Professional Contributions

Storm Technologies, Inc. (2005 – 2010) Key instructor for Storm Technologies, Inc. Large Electric Utility Boiler Combustion and Performance Short Courses
Clyde Bergemann Boiler Cleaning Symposium Summer/Fall of 2005 – 2010 Guest Presenter for session on Power Plant Testing & Boiler Optimization  (Multiple years, Multiple Presentations)
ASME – Electric Power ‘05’ PWR2005-50151 Published Technical Paper & Presentation on “NOX Reduction without Low NOX Burners”
ASME (Electric Power) PWR2006-88156 Published Technical Paper & Presentation on “Vertical Spindle Pulverizer Optimization”
Electric Power/ASME PWR2006-88157 Published Technical Paper & Presentation on AES Westover System, “Achieving simultaneous NOX & Combustion improvements on a 90 MW CE Unit by applying the fundamentals”
2008 Electric Power Conference Baltimore, Maryland Technical Paper Presentation on  “The extreme importance of total air & fuel flow measurement on a 450MW B&W wall fired unit firing high sulfur fuels.;  Also, Ash & Slag Workshop Instructor during the pre-conference training program.
2008 – 2010 Department of Energy (INDIA) Supported the DOE Office of Fossil Energy and NETL and led Storm Technologies efforts with activities targeted at improving the efficiency of coal-fired power plants in India.  An evaluation & training program commenced in India with the generating companies of several State Electricity Boards (SEBs) to demonstrate some of the best practices used in U.S. power plants. Including, full combustion optimization workshops presented to the key technical personnel at NTPC, State Electric Board & Private Sector plants throughout India.
American Coal Council (ACC) Fuel Flexibility Conference (July 2008) – Guest Presenter – “Maximizing Plant Performance”; (July 2009)  St. Louis, Missouri; July 2010 (Chicago)
CII – DOE/NETL Power Symposium Power Plant Summit, 2008 – New Delhi, India – Guest Presenter; “The fundamentals of Combustion & the APPLES approach to Optimization”
2009 Spring NCCI Conference Guest speaker at the Spring North Carolina Coal Institute Conference – Topic “Fuels Flexibility in the New Supply Market with a Global perspective on Energy & the Economy.
American Coal Council (ACC) Fuel Flexibility Conference (2008 – 2010); Guest Baltimore, Maryland and St. Louis, Missouri events
2010 American Coal Council Fuels Flexibility Conf. Presentation – “Combustion Control and Adaptive Control Optimization”
November 2010 Participated & Presented on a Webinar Titled “Demystifying Environmental Control” with McIllvane and sponsored by Neundorfer, Inc.
November 2010 Participated and Presented at a Scenario Planning Workshop with Neundorfer, Inc. for MACT Compliance.
2011 EPRI Heat Rate Conf. Regenerative Airheater Performance Improvements  – Upcoming
2011 Electric Power Conference Case Study on HECO Project ; May 10-12, Rosemont, IL PWR2011-6767
2011 POWER-GEN Europe Advancements in Regenerative Airheater Performance; June 7-9, 2011, Milan, Italy ID-1546
AEP BRO Conference Columbus, Ohio – Guest speaker – “Interrelationships of Combustion, Efficiency, Reliability and Air Pollution Control”.