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Tom Kreutz

Senior Technical Staff Member

Princeton Environmental Institute
Guyot Hall, Washington Road
Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544
Phone:  609-258-5691 
Fax: 609-258-3661

  • Ph.D., Princeton University, 1988 (Chemistry).
  • M.A., Princeton University, 1981 (Chemistry).
  • B.S., Duke University, 1979 (Physics).
  • B.S., Duke University, 1979 (Chemistry).
Research Experience
  • Research Staff Member, Center for Energy and Environmental Studies, Princeton University, 1996-present.
  • Research Staff Member, Princeton University, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, 1990-1995.
  • Research Scientist, Columbia University, Department of Chemistry, 1988-1990.
  • Post-Doctoral Fellow, Columbia University, Department of Chemistry, 1985-1988.
Research Interests
  • Fuel cells, gas turbines, and advanced hybrid/combined cycles for electric power generation.
  • Reformation of fuels and feedstocks to hydrogen for mobile and stationary power.
  • Fuel cell electric hybrid vehicles: power system design and vehicle performance modeling.
  • Fuel processor/fuel cell-based stationary power generation at disparate scales.
Selected Publications

Selected Talks

  • Numerical Optimization of Steam Cycles and Steam Generators for a Coal to Plant, Emanuele Martelli, Thomas G. Kreutz, Manuele Gatti, Paolo Chiesa and Stefano Consonni, submitted to the 22nd European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering, London, UK, 17–20 June 2012.
  • A Role for Systems Analysis in Developing Future Energy Systems, Thomas G. Kreutz, Keynote presentation for the SOFCOM Kickoff Meeting, Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy, 1 Dec. 2011.
  • Prospects for Producing Low Carbon Transportation Fuels from Captured CO2 in a Climate Constrained World, Thomas G. Kreutz, 10th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Technologies (GHGT-10), Amsterdam, The NE, Sept. 19–23, 2010.
  • An Integrated Framework for Comparative Techno-Economic Evaluations of Plants that Convert Coal and/or Biomass to Power and/or Synthetic Liquid Transportation Fuels, Thomas Kreutz, Eric D. Larson, Guangjian Liu, Robert H. Williams, and Robert Socolow, 8th Annual DOE/NETL Conference on Carbon Capture and Sequestration, Pittsburgh, PA, May 4-7, 2009.
  • Comparison of coal IGCC with and without CO2 capture and storage: Shell gasification with standard vs. partial water quench, Emanuele Martelli, Thomas Kreutz, Stefano Consonni, 9th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Technologies (GHGT-9), Washington, DC, November 16–20, 2008.
  • Fischer-Tropsch Fuels from Coal and Biomass, Thomas G. Kreutz, Eric D. Larson, Guangjian Liu, Robert H. Williams, 25th Annual International Pittsburgh Coal Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, 29 Sept. – 2 Oct. 2008.
  • A Potential Role for “Slipstream” H2 from Coal IGCC with CO2 Capture and Storage in an Emerging H2 Economy for Transportation, Thomas G. Kreutz, Proceedings of the Fourth Annual Conference on Carbon Sequestration, Alexandria, VA, May 2–5, 2005.
  • The Potential of Hydrogen in a Carbon-Constrained Future, Thomas G. Kreutz, 2005 AAAS Annual Meeting, Symposium: “Sustainability - Energy for a Future without Carbon Emissions”, Washington, DC, 19 February, 19, 2005. Invited presentation.
  • Competition Between Coal and Natural Gas in Producing H2 and Electricity under CO2 Emission Constraints, Thomas Kreutz, and Robert Williams, Proceedings of the 7th International Meeting on Greenhouse Gas Control (GHGT-7), Vancouver, Canada, 5–9 September 2004.
  • Carbon-free Hydrogen and Electricity from Coal: Options for Syngas Cooling in Systems Using a Hydrogen Separation Membrane Reactor, Luca De Lorenzo, Thomas G. Kreutz, Paolo Chiesa, and Robert H. Williams, Proceedings of the Third Annual Conference on Carbon Sequestration, Alexandria, VA, May 3–6, 2004.
  • In Pursuit of a H2 Economy for Mitigating Climate Change...How Important is Advancing the State-of-the-Art in H2 Production from Fossil Fuels?, Thomas G. Kreutz, Invited presentation at the Global Climate and Energy (GCEP) Energy Workshop: “Carbon-Free Production of Hydrogen”, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, April 26, 2004.
  • Perspectives on Hydrogen from Fossil Fuels for CO2 Mitigation, Aspen Global Change Institute, Workshop: "Energy Options and Paths to Climate Stabilization", Aspen, Colorado, July 6-11, 2003. Invited presentations.
  • Co-production of Hydrogen, Electricity and CO2 from Coal using Commercially-Ready Technology, Paolo Chiesa, Stefano Consonni, Thomas G. Kreutz, and Robert H. Williams, Proceedings of the Second Annual Conference on Carbon Sequestration, Alexandria, VA, May 5–8, 2003.
  • Fuels For Fuel Cell Vehicles, Joan M. Ogden, Thomas G. Kreutz, Margaret M. Steinbugler, Chapter in Technology, Humans and Society, edited by Richard Dorf, Academic Press, 2001.
  • Prospective Economics of Residential-Scale, Natural Gas-Fueled, PEMFC Cogeneration Systems, T. G. Kreutz and J. M. Ogden, Proceedings of the 1999 CARAT Forum, Troy, MI, September 23, 1999.
  • Transient Effects in Fuel Cell Vehicles with Onboard Fuel Processors, T. G. Kreutz and J. M. Ogden, Proceedings of the 1998 Fuel Cell Seminar, Palm Springs, CA, November 16–19, 1998.
  • Performance and Preliminary Economics of Black Liquor Gasification Combined Cycles for a Range of Kraft Pulp Mill Sizes, T. G. Kreutz, E. D. Larson, and S. Consonni, Proceedings of the 1998 TAPPI International Recovery Conference, Paper 12–3, Tampa, FL, June 1–4, 1998.
  • Biomass and Black Liquor Gasifier/Gas Turbine Cogeneration in at Pulp and Paper Mills, E. D. Larson, T. G. Kreutz, and S. Consonni, Proceedings of the Third Biomass Conference of the Americas, Montréal, Québec, August 24–29, 1997.
  • Hydrogen as a Fuel for Fuel Cell Vehicles: A Technical and Economic Comparison, J. M. Ogden, M. M. Steinbugler, and T. G. Kreutz, presented at the Eighth Annual Conference of the National Hydrogen Association, Arlington, Virginia, March 11–13, 1997.
  • Onboard Fuel Reformers for Fuel Cell Vehicles: Equilibrium, Kinetic, and System Modeling, T. G. Kreutz, M. M. Steinbugler, and J. M. Ogden, Paper P3B-8, pp. 714, Proceedings of the 1996 Fuel Cell Seminar, Orlando, FL, November 17–20, 1996.