Damon Hartley | AIChE

Damon Hartley

Lead/Computational Scientist
Idaho National Laboratory

Damon Hartley is the lead of the biomass analysis team at the Idaho National Laboratory, where he and his team provide analysis to inform the economics and sustainability of technological developments along the biomass feedstock supply chain and provide guidance for future research and development needs to enable the development of a bioeconomy.  Damon’s expertise is in modeling the logistics systems and he primarily focuses on the optimization of transportation networks, simulation of physical systems and techno-economic analysis.  Damon received his PhD, from West Virginia University in Forest Resource Management, where he focused on the development, analysis and optimization of woody biomass supply chains in the Northeastern U.S. Prior to receiving his PhD, he served as the statewide extension specialist for Forest Operations for the Ohio State University and as a watershed forester for the State of Maryland’s Department of Natural Resources, responsible for a portion of the Chesapeake Bay watershed.