Dr. Brun is the Director Research & Development, Elliott Group, USA.In this position he leads an organization of over 60 engineers and scientists that focuses on research and development on energy systems, rotating machinery, and pipeline technology. Dr. Brun's experience includes positions in engineering, project management, and management at Solar Turbines, General Electric, and Alstom. He holds seven patents, authored over 250 technical papers, and co-authored two textbooks on gas turbines. Dr. Brun won an R&D 100 award in 2007 for his Semi-Active Valve invention and ASME Oil & Gas Committee Best Paper/Tutorial awards in 1998, 2000, 2005, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014, and 2016. He was chosen to the 40 under 40 by the San Antonio Business Journal. He is the current chair of the ASME Supercritical CO2 Power Plant committee and the past chair of the ASME-IGTI Board of Directors and the ASME Oil & Gas Applications Committee. He is also a member of the Global Power & Propulsion Society Executive Board, the API SOME, the Asia Turbomachinery Symposiums, the Fan Conference Advisory Committee, and the Supercritical CO2 Symposium Advisory Committee. Dr. Brun is the Executive Correspondent of Turbomachinery International Magazine and an Associate Editor of the ASME Journal of Gas Turbines for Power. Dr. Peter Friedman is a mechanical and nuclear engineer at Newport News Shipbuilding, a Division of Huntington Ingalls Industries. During a 20 year career in the United States Navy, Dr. Friedman served as a submarine officer, where his assignments included engineering department head on board the nuclear submarine, USS Hyman G. Rickover and mechanical engineering professor at the United Sates Naval Academy. Following retirement from the Navy, Dr. Friedman entered academia at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and was elected Chairman of the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He was selected as a Legislative Fellow by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, where he advised Congressman Mike Simpson on energy and defense policy issues. Dr. Friedman earned a Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and his PhD from Johns Hopkins University. He is a licensed professional engineer, registered in Virginia and Massachusetts. Mr. 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 are multi-million dollar per annum R&D activities managed for the US. DOE Office of Fossil Energy. The 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.