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Richard A. Dennis
Technology Manager Advanced Turbines Program and
Supercritical CO2 Power Cycles Program 
National Energy Technology Laboratory
Office of Fossil Energy (FE)
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)

Richard Dennis is currently the Technology Manager for Advanced Turbines and Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Power Cycle Programs at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL).  These programs support university, industry and U.S. national laboratory research, development and demonstration projects.  Rich has a BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering from West Virginia University. From 1983 to 1992 Mr. Dennis worked in the on-site research group of NETL where he conducted research related to pressurized fluidized bed combustion, gasification and gas stream particulate cleanup for advanced coal based power generation. From 1993 to 2000 Mr. Dennis managed contracted research for the DOE Office of Fossil Energy in advanced fossil fuel power generation including coal combustion, gasification, fuel cells, and gas turbines. In 2002 Richard was selected as the Turbine Technology Manager. In 2014 – 15 Dennis served as the technology manager for the DOE FE Advanced Combustion Systems technology area.  Currently Richard is serving as the Technology Manager for Advanced Turbines and Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Power Cycles programs at NETL. 
Andrea Spinelli
Politecnico di Milano
Department of Energy
Milano, Italy

Andrea Spinelli obtained his PhD in Energy Engineering at Politecnico di Milano (Italy) in 2011 and since 2014 is assistant professor at same university.
His research interests include the experimental analysis of flows in turbomachines, the development of measuring techniques for fluid-dynamics, the design and the analysis of turbines, especially for ORC applications, and the thermodynamic and fluid-dynamics of non-ideal compressible fluids.
His recent research activities mainly concerned the experimentation in non-ideal compressible-fluid flows, especially for ORC applications, ranging from the mplementation of specific facilities to the development of proper measuring techniques and the realization of experiments.