Engineering Solutions using an Integrated Approach
Specific Expertise: Multiphase Flow, Multi-scale Simulation & Optimization, Simulation, Data Analysis & Vizualization
ORD’s Computational Science and Engineering competency consists of conducting applied scientific research and developing physics-based simulation models, methods, and tools to support the development and deployment of novel process and equipment designs. Research includes advanced computations to generate information beyond the reach of experiments alone by integrating experimental and computational sciences across different length and time scales.
Specific Expertise: Catalytic Process, Reactor & Process Development
Energy Process Innovation involves developing and evaluating prototypes of advanced multiphase reactor concepts and designs and performing validation studies. Research includes the areas of hydrodynamics and kinetics as well as reactor and process development.
Specific Expertise: Analytical Bio-Geochemistry, Geology, Monitoring
ORD develops processes, techniques, instrumentation, and relationships to collect, interpret, and disseminate data in an effort to characterize and understand the behavior of engineered natural systems. Research includes investigating theoretical and observed phenomena to support program needs and developing new concepts in the areas of analytical biogeochemistry, geology, and monitoring.
Specific Expertise: Separations Materials, Electro-Chemical & Magnetic Material
The Functional Materials Development Division discovers and develops advanced functional materials and component processing technologies to meet technology performance requirements and enable scale-up for proof-of-concept studies. The Division’s research includes separations materials and electrochemical and magnetic materials.
Specific Expertise: Chemical & Thermal Analysis, Microscopic Analysis
Researchers in ORD’s Functional Materials Development competency work to discover and develop advanced functional materials and component processing technologies to meet technology performance requirements and enable scale-up for proof-of-concept studies. Research includes separations materials and electrochemical and magnetic materials.
Specific Expertise: Molecular Optimization, Materials Fundamentals
ORD’s Molecular Science competency provides technology-enabling computational and experimental insight into the atomic-level processes occurring in condensed matter and gas phase systems or at the heterogeneous surface-gas interfaces used for energy applications. Research includes molecular optimization as well as both classical and high-throughput material design.
Specific Expertise: Fluid-Rock Geochemistry, Fluid-Rock Geophysics
Researchers in the Predictive Geosciences competency develop and calibrate efficient tools and quantitative relationships for the science-based prediction of the behavior of engineered-natural systems. Research includes fluid-rock geochemistry, fluid-rock geophysics, and geochemical engineering.
Specific Expertise: Advanced Alloys, Refractory Ceramics, Service Exposure
Structural Materials Development enables advanced technologies through the discovery, development, and demonstration of cost-effective advanced structural materials for use in extreme environments (high-temperature, high-stress, erosive, and corrosive environments, including the performance of materials in contact with molten slags and salts). Research includes materials design and discovery, materials processing and manufacturing, and service-life prediction of materials performance. Research is conducted from bench-scale through scale-up and field trials for proof-of-concept, with emphasis on high-temperature alloys, refractories, and structural ceramics.
Specific Expertise: Aerothermo-Dynamics & Heat Transfer, Innovative Energy Concepts, Sensors & Diagnostics
ORD’s Thermal Sciences competency provides the scientific, engineering, and technology development community with innovative and efficient approaches to measure, harness, and convert thermal energy. Research includes sensors, advanced energy concepts, and thermodynamic optimization.