Technology Manager, Natural Gas and Oil, National Energy Technology Laboratory
Mr. Ciferno manages an R&D portfolio encompassing advanced technology projects ranging from basic energy science (modeling, materials development, sensors, controls) through large scale field demonstrations and includes natural gas (shale gas), enhanced oil recovery, deepwater oil & gas production, and methane hydrates.
Mr. Ciferno has 17 years of diversified engineering and management experience that spans a broad spectrum of technology areas including: electric power generation, advanced greenhouse gas control, process control, coal conversion processes (oxycombustion, gasification and chemical looping), thermoelectric water management, and simulation/systems analysis.
Previously at NETL, Mr. Ciferno served as Director of the Office of Coal and Power R&D Program, Technology Manager of the Carbon Capture Program and Engineering Systems Analyst. Prior to joining NETL, he worked as a chemical engineer for Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) and as a research/process engineer for Calgon Carbon Corporation.
Mr. Ciferno holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in chemical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh.