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Research Interests

Impact of feedstocks on thermochemical conversion performance 

Design, instrumentation, method development, and automation of laboratory and process analytical systems for thermochemical and catalytic experimental reactor systems

Molecular-beam mass spectrometry for the analysis of pyrolysis and gasifier tars/vapors and trace inorganics

Modification of scientific instruments for high-temperature experimental chemical analysis

Design, construction, and automation of heated process interface, sampling, and quantitative analysis of gasifier tars

Professional Experience

Staff Scientist, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, National Bioenergy Center, 1999–present

Project Lead, Thermochemical Feedstock Interface Project, intra-laboratory collaboration in the U.S. Department of Energy's Bioenergy Technologies Office thermochemical conversion platform, 2012–present

Project Lead, Integrated Biorefinery Projects, ARRA-funded projects for the in-field process monitoring of biomass-to-fuels demonstration units, 2010–2014

Education/Academic Qualification

Master, Physics, University of Nevada Reno

Bachelor, Physics, University of Nevada Reno


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