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.
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 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 a research mechanical engineer in the Energy Conversion Engineering Directorate of the National Energy Technology Laboratory’s Research and Innovation Center (R&IC). He is responsible for the technical direction of sensors and controls research by R&IC within the Crosscutting Research Program. He holds a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering from Ohio University and master’s and doctorate in mechanical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
He has more than 20 years of research experience in the areas of harsh environment sensors and combustion. He has worked on a diverse set of applied research problems, including flame ionization sensors for gas turbine combustion, laser-based sensors for process control in harsh applications, rapid analysis of gas mixtures using Raman spectroscopy for process control, solids flow measurement with microwave Doppler for chemical looping combustion, high temperature optical fiber sensing, and steam diluted oxy-fuel combustion for power generation.
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.
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.
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