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The Gene and Linda Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering

Advisory Board

Tom Brouns

Tom Brouns

Tom Brouns
Market Sector Manager
Clean Fossil Energy
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Tom’s web page at PNNL

  • M.S. Chemical Engineering – Washington State University – 1987
  • B.S. Chemical Engineering – Washington State University – 1986

Professional Experience

Mr. Brouns manages the Clean Fossil Energy (CFE) market sector within the Energy and Environment Directorate. He is responsible for government and industrial client relationships and R&D business development in the oil, gas, and coal energy sectors. Mr. Brouns brings to this position more than two decades of experience in chemical processing and subsurface research and simulation, which are central to the CFE market sector priority activities in emissions management, including carbon capture and geologic sequestration.

Mr. Brouns started his career in environmental technology R&D, and advanced into senior positions directing large, complex research, development, and demonstration programs for the U.S. Department of Energy and commercial clients. He has successfully brought together universities, industry, international institutions, and national laboratories in collaborative efforts to develop, demonstrate, and deploy advanced technologies. He possesses extensive knowledge of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Hanford Site and environmental cleanup strategies and technologies. He assumed his current role in August 2010 and prior to that served as the manager of the Environmental Health and Remediation market sector.