Richard Dennis is currently the Technology Manager for Advanced Turbines and Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Power Cycle Programs at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL). These programs support US university, industry and U.S. national laboratory research, development and demonstration projects. Rich has a Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Mechanical Engineering from West Virginia University. From 1983 to 1992 Mr. Dennis worked in the on-site research group of NETL where he conducted research related to pressurized fluidized bed combustion, gasification and gas stream particulate cleanup for advanced coal based power generation. From 1993 to 2000 Mr. Dennis managed contracted research for the DOE Office of Fossil Energy in advanced fossil fuel power generation including coal combustion, gasification, fuel cells, and gas turbines. In 2002 Richard was selected as a Technology Manager. Currently Richard is serving as the Technology Manager for Advanced Turbines and Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Power Cycles programs at NETL. Additionally, Richard was the 2018-19 leader of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Gas Turbine Segment (GTS). Richard is an ASME Fellow.
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