Research Teams

Research Teams

 Advanced combustion alloy manufacturing and process development Advanced CombustionJeffrey Hawk
The National Energy Technology Laboratory-Regional University Alliance Advanced Combustion research team is addressing fundamental issues of fire-side and steam-side corrosion in oxy-fuel combustion environments.
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 High resolution simulations using NETL’s computational models Advanced GasificationJames Bennett
The Advanced Gasification research team is taking an integrated approach to developing physics-based methods, models, and tools that can support the development and deployment of advanced gasification devices and systems.
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 Ionic liquids created by the NETL-RUA Carbon Capture research team have found application as CO2 solvents, membrane transport phases, and electroplating media. Carbon Capture: David Luebke
The Carbon Capture research team is seeking to create technological solutions for carbon capture from pulverized coal power plants, integrated gasification combined cycle plants, and oxy-fuel combustion plants.
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 A variable grid approach is applied to the Oriskany Formation in order to more accurately evaluate CO2 storage potential. This allows the availability of data to guide spatial analysis and interpolation methods when data density is not constant. Carbon Storage: Brian Strazisar
The Carbon Storage research team is enabling development of technologies that will significantly improve the safety and permanence of geologic carbon dioxide (CO2) storage.
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 CCSI logo Carbon Capture Simulation Initiative (CCSI): David Miller
The CCSI research team works to develop and deploy state-of-the-art computational modeling and simulation tools to accelerate the development of carbon capture technologies from discovery to development, demonstration, and deployment.
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 A high-pressure (up to 1000 psi), high-temperature (up to 900 °C) test reactor used by NETL-RUA researchers to develop and test materials in a syngas environment. Fuels: Dirk Link
The Fuels research team focuses on development and assessment of membranes tailored for application in severe environments associated with syngas conversion.
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 A cutaway image of the NETL-RUA Fuel Cell research team’s multi-cell array during operation. Each fuel cell converts chemical energy directly to electrical energy via a high-efficiency electrochemical reaction. Fuel Cells: Kirk Gerdes
The Fuel Cell research team supports the Solid State Energy Conversion Alliance program to facilitate development of a robust sold oxide fuel system.
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 This chemical looping facility at NETL provides experimental data for benchmarking and validation of computational fluid dynamics models. Industrial Carbon Management Initiative (ICMI): Douglas Straub
The ICMI research team is developing carbon management strategies for industrial sources.
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 Product gases are sampled from a flat-flame burner operated with premixed oxy-fuel with steam and CO2 dilution. The product gases are analyzed using the Raman Gas Composition Analyzer, developed through joint research on an NETL-RUA project with the University of Pittsburgh. The Raman Gas Composition Analyzer can measure all the major product species from combustion, including water vapor, in real time (less than a second). Innovative Process Technologies (IPT): David Alman
The IPT research team focuses on five research tasks: sensors, power electronics and energetic metals, innovative energy concepts, computational materials, and multiphase flow.
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 A 3-D geological model and discretization used to model the performance of large-scale CO2 storage systems. National Risk Assessment Partnership (NRAP): Grant Bromhal
The NRAP research team harnesses capabilities of science-based prediction of critical behavior of engineered-natural systems across the U.S. Department of Energy to provide key decisions and technical solutions to energy challenges.
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 Turbines have been the world’s energy workhorses for generations. They are the heart of almost all of the world’s electricity generating systems. Turbines Thermal Management: Mary Anne Alvin
The Turbines Thermal Management research team is improving the performance, efficiency, and component life of land-based turbines that are directly linked to our country's economic and energy security.
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 Researchers study 3-D images of NETL-generated foamed cement bubble size distribution to evaluate foam stability under a variety of in situ conditions. Ultra-Deepwater and Frontier Regions: Kelly Rose
The Ultra-Deepwater and Frontier Regions research team is working to address quantitative prediction of potential deleterious events in extreme offshore drilling and production.
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 NETL researcher takes a water sample to help address issues related to accurate methane measurements during upstream gas development. Unconventional Resources: Alexandra Hakala
The Unconventional Resources research team is focused on developing the data and modeling tools needed to predict and quantify potential risks associated with oil and gas resources in shale reservoirs.
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