Brian Anderson

National Energy Technology Laboratory


Dr. Brian J. Anderson is the Director of the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) of the Department of Energy. 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 as an assistant professor in the department of chemical and biomedical engineering at West Virginia University. He is a recognized expert in natural gas hydrates, unconventional oil and gas development, and clean energy technologies. In 2014, Dr. Anderson founded the WVU Energy Institute, 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.

Sessions With Brian Anderson

Thursday, 4 March

  • 11:00am - 11:30am (CST) / 04/mar/2021 05:00 pm - 04/mar/2021 05:30 pm

    Voices of Innovation

    Voices of Innovation: National Labs

    Panel Innovation & Technology
    As the global energy system shifts towards a low-carbon future, new technologies will be needed—to provide affordable carbon-free energy, to integrate an increasingly complex energy system and to develop new pathways for production and recovery of materials. The network of US National Laboratories occupies a unique position in advancing these technologies. What are some of the most promising innovations in the National Labs? What is their role in enabling the shift to net-zero?