Updated: May 14, 2013
Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne's Energy Systems and Gasification Programs
By Steve Fusselman PhD, Pratt-Whitney-Rocketdyne
Canoga Park, CA
Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne (PWR) is developing a portfolio of technologies for renewable and fossil energy production, drawing upon over 50 years of expertise from advanced technology development in the areas of rocket engines, space power, and energy. This presentation will cover the history of energy-related technologies development at PWR and provide an overview of current energy technology development projects, with a focus on development status of PWR’s compact coal gasifier technology.
Steve Fusselman is the project lead for PWR’s compact gasifier technology development effort. He is responsible for the pilot plant gasifier project, design, fabrication and testing of the demonstration plant gasifier, and associated risk mitigation efforts. Prior to leading the gasifier effort, he was responsible for technical and project leadership of R&D efforts in the fields of plasma polymerization/plasma chemistry and pyropartitioning of actinides. He is a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and the American Chemical Society. Steve Fusselman earned BS ChE and MS ChE degrees at the University of Missouri-Rolla, and a PhD ChE at the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Tuesday May 21, 2013;
5:30 p.m. Social Hour
6:30 p.m. Dinner
7:20 p.m. Break 7:30 p.m. Presentation
WHERE: 94th Aero Squadron Restaurant, Nieuport Room. 16320 Raymer St., Van Nuys, CA 91406 / Ph. (818) 994-7497
COST: $35 with a reservation, $30 for Local Section 21 members;
students : $10 with reservation, $15 at the door; unemployed/retired:
$20 with reservation, $25 at the door.