Jared Ciferno is the Technology Manager of the National Energy Technology Laboratory’s Natural Gas and Oil R&D program. In this capacity, Mr. Ciferno manages an R&D portfolio encompassing advanced technology projects ranging from basic energy science (modeling, materials development, sensors, controls) through large scale field demonstrations and includes natural gas (shale gas), enhanced oil recovery, deepwater oil & gas production, and methane hydrates. Mr. Ciferno holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in chemical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh.