Dr. Brian J. Anderson is the Director of the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) of the Department of Energy (DOE). In this capacity, he manages the complete NETL complex, including delivery and execution of the Laboratory’s mission. Dr. Anderson leads NETL’s national programs, in fossil energy and other DOE mission areas, with industry, universities, and national laboratories.
Dr. Anderson began his career at West Virginia University (WVU) in 2006 an assistant professor in the department of chemical and biomedical engineering. Throughout his tenure at WVU, he became a recognized scientist and subject matter expert in natural gas hydrates, unconventional oil and gas development, and clean coal technologies. In 2014, Dr. Anderson founded and built the WVU Energy Institute, which is the largest energy collaborative research organization at the university, focused on advancing technology through research, development, and demonstration within the energy industry.
Dr. Anderson has a long history of working with DOE to advance energy technologies. For his work in natural gas hydrates and carbon dioxide sequestration, he received the 2012 Presidential Early Career Award for Science and Engineers, and he received the Department of Energy Secretary Honor Award for his work with DOE in response to the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
Dr. Anderson holds a B.S. in chemical engineering from WVU, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.