Business Development Lead - BFNUF
Research Areas: Robotics; Biomass Feedstock National User Facility ; Bioenergy Technologies; Bioenergy Leadership
Biography: David P. Pace is the Biomass National Feedstock User Facility Chief Engineer. Specializing in large complex systems, he is a mechanical engineer with 22 years of research and design experience. He has led the technical side of many large-scale research and design projects while at Idaho National Laboratory, including the development of the biomass process demonstration unit, the development of a new metal nuclear fuel fabrication line and the development of a remote welding and inspection system for the Yucca Mountain Waste Package Closure Project. His interests and expertise lie in the design, fabrication, control and testing of mechanical and electro-mechanical systems, applied robotics, and design of robot deployed devices.
M.S., Mechanical Engineering - University of Illinois
B.S., Mechanical Engineering - University of Idaho
Smartt, Herschel B., Johnson, John A., Larsen, Eric D., Bitsoi, Rodney J., Perrenoud, Ben C., Miller, Karen S., Pace, David P., 2002, “Apparatus for the Concurrent Inspection of Partially Completed Welds” , Patent 6,365,873, April 2, 2002.
Larsen, Eric D., Watkins, Arthur D., Bitsoi, ROdney J., Pace, David P., 2005, "Grinding Assembly, Grinding Apparatus, Weld Joint Defect Repair System, and Methods", Patent 6,949,005, September 27, 2005.