and led the development of software for linking process- and device-scale simulations and the C3M chemical kinetics software. As a fellow of the American Academy of Chemical Engineers, he specializes in multiphase flow, computational fluid dynamics (CFD), fluidization, and various energy processes. He is a founding technical director of National Energy Technology Laboratory’s Carbon Capture Simulation Initiative (CCSI). He has received numerous awards, such as the Energy Secretary’s Achievement Honor Award and American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Fluidization Process Recognition Award. His many publications address topics, such as gasifier advanced simulation models; multiphase hydrodynamics of gas-solids flow; modeling coal gasification processes; hydrodynamics of particle segregation in fluidized beds; and simulation of granular layer inversion in liquid fluidized beds. He has a bachelor’s in chemical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) Varanasi, and a master’s and doctorate from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago.
He is currently a senior chemist and group leader at Argonne National Laboratory specializing in the testing and post-test analysis of cells and complete battery systems with over 34 years of experience. He is known worldwide for his work in battery testing and life modeling. He has a bachelor’s in chemistry from Brown University and a doctorate in inorganic chemistry from University of Chicago. He is active in the battery materials and testing fields and has more than 120 publications and eight patents. He received an IR-100 Award in 1987 for a micro-membrane sensor to measure sodium-ion concentrations at elevated temperature. He participated in the creation of international recommended practices (one step before a standard) in battery testing. His work in battery life estimation led to the creation of software, which became the recognized standard for life estimation for battery development projects funded by U.S. Advanced Battery Consortium and the U.S. Department of Energy. In 2011, he established the post-test facility for the elucidation of the physical and chemical changes that cause battery performance decline.
Rahul is a Sr. Advisor for LBNL's Energy Technologies Area where he focuses on Public Private Partnerships, business development, new business ideas and models, and strategic alliances. Rahul works closely with leading venture and PE firms as an advisor in industries that span energy, wireless, and healthcare infrastructures creation and optimization.
In addition to his role at LBNL, Rahul is a serial entrepreneur and a partner at Ventus Partners and advises leading Venture Capital Funds, technology incubators, and new startups in the fields of energy and telecom infrastructure, healthcare IT, and technology related business models and markets. As a Rockefeller Fellow and as an Advisor to the City of San Francisco's Mayor and Board, Rahul chairs the P3 Committee on Fiber Everywhere where he is responsible for fundraising and revenue for citywide fiber asset P3.
He is a research and development scientist at Idaho National Laboratory (INL) leading the Engineering Scale Nuclear Fuel Simulation team. His work focuses mainly on the development of INL’s nuclear fuel performance code, BISON, and on advanced modeling of fission gas behavior in nuclear fuel. He earned his master’s and doctorate degrees in nuclear engineering from Politecnico di Milano, Italy. He has 10 years of experience in nuclear fuel modeling and simulation. Prior to INL, he worked at the European Commission in Karlsruhe, Germany, and the Halden Reactor Project in Norway. His research encompasses various areas of nuclear fuel modeling, including fission gas release and swelling in oxide fuels, fuel rod performance during design-basis reactor accidents, and modeling of accident-tolerant fuel concepts, including uranium silicide fuel and iron-chromium-aluminum steel claddings.
She is a human factors scientist with 10 years of experience conducting psychological and human factors research. She has been at Idaho National Laboratory for 7 years and led research investigating human-automation interaction, interface design for tools used in nuclear power plants, design, and evaluation of nuclear power plant control room technologies and design of displays to support utility operators. She has also conducted research in human factors issues in cybersecurity. She holds a bachelor’s in psychology from New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, and master’s and doctorate in cognitive psychology from New Mexico State University.
His experience at Idaho National Laboratory involves research, development, and engineering of processes and equipment, as well as managing projects and personnel in the treatment of various materials of interest for the U.S. Department of Energy, which includes spent nuclear fuel and associated high-level, transuranic and low-level wastes. The activities have primarily involved pyrochemical and electrochemical techniques and processes to separate and recover actinides from spent nuclear fuel, while directing fission and activation products into appropriate waste forms for disposal. He has a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Brigham Young University and a master’s from Idaho State University. He is a professional engineer in chemical and nuclear engineering.
He is a chemist and group leader of the Advanced Electrolyte Research Group within the Electrochemical Energy Storage theme at Argonne National Laboratory. He has more than 20 years of organic/polymer chemistry research experience in the battery area. After receiving his doctorate in 2000, he joined Professor Robert West’s group at the University of Wisconsin-Madison as a research associate then a research scientist developing a portfolio of siloxane-based advanced electrolyte technologies for lithium-ion batteries for medical applications. At Quallion, LLC (now EnerSys), he led research and development (R&D) activities regarding a high energy density lithium-ion battery project and a solid polymer electrolyte for lithium monofluoride cells. In 2007, he joined Argonne setting up electrolyte synthesis labs and building a team comprising scientists with strong organic chemistry backgrounds focusing on advanced electrolyte research for lithium-ion chemistries and beyond, including high-voltage electrolytes, functional electrolyte additives, polymer binders, fluorinated ether electrolytes for lithium sulfur batteries, organic catholytes and anolytes for non-aqueous redox flow batteries, and non-Grignard magnesium-ion electrolytes. He won three R&D 100 Awards for advanced silicon-based electrolytes, redox shuttle additives for overcharge protection and a fluorinated electrolyte for 5-V lithium-ion chemistries. He published more than 120 publications in peer-reviewed journals and filed more than 50 patents/applications in the field of electrochemical energy storage.
He is a senior environmental engineer at the National Energy Technology Laboratory's Energy Systems Analysis Team. He leads life cycle analysis (LCA) research efforts on methane emissions from the natural gas value chain, alternative transportation fuels, and advanced power generation systems. He is the primary author of multiple natural gas and coal-related life cycle analyses published by U.S. Department of Energy. He also leads research on energy resource availability, integration of biomass and fossil energy resources, and strategic energy concepts for new programs. He has 20 years of experience in the field of energy analysis and is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University.
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