Dr. Yuhua Duan is a Physical Scientist within the Research & Innovation Center at the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) of the United States Department of Energy (US DOE). He obtained his BS in Chemistry, an MS in Chemical Physics, and a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Science and Technology of China, and an MS in Computer Engineering from the University of Minnesota. Before he joined in NETL in 2005, he had worked in the fields of condensed matter physics, chemical physics and bioinformatics at several international research groups in China, Brazil, Switzerland, and the United States. His current research areas include the development of sorbents for gas separation technologies and energetic materials for novel batteries, fuel cells, and gas sensors with quantum information, and multi-scale modeling of energy systems. His expertise and interest span both include atomistic scale simulations and multi-scale modeling of materials and processes applied in energy technologies.