Coffee Break: Energy

Presented by John Baltrus, PhD
Research Chemist, U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory
Wednesday, January 13 2:00-2:30p EST


This coffee break will provide a brief perspective on the importance of analytical chemistry and spectroscopy in energy research, with a focus on recent studies being conducted at the National Energy Technology Laboratory.


About John Baltrus

John Baltrus, PhD, has been a research chemist at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory for 34 years. He has been a member of the Pittcon organizing committee since 1991 and served as President of Pittcon 2004. John received his B.S. in Chemistry from St. Francis College (now University) and a PhD from the University of Pittsburgh. His research has primarily focused on the use of X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy to study the surfaces of materials important to fossil energy utilization. He has experience with the application of many analytical and spectroscopic techniques within a wide variety of research projects at NETL, most recently the recovery of rare earth elements from coal utilization byproducts.

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