Dr. Anthony P. Burgard
Supervisory Research Engineer, NETL
Anthony Burgard (NETL) joined the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) in 2016 and currently manages the Process Systems Engineering Research team. He is also the NETL Principal Investigator for the Institute for the Design of Advanced Energy Systems (IDAES) which is developing and applying a next-generation platform for process systems engineering that is built specifically to enable rigorous large-scale mathematical optimization. His current research focuses on developing the process equipment models, flowsheets, and solution methodologies required for simulating and optimizing fossil-based power plants during both steady-state and dynamic operation. He was previously Associate Director of Computational Technologies at Genomatica, Inc., where his team routinely applied optimization-based approaches to guide the engineering of microbes for commodity chemical production via fermentation. Dr. Burgard earned his BS and PhD in Chemical Engineering from Penn State University. He has coauthored over 30 papers and is listed as an inventor on over 100 patents.