Tyler J. Curran, P.E., is a Principal Engineer and Design and Operations Group Lead at the EERC, where he has oversight responsibility for the safe conduct of research and technology development activities in on-site demonstrations areas and facilities. In this capacity, he leads a team of engineers and technicians in support of a wide range of EERC technology development and commercialization activities in the areas of fuel combustion, gasification, and reforming; emission control; CO2 capture; renewable energy; and materials processing. He holds M.S. and B.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from UND and is a registered Professional Engineer. Prior to his current position, he was a Research Engineer at the EERC and a Mechanical and Electrical Engineer at Hawkes Manufacturing. Mr. Curran’s principal areas of interest and expertise include fluidized systems for combustion and gasification; heat-transfer and heat exchanger design; furnace and refractory design; design of energy conversion systems; pressure piping design, process design and modeling; parametric computer modeling and simulation; finite element analysis; fluid power systems, internal combustion engines, electric motors, and hydrogen fuel cells; mechanical power trains; design for precision machining and specialized manufacturing processes; electronic controls, programmable logic controllers, and wireless control devices.