Brian J. Anderson has been named director of the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL). Anderson founded and had served as director of the West Virginia University (WVU) Energy Institute. Anderson is considered an expert on unconventional oil and gas development and “clean” coal technologies. He also co-authored a major study on underground natural gas liquids storage in Appalachia and played a role in China Energy Investment Corp.’s $83.7 billion memorandum of understanding with West Virginia to develop shale gas and chemical manufacturing projects.