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CHRES Interns Convened at NETL To Discuss Work on Hybrid Resilient Energy Systems
CHRES interns

For the third year, NETL hosted interns from the CHRES program for a forum dedicated to their work. The goal of CHRES is to increase the workforce pipeline of graduates ready to pursue a career in energy research and other STEM related fields. Ian Colón Rodríguez, CHRES intern at NETL, is pictured preparing for a demonstration of the HyPer hybrid SOFC-gas turbine system as part of the CHRES Technical Forum.

Next-generation engineers and scientists who served internships at NETL, two other national laboratories, and four universities to study hybrid resilient energy systems converged in Morgantown, West Virginia, recently to share presentations on their work as part of the Consortium of Hybrid Resilient Energy Systems (CHRES) Technical Forum.

Hybrid energy systems are interconnected infrastructures using a variety of independent components such as electricity, thermal, gas, hydrogen, waste and transportation networks. Resilience refers to the ability of those systems to survive and quickly recover from extreme and unexpected disruptions.

CHRES provides internship opportunities to undergraduates, doctoral students, and faculty from four Hispanic-serving institutions: Universidad Ana G Méndez-Gurabo (UAGM), Universidad de Puerto Rico-Mayaguez (UPRM), University of Texas-El Paso (UTEP), and University of New Mexico-Albuquerque (UNM). The engineers and scientists served internships at those four universities and NETL, Sandia National Laboratory (SNL), and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), with financial support through the NNSA-MSIPP Program.

The goal of CHRES is to increase the workforce pipeline of graduates ready to pursue a career in energy research and other STEM-related fields. CHRES directly supports the U.S. Department of Energy’s goal of building a sustainable professional and academic pipeline of the next generation of engineers and scientist from the Hispanic community, ready to take on the challenges of current and future energy systems. 

Additional information about CHRES is available here.

Presenters at the forum hosted by NETL included:

  • Ian G. Colón Rodríguez, NETL.
  • Namir Huertas, SNL.
  • Guillermo Feliciano Morales, LLNL.
  • Braian Díaz Aquino, UPRM.
  • Armando Bozzo Vazquez, UAGM.
  • Ryn Samuel De Castro, UTEP.
  • Marielly Rodriguez, UNM.
  • Xavier Omar Nieves-Garcia, UTEP.
  • Muriel Sandoval, UTEP
  • Gabriela Lozada-Lopez, UTEP.
  • Jaime Lopez-Molina, UTEP.
  • Ana Paulina Mata, UTEP.
  • Walter González Iglesias, UAGM.
  • Ryan I. Rodriguez Tirado, UAG.
  • David Valadez, NETL.
  • Zachary Chanoi, NETL.
  • Guillermo Lopez, UPRM.
  • Dilcia Danesy Santos Maldonado, UPRM.
  • Brian L. Reyes Santiago, UPRM.
  • Ian G. Padín Aponte, UPRM.
  • Andrea Galvan and Gabiel Fuentes, SNL.
  • Matthew Roop, SNL.
  • Rafael Baez Ramirez and Ethan Sloan, SN.
  • Gregory Vega Carrasquillo, UNM.
  • Nico Galarza, UNM.
  • Christian Torres, UNM.
  • Michael Carl and Geralis del Valle Nieves, UNM.
  • Jared Alexander Justice, LLNL.
  • Jalyn-Rose Clark and Anastacia “Stacie” Dressel, LLNL.
  • Eduardo Ramirez, William Hochstedler and Gabriel Peters, LLNL.
  • Jose Antonio Rosales Mata and Paige Witter, LLNL.
  • Roberto Marrero Ortiz, LLNL.
  • Prof. Fabio Andrade Rengifo, LLNL.

NETL is a DOE national laboratory that drives innovation and delivers technological solutions for an environmentally sustainable and prosperous energy future. By using its world-class talent and research facilities, NETL is ensuring affordable, abundant and reliable energy that drives a robust economy and national security, while developing technologies to manage carbon across the full life cycle, enabling environmental sustainability for all Americans.