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).
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.
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.
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