Andy Young.

Andy Young


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Please contact me with research questions, ideas for collaborations, and questions about bioenergy projects at NREL. Please do NOT contact me directly for jobs—see instead information on NREL's Director's Postdoctoral Fellowship program or on NREL Careers in general.

Research Interests

Catalytic conversion of C1 molecules

Advanced process control, including model predictive control, adaptive control, and statistical process control

Machine learning, data pipelines, and visualization with Python

Valorization of waste streams via novel process designs and intensification

Process control

Gas-phase catalysis, processing, and separations

Holistic process design optimizing cost, operability, and controls

Secure digital access to remote assets using industrial internet-of-things tools

Capturing and utilizing stranded carbon resources

Professional Experience

Research Engineer, National Bioenergy Center, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (2018–present)

Director of Operations, Pioneer Energy Inc. (2011–2018)

Process Control Intern, DuPont (2005–2006)

Education/Academic Qualification

Bachelor, Chemical and Life Science Engineering, Virginia Commonwealth University


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