Dr. Brian J. Anderson is the Director of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) where he manages the complete NETL complex, including delivery and execution of the Laboratory’s mission, and national programs in fossil energy. Brian came to NETL from West Virginia University (WVU) where he served as the Director of the WVU Energy Institute. He has a long history of collaboration with NETL and other DOE national laboratories. He served NETL as the coordinator of the International Methane Hydrate Reservoir Simulator Code Comparison study in 2011 and was awarded a Secretary Honor Achievement Award from the Secretary of the Department of Energy for his role on the Flow Rate Technical Group, a team spanning multiple national laboratories that worked in response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. He is also a recipient of the 2012 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on science and engineering professionals in the initial stages of their careers. He served as a member of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) Roundtable on Unconventional Hydrocarbon Development.
Brian earned his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering at WVU and his master’s and a doctorate in chemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). His research interests include molecular, reservoir, and multi-scale modeling and simulation applied to energy and biomedical systems.