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Dr. Brian J. Anderson to head DOE’s National Energy Technology Laboratory

- Story shared from the Office of Fossil Energy

November 9, 2018

Today, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy Steven Winberg announced that Brian J. Anderson, Ph.D. will be the new director of DOE’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), effective November 11, 2018. Anderson comes to NETL from West Virginia University (WVU) where he served as director of the WVU Energy Institute. With Anderson’s arrival, NETL’s Acting Director Sean Plasynski, Ph.D., will transition into his new role as the lab’s deputy director and chief operating officer.

Winberg Stresses Importance of Collaboration to Achieve Fossil Energy Goals at NETL-Hosted Meeting

Story shared by Shelley Martin, DOE National Energy Technology Laboratory, 304-285-0228, contact.publicaffairs@netl.doe.gov

April 24, 2018

Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy Steven Winberg Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy Steven Winberg said collaboration – particularly with university partners – will be critical in achieving robust fossil energy goals he outlined to meet U.S. energy demands, stimulate the nation’s economy and promote responsible stewardship of the environment.

NETL-Supported Coalition Makes Strides in Addressing Fossil Energy Research Challenges

Story shared by Shelley Martin, DOE National Energy Technology Laboratory, 304-285-0228, contact.publicaffairs@netl.doe.gov

April 23, 2018

UCFER Director Chunshan Song, Ph.D., of Pennsylvania State UniversityNETL is aggressively addressing fundamental fossil energy research challenges in partnership with 16 universities across the country, devoting about $4 million to 12 projects within two years. Another $4 million is slated to be awarded to seven additional topics by the end of June.

University Coalition for Fossil Energy Research Commits Funding for Round 02 Projects

February 28, 2018

UNIVERSITY PARK, PA.  –  The University Coalition for Fossil Energy Research (UCFER) was established in 2016 through a Cooperative Agreement between The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) and the U.S. Department of Energy National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) to address the fundamental research challenges that impede the advancement of fossil energy-based technologies.  The coalition was comprised of nine-founding universities that include:  The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Pennsylvania State University, Princeton University, Texas A&M University, the University of Kentucky, the University of Southern California, the University of Tulsa, the University of Wyoming, and Virginia Polytechnic and State University. 

Postdoc Position, Exascale Computing, National Energy Technology Lab

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October 2, 2017

The Multiphase Flow Sciences (MFS) Team at National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) invites outstanding candidates to apply for a postdoctoral position to develop and implement algorithms for computational fluid dynamics-discrete element method (CFD-DEM) on exascale, high performance computers. This opening is available im immediately, but there is flexibility in start dates.

Invited Speaker Dr. Chunshan Song goes to United Kingdom

Story by Dr. Chunshan Song

October 25, 2016

By the invitation of Professor Jon Gibbins at the University of Sheffield, Director of UK Carbon Capture and Storage Research Centre (UK CCSRC) and with the approval of NETL, Chunshan Song attended the UK’s CCS Biannual Meeting in Edinburgh during Sept 14-15, 2016, and gave an invited plenary presentation on UCFER to the attendees. The title of his presentation is “University Coalition for Fossil Energy Research (UCFER) Funded by US DOE NETL – Vision, Mission and Operation”. Professor Jon Gibbins gave an enthusiastic introduction for Chunshan Song and the presentation on the UCFER was well received by the attendees in UK.

5th U.S.-China Symposium on CO2 Control Science and Technology

Story by Chunshan Song

July 20, 2016

Chunshan Song attended the 5th U.S.-China Symposium on CO2 Control Science and Technology, which was co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy and held in Hangzhou, China, during June 4-7, 2016. Chunshan Song was invited by DOE to give a presentation on DOE NETL-supported CO2 capture and conversion research at Penn State. He presented an invited lecture entitled “Solid Molecular Basket Sorbent with High Capacity for Selective CO2 Capture and Catalytic Conversion.” Chunshan Song also took this opportunity to introduce UCFER at this meeting to the researchers in the U.S. and China. He presented one slide as an outline of UCFER at this meeting. Several U.S. DOE officials attended this meeting and these include:

NETL and member universities kick off new Coalition on Clean Energy

Story shared from Penn State News by A'ndrea Elyse Messer

July 6, 2016

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Representatives of nine universities and the National Energy Technology Laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy met at Penn State to kick off the University Coalition for Fossil Energy Research (UCFER), a six-year program funded by NETL for $20 million that will explore a broad range of research in coal, natural gas and oil including carbon dioxide capture, storage and use.

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