Portrait of Bruce Folkedahl

Bruce Folkedahl

  • Senior Research Engineer, Critical Materials, EERC

Contact Info

Office Address

15 North 23rd Street Stop 9018
Grand Forks, ND 58202-9018


Dr. Bruce C. Folkedahl is a Senior Research Engineer in Critical Materials at the EERC, where he studies combustion and gasification for electricity generation; fundamental mechanisms of ash deposition, fouling, and fine particulate and aerosol emissions during combustion; process development for the conversion of biomass feedstocks to fuels, chemicals, and value-added products; and corrosion and development of high-temperature materials to withstand aggressive combustion environments. Dr. Folkedahl’s responsibilities and interests include research in novel methodologies for water minimization in power production, and he has been responsible for the development of two novel technologies for water reduction in power generation systems. Dr. Folkedahl also performs research and studies of renewable fuel applications, including but not limited to applied research in biomass combustion, biomass assessment surveys, and consulting for renewable fuels facilities related to energy inputs and process performance. Dr. Folkedahl received his Ph.D. degree in Materials Science and Engineering from Pennsylvania State University and his B.S. degree in Computer Science from UND and has authored and coauthored numerous professional publications.