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
All lectures will be in Benedum 102 from 12:00 - 1:00 pm. Registration is required for lunch.
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.
NIH Grant Writing with Anne Robertson, Director Center for Faculty Excellence
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Overview of NETL Carbon Capture and Utilization with Lynn Brickett, Technology Manager
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If you would like to cancel an existing registration or if you have any special dietary needs, please notify
Melissa M. Penkrot