Emergent Technologies Director - Decarbonization, GE Gas & Power
Dr. Jeffrey Goldmeer is an Emergent Technologies Director at GE Gas Power. In this role he is responsible for developing and executing strategies for the decarbonization of gas turbine-based power plants. Jeff’s primary focus is on the use of hydrogen as a zero-carbon power generation fuel, supporting the company’s vision of accelerating decarbonization with gas turbine technology. He is also co-creator and co-host of GE’s new podcast, Cutting Carbon.
Jeff brings more than 20 years of experience in the energy industry. Prior to his current role, Jeff was the Director of Gas Turbine Fuel & Combustion Solutions for GE Gas Power. In this role he led-cross functional teams that delivered multiple gas turbine fuel flexibility milestones: first HA-class gas turbine to operate on blend of natural gas and ethane; first F-class turbines configured with a DLN combustion system to operate commercially on a blend of hydrogen and natural gas; first F-class gas turbines to operate on (Arabian Super Light) crude oil.
Prior to joining GE Gas Power, Jeff spent six years at GE’s Global Research Center as a Combustion Research Engineer, and then as Manager of the Combustion Systems Lab. While at the Research Center, he was part of the team working on GE’s initial activities for the US DOE’s High Hydrogen turbine program. Prior to joining GE, Jeff was a Senior Research Scientist at Southwest Sciences, and before that a Post-doctoral Research Associate at NASA Glenn Research Center.
Jeff is a global industry speaker who has been recognized as providing industry leadership in the use of alternative fuels, including hydrogen, for power generation. His 2014 paper on the use of Arabian Super Light crude oil as a power generation fuel for F-class gas turbines in Saudi Arabia was recognized with the best paper award at PowerGen International. Jeff holds 12 patents on a variety of combustion and propulsion related technologies. He contributed a section on hydrogen gas turbines that was recently published in a reference book on energy storage systems.
Dr. Goldmeer received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University and his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. His Ph.D. dissertation research at NASA focused on extinguishing fires in a low-gravity environment. As part of his research, Jeff performed these experiments onboard NASA’s Reduced Gravity Lab (aka the vomit comet).