Noah D. Meeks is a Senior Research Engineer with Southern Company Services R&D, working in the Advanced Energy Systems Research Group. His primary focus is technology development for the hydrogen economy and its potential in value creation for the Company and economy-wide decarbonization. The portfolio of technologies under development include those for hydrogen production, infrastructure, and efficient energy utilization.
In 2012, Noah joined Southern Company Services R&D in the Environmental Controls Research Group. He managed several technology field demonstrations in support of mercury and air toxics standards (MATS) compliance, a multi-year project demonstrating pulse-jet fabric filter baghouse technology in a high-SO3 environment, and installation of a pilot wet electrostatic precipitator (WESP). He also developed advanced sorbents for mercury control in collaboration with key suppliers. This work led to informed MATS compliance decisions, overcame key baghouse O&M challenges, and improved sorbent performance in challenging flue gas environments.
Noah holds a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of Kentucky, where his dissertation focused on development of functionalized silica for environmental applications. He has a B.S. in chemistry from Northern Kentucky University.
Noah and his wife, Elaine, live in Hoover, AL, along with their twin toddlers Samuel and Joshua.