Jason D. Laumb is an Assistant Director for Advanced Energy Systems at the EERC, where he assists the EERC executive team by providing leadership on projects related to advanced energy systems. Mr. Laumb leads a multidisciplinary team of scientists and engineers working on advanced energy technologies from pollution control to new energy platforms. Specific areas of interest include CO2 capture, techno-economic modeling, environmental control systems, supercritical CO2 power cycles, and advanced gasification technologies. Current research activities are focused on low-carbon-intensity power cycles for fossil fuel fired systems. Prior to joining the EERC, he was a Scanning Electron Microscopy Applications Specialist with Microbeam Technologies, Inc. Mr. Laumb received his M.S. degree in Chemical Engineering in 2000 and his B.S. degree in Chemistry in 1998, both from the University of North Dakota. Mr. Laumb’s principal areas of interest and expertise include biomass and fossil fuel conversion for energy production, with an emphasis on ash effects on system performance. He has experience with trace element emissions and control for fossil fuel combustion systems, with a particular emphasis on air pollution issues related to CO2 capture, mercury and fine particulates. He also has experience in the design and fabrication of bench- and pilot-scale combustion and gasification equipment. He has coauthored numerous professional publications.