Field Technical Manager
Dr. Nicholas Lentz, Field Technical Manager for ME2C®, has more than 7 years of experience conducting mercury research and testing, both in the lab and in the field, with over 30 full-scale mercury test programs and also numerous bench- and pilot-test projects. Dr. Lentz is also an expert in the identification and development of new analytical methods for the advancement of elemental and small-molecule analysis in a wide range of matrices, including coal and coal by-products, CO2 capture solutions, and oil and gas fuels analysis for combustion flue gas, syngas, fuel oil, and biowaste. Prior to his current position, Dr. Lentz was an Associate Director for Energy Technology Applications in the Institute for Energy Studies at the University of North Dakota. Dr. Lentz also previously was a CATM Program Area Manager and Research Scientist at the Energy & Environmental Research Center, where he was responsible for managing a portfolio of measurement-based research projects in the Analytical Measurement Area of CATM as well as experimental design and analysis-related control technologies to remove mercury, trace metals, and halogens from combustion and gasification systems. Dr. Lentz has a B.S. degree in Chemistry from Bemidji State University and Ph.D. degree in Analytical Chemistry from Iowa State University. He has authored and coauthored numerous publications.