Scott G. Tolbert is a Senior Engineer and Conversion Systems Team Lead at the EERC, where he leads projects involving bench-scale gasification and combustion testing of various fuels, emissions, and wastes and inorganic composition of coal, coal ash and slag formation, deposition of ash and slag in conventional and advanced power systems, and mechanisms of trace metal transformations during coal or waste conversion carbon dioxide and hydrogen separation and capture. His work has also focused on hybrid electric vehicles, their energy storage and conversion subsystems such as fuel cells, batteries, ultracapacitors, and advanced electric motors. He has also worked with on-demand hydrogen reformer and dispenser systems for vehicle refueling. Mr. Tolbert holds M.S. and B.S. degrees in Industrial Technology from the University of North Dakota. Prior to his position at the EERC, he was an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Assistant Dean for the School of Engineering and Mines at UND. He also served as the faculty advisor to UND’s solar car and fuel cell car racing teams. Mr. Tolbert’s principal areas of interest and expertise include gasification and reformer technologies, hydrogen separation membranes, CO2 capture technologies, hybrid electric vehicle drive systems, fuel cells, batteries, and ultracapacitors.