Jared Ciferno is the Technology Manager of the Existing Plants Research Program at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory. He is responsible for managing more than 40 projects related to advanced carbon dioxide capture technologies and power plant water management technologies for new and existing fossil fuel power plants. His experience encompasses a broad spectrum of technology areas including: fossil fuel electric power generation; advanced gas separation processes; coal conversion processes; engineering model simulation and techno-economic/systems analysis. Prior to joining NETL, Ciferno served as a Research Engineer for Calgon Carbon Corporation located in Pittsburgh PA where he was responsible for developing new products and processes related to advanced separation and environmental technologies for air and water including activated carbon, solvent recovery, oxidation technologies (UV and electrochemical) and ion exchange. Mr. Ciferno received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh.