2012 Conference Proceedings

2012 University Coal Research/ Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Other Minority Institutions Contractors Review Conference

May 30-31, 2012

Table of Contents

PRESENTATIONS

  • Introduction and Opening Remarks
    Robert Romanosky, Technology Manager, Crosscutting Research
    Robie Lewis, UCR Program Coordinator, Federal Project Manager, Fuels Division
    Steven Markovich, HBCU Program Coordinator, Federal Project Manager, Fuels Division

Sensor & Controls
Moderator: Rick Dunst, Federal Project Manager, Gasification Division
U.S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • Heat Activated Plasmonics Based Harsh Environment Chemical Sensors
    Michael A. Carpenter, University at Albany-SUNY
  • Development of High Temperature/High Sensitivity Novel Chemical Resistive Sensor
    Chonglin Chen, University of Texas at San Antonio
  • Wireless, Passive Ceramic Strain Sensors for Turbine Engine Applications
    Gang Shao, University of Central Florida
  • In-Situ Acoustic Measurements of Temperature Profile in Extreme Environments
    Mikhail Skliar, University of Utah
  • Distributed Fiber Sensors for High Temperature Harsh Environments
    Kevin P. Chen, University of Pittsburgh
  • High-Temperature Nano-Derived Micro-H2 and H2S Sensors
    Engin Ciftyurek & Christina Wildfire, West Virginia University

Advanced Materials (Day 1) 
Moderator: Vito Cedro, Federal Project Manager, Gasification Division
U.S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • Multiscale Modeling of Grain Boundary Segregation and Embrittlement in Tungsten for Mechanistic Design of Alloys for Coal Fired Plants
    Jian Luo, Clemson University
  • AB Initio Modeling of Thermomechanical Properties of Mo-Based Alloys for Fossil Energy Conversion
    Wai-Yim Ching, University of Missouri, Kansas City
  • Modeling of Residual Stresses using Fast Fourier Transforms
    Anthony D. Rollett, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Fabrication of Pd/Pd-alloy Films by Surfactant-Induced Electroless Plating for Hydrogen Separation from Advanced Coal Gasification Processes
    Shamsuddin Ilias, North Carolina A&T State University
  • Bimetallic Nanocatalysts in Mesoporous Silica for Hydrogen Production from Coal-Derived Fuels
    Debasish Kuila, North Carolina A&T State University
  • Computational Studies of Physical Properties of Nb-Si Alloys
    Lizhi Ouyang, Tennessee State University
  • High Temperature Thermoelectric Oxides Engineered at Multiple Length Scales for Energy Harvesting
    Fumio S. Ohuchi, University of Washington
    • Presentation [PDF-MB]
  • Novel Zeolitic Imidazolate Framework/Polymer Membranes for Hydrogen Separations in Coal Processing
    Inga H. Musselman, University of Texas at Dallas

Advanced Materials (Day 2)
Moderator: Steve Markovich, HBCU Program Coordinator, Federal Project Manager, Fuels Division
U.S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • Multi-Scale Computational Design and Synthesis of Protective Smart Coatings for Refractory Metal Alloys
    Ridwan Sakidja, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Gallium Oxide Nanostructures for High Temperature Sensors
    Chintalapalle V. Ramana, University of Texas at El Paso
  • An Integrated Study of Novel Thermal Barrier Coating for Nb-based High Temperature Alloy
    Shizhong Yang, Southern University and A&M College
  • Molecular Dynamics Simulation and Experimental Validation on Cr-based Alloys
    Shizhong Yang, Southern University and A&M College

Computational Energy Sciences 
Moderator: Steve Seachman, Federal Project Manager, Fuels Division
U.S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • CFD Simulations of a Regenerative Process for Carbon Dioxide Capture in Advanced Gasification Based Power Systems
    Emadoddin Abbasi, Illinois Institute of Technology
  • High-Fidelity Multi-Phase Radiation Module for Modern Coal Combustion Systems
    Jian Cai, University of California at Merced
  • Implementation and Refinement of a Comprehensive Model for Dense Granular Flows
    Sebastian Chialvo, Princeton University
  • Investigation of Gas Solid Fluidized Bed Dynamics with Non-Spherical Particles
    Norman Love, University of Texas at El Paso
  • Use of a DNS Method to Reduce Uncertainties in Two-Fluid Models
    Gregory Sloan, University of Texas at San Antonio
  • Formulation of an Uncertainty Quantification Approach Based on Direct Quadrature Sampling of the Parameter Space
    Alberto Passalacqua, Iowa State University
  • Development of a Two-Fluid Drag Law for Clustered Particles Using Direct Numerical Simulation and Validation through Experiments
    Seckin Gokaltun, Florida International University
  • Quantifying the Uncertainty of Kinetic-Theory Predictions of Clustering
    Peter P. Mitrano, University of Colorado
  • Study of Particle Rotation Effect in Gas-Solid Flows using Direct Numerical Simulation with a Lattice Boltzmann Method
    Kyung C. Kwon, Tuskegee University

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