Jay R. Gunderson, Principal Engineer, received his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of North Dakota. Mr. Gunderson’s principal areas of interest and expertise include fireside performance testing, mercury sampling, design of pilot-scale equipment, and full-scale performance evaluation for coal-, oil-, and biomass-fired boilers. Mr. Gunderson’s responsibilities involve conducting pilot-scale combustion projects for commercial- and utility-scale applications of coal-fired combustion technologies, including fuel characterization, emission monitoring and testing, evaluation of flame stability, evaluation of ash-fouling potential, and evaluation of fuel and fireside additives to improve fireside performance and reduce emissions of regulated pollutants. His duties include documentation and reporting of pilot-scale testing results and relating these results to the operation of full-scale units. Mr. Gunderson has also managed numerous pilot-scale projects investigating ash fouling and gaseous emissions for oil-fired and biomass-fired systems. Mr. Gunderson is a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and has authored or coauthored numerous publications in his 30 years of experience. He has presented research results at several national and international conferences.