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 the technology manager of National Energy Technology Laboratory’s (NETL) Natural Gas and Oil Research and Development (R&D) program. In this capacity, he manages an R&D portfolio encompassing advanced technology projects ranging from basic energy science (modeling, materials development, sensors, controls) through large-scale field demonstrations and includes natural gas (shale gas), enhanced oil recovery, deepwater oil and gas production, and methane hydrates. He has 17 years of diversified engineering and management experience that spans a broad spectrum of technology areas including electric power generation, advanced greenhouse gas control, process control, coal conversion processes (oxycombustion, gasification and chemical looping), thermoelectric water management, and simulation/systems analysis.
Previously at NETL, he served as director of the Office of Coal and Power R&D Program and technology manager of the Carbon Capture Program and Engineering Systems Analyst. Prior to joining NETL, he worked as a chemical engineer for Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) and as a research/process engineer for Calgon Carbon Corporation. He has a bachelor’s and master’s in chemical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh.
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