Pitt | Swanson Engineering
Valuable Opportunities for Research Programs
A Lunch and Learn Series


This informal seminar series provides SSOE faculty with useful information or resources to improve implementation, management, funding or translation of their research programs. Topics will cover a wide variety of areas under this general theme, and suggestions for new topics are more than welcome (and should be sent to the Associate Dean for Research's office at mam266@pitt.edu ).

All lectures will be in Benedum 102 from 12:00 - 1:00 pm. Registration is required for lunch.

  

Jan
4
2018
Overview of NETL Cross Cutting Research Program and Funding Opportunities with Dr. Briggs White, NETL (January 04, 2018)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
102 Benedum Hall
Overview of NETL Cross Cutting Research Program and Funding Opportunities

with Dr. Briggs White, Technology Manager, Cross Cutting Research NETL

Dr. Briggs White is an experienced engineering management professional with a demonstrated history of working in the research industry. Skilled in coal and natural gas conversion technologies, research and development (R&D), environmental compliance, and high-temperature materials, Dr. White provides leadership and management to the Department of Energy's Fossil Energy Crosscutting Technology Research program.

The program serves to accelerate R&D progress and develop concepts and technologies that enable improvements in fossil-based power generation.  Energy technology platforms include advanced coal combustion, gas turbines, advanced power cycles, solid oxide fuel cells, and modular gas conversion reactors. The program's scope includes fostering R&D in sensors and controls, cybersecurity, modeling and simulation, high-performance materials, innovative combustion concepts, and water management. The program leverages technology trends in smart and advanced manufacturing, process intensification, high-performance computing, IoT, data analytics, and machine learning.

Currently, Dr. White is serving as Crosscutting Technology Manager at NETL. He has also acted as the Chief of Staff for the Science and Technology – reporting directly to NETL’s Chief Technology Officer, as well as Chief of Staff for the Technology Development and Integration Center. Dr. White holds degrees in Materials Science & Engineering from Alfred University (BS), the University of Florida (MS, PhD), and the Univ. of Rome (PhD) with an emphasis on solid-state high-temperature electrochemical devices.

Feb
1
2018
Overview of NETL oil and gas programs and Funding Opportunities (February 01, 2018)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
102 Benedum Hall
Overview of NETL oil / gas programs and Funding Opportunities with Jared Ciferno, NETL Technology Manager--Oil and Gas (and Pitt Alumni!)

 

Mar
1
2018
NIH Grant Writing with Anne Robertson, Director Center for Faculty Excellence (March 01, 2018)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
102 Benedum Hall

NIH Grant Writing with Anne Robertson, Director Center for Faculty Excellence

Stop back for more details soon!

 

Apr
5
2018
NETL Overview Carbon Capture and Utilization with Lynn Brickett (April 05, 2018)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
102 Benedum Hall

Overview of NETL Carbon Capture and Utilization with Lynn Brickett, Technology Manager

**Please check back often for new details about upcoming sessions!

Cancellations and Special Requests

If you would like to cancel an existing registration or if you have any special dietary needs, please notify Melissa M. Penkrot at mam266@pitt.edu .