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The NCERC research staff is available to teams of researchers from government laboratories, other universities, and industries who want to use the Center to test technologies that have proven promising on a smaller scale to work with industry and other institutions on how best to validate or develop their technology. The Workforce Development Staff has more than 60 years of combined experience in industry and academia. To view current employment opportunities, visit Careers at the NCERC.

ADMINISTRATIVE (618-659-6737)
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Courtney Breckenridge
Assistant Director, Communications and Client Relations

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Julie Huelsing
Office Support Associate

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Barb Randle
Office Administrator

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Dr. Sabrina Trupia

Assistant Director, Biological Research

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Dr. Arun Athmanathan
Post-Doctoral Fellow

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Dr. Parisa Fallahi
Post-Doctoral Fellow

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Brian Schoeneck
Scientific Analyst

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Marisa Tarpinian

Scientific Analyst

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Christa Willaredt

Scientific Analyst

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Steve Ward

Assistant Director, Pilot Plant Projects

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Eric Beasley

Research Engineer

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Andrew Bridges

Operating Coordinator

Bob Carnaghi


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Johnathon Davenport

Operating Coordinator

Brandon Duplain

Operating Coordinator

Art Kotsybar

Research Engineer

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Paul Kuebrich Research Engineer x 225
Terry Lash Research Engineer x 233
Scott Niemeyer Operating Coordinator

Engineering & Plant Operations

The current staff of research engineers and operators bring a wealth of diverse experience and abilities to the Center. A combination of specialists with backgrounds in chemical engineering, operation, instrumentation & controls, and process plant operations and maintenance carry out all day-to-day activities during research pilot trials, as well as design and construct pilot plant modifications. Clients are afforded the unique advantage of working with the engineering staff to develop a customized pilot plant process including the design and fabrication of appropriate unit operations, sensors to conduct their trials, while emulating industry standards.

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