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.
The National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) is the only U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Laboratory focused on the development of advanced fossil energy technologies. As a government-owned and government-operated (GOGO) national laboratory, the only one within the DOE complex, NETL can quickly identify and bring together the resources necessary to address complex technical problems, as well as market analysis and environmental impact issues. This enables the development of regulatory and technology-based solutions for problems that limit current use of domestic energy resources.
NETL’s program management capabilities can be used to plan and manage transformational technology developments with beneficial near- and long-term economic and environmental impacts. NETL’s onsite analysis and experimental capabilities can be used to pursue high-risk technology developments that enable further industrial development and deployment of commercialized technology solutions.
Strong partnerships enable the lab to deliver on its core mission, to discover, integrate, and mature technology solutions to enhance the nation’s energy foundation and protect the environment for future generations. Partners in NETL’s research efforts number in the thousands and include small and large businesses, national research organizations, leading colleges and universities, and other government laboratories. NETL plans, conducts, and sponsors research to develop oil and gas and coal technologies to produce reliable, affordable, and clean energy in support of the Nation’s economy. The Lab utilizes a complete suite of contractual vehicles, as well as its inherent authority as a GOGO, to pursue technology development through intramural and extramural associations, and to accelerate transition of those technologies into commercial markets. As a GOGO DOE National Laboratory, NETL is the only DOE National Laboratory authorized to issue Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOA’s) on behalf of the Department; a means by which NETL awards hundreds of new financial assistance awards each year. NETL’s partnership service offers opportunities for cost-shared direct funding, licensing, and technology transfer in addition to long-standing commitments to support revitalization of the American Workforce and education in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
His areas of expertise include synthesis, structure, experimental thermodynamics, physical and chemical properties of intermetallic compounds containing rare earth metals, anomalous behavior of 4f-electron systems, magnetostructural phase transformations, physical properties of ultra-pure rare earth metals, caloric materials and systems, mechanochemistry, mechanically induced solid state reactions and mechanochemical transformations, and relationships between composition, structure, physical and chemical properties of materials. He is a distinguished professor of Materials, Science, and Engineering at Iowa State University, and is an FWP leader and faculty scientist at Ames Laboratory. He is a member of the Materials Research Society, Royal Society of Chemistry, and International Centre for Diffraction Data. He has his doctorate in inorganic chemistry and a bachelor’s and master’s in chemistry (with distinction), both from L’viv State University, L’viv, Ukraine.
Ames Laboratory, a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science National Laboratory managed by Iowa State University, creates materials and energy solutions. With its roots in the Manhattan Project, Ames Laboratory today seeks solutions to energy-related problems of national importance through the exploration of physics, chemistry, engineering, applied mathematics, and materials sciences.
Ames Laboratory accelerates the discovery of new materials and adds value by sharing these materials and its expertise with the scientific community and partners throughout the U.S. and the world. We advance and promote the application of these materials for economic and national security. Through Strategic Partnership Projects, Ames Laboratory enhances our national and economic competitiveness while reducing technical barriers for U.S. industry. We are a top national laboratory in converting science into licensed technologies.
Today, we are addressing the global challenge of critical materials as we lead the Critical Materials Institute, a DOE Energy Innovation Hub. And we are tackling the 100-year-old technology of compressed vapor refrigeration to significantly improve efficiency and reliability through the CaloriCoolTM consortium, part of DOE's Energy Materials Network.
Ames Lab's Materials Preparation Center is recognized by researchers worldwide for its unique capabilities in the purification, preparation, and characterization of rare earths and other materials. We also characterize materials with specialty tools we develop and with world-leading capabilities at our Sensitive Instrument Facility.
You can use keywords such as "Advanced Materials" to find experts who focus on this area of interest.
You may search for a specific lab to see all facilities, technologies and experts found there. e.g. "Ames National Laboratory"
You can use search for a specific technology to find all laboratories and experts who have expertise in this field. e.g. "Energy Analysis"
Fill out the information below to ask your energy technology question. Our target response time is 14 business days; however, any individual may not be available to meet this target though we strive to provide a timely response.