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NETL Regional Workforce Initiative Energy 101 Webinar Invitation – Sensors and Controls

The Future of Work Webinar

Energy 101 Webinar Invitation – Modeling, Simulation, and Analysis

Wednesday, February 26th; 11 AM to 12 PM

How do research breakthroughs and innovations create regional and national economic and workforce opportunities?
This is the focus of the NETL Regional Workforce Initiative Energy 101 webinar series. 

NETL possesses some of the most advanced and powerful computers in the world, and they use these resources to solve some of the world’s most complex energy and advanced manufacturing problems. In this month Energy 101, we focus on the groundbreaking work being conducted at NETL with the Modeling, Simulation and Analysis group and how research being conducted by the team leads to innovations and discoveries that promote further regional and national economic development.

Modeling and Simulation Webinar Abstract
Advanced energy technologies and processes rely on phenomena that confound the ability of experimental scientists, as the key elements are not observable, or the measurements are impractical. This leads to costly, and lengthy experimental and developmental phases. Simulation Based Engineering focuses on developing and applying advanced computational tools at multiple scales: atomistic, device, process, grid and market scales to accelerate development and deployment of fossil fuel technologies. Computational design methods and concepts are required to significantly improve performance, reduce the costs of existing fossil energy power systems, and to enable the development of new system and capabilities such as advanced ultra-supercritical combustion, and hydrogen turbines. This effort combines theory, computational modeling, advanced optimization, experiments, and industrial input to simulate complex advanced energy processes, resulting in virtual prototyping. The research conducted in the Simulation-Based Engineering program develops accurate and timely computational models of complex reacting flows and components relevant to advanced power systems. Model development and refinement is achieved through in-house research and partnerships to utilize expertise throughout the country.

About the Energy 101 Series:
The NETL RWFI Energy 101 Series provides a basic primer on the research conducted at NETL, including the challenges and potential economic and workforce opportunities that successful research into these topics and their related challenges may bring to the region and the nation. NETL researchers present information on their work in an easy to follow and thus easy to communicate fashion.



  1. Introductions & Webinar Instructions
  2. NETL Regional Workforce Initiative and NETL Research Background- Anthony Armaly- NETL RWFI Federal Coordinator
  3. Energy 101- Sensors and Controls- Chris Guenther – Director; Computational Science Division
  4. Technology Workforce Discussion
  5. Conclusion