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Tyler Gilmore

Tyler Gilmore

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
Richland, WA 99352
(509) 371-7171


Tyler Gilmore is currently serving as Director of the Processing and Manufacturing Technologies Management Office at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. In this role, he ensures the expert delivery on over 150 projects in the areas of industrial processes, bioenergy and conversions, hydrogen fuel cells, geothermal energy and carbon sequestration.

Tyler was recently the Program Manager for the FutureGen Carbon Sequestration Storage Site in Illinois. In this role, he led a large technical team that designed and permitted the first commercial-scale carbon sequestration site in the United States. The storage site was designed to store all of the carbon dioxide captured from a nearby coal-fire power plant deep underground. He has experience working directly with a wide range of clients including the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) and DOE office of Fossil Energy, along with the coal and utility companies. Tyler has also worked with the DOE office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy in developing geothermal projects at PNNL as well as with the DOE office of Environmental Management on a number of national technical review panels and technical assistance teams.

Other relevant work experience includes Member of a Department of Energy expert working group for developing the next generation protocol for utilizing natural attenuation processes to address contaminated sites. Tyler led the development of the monitoring approach for applying MNA across the DOE complex. During this project, he worked with DOE headquarters, other national laboratories, universities, other federal agencies, regulators, and the public to develop and incorporate new technical approaches to remediation.

Along with the above, he has extensive experience in directing and operating laboratory and field operations. In addition to laboratory operations, his group has extensive field operations, which involve leading pilot scale field projects and the scale-up of technologies. Tyler was successful as a researcher for over 18 years, authoring over 50 journal articles related to environmental characterization and remediation and holding four patents. Prior to PNNL, he worked as a consulting geologist in the Oil and Gas Industry.

Research Interests

  • Technology development and deployment
  • Groundwater and soil characterization
  • Groundwater and soil remediation

Awards and Recognitions

  • Gilmore, T.J, DI Kaplan, and GV Last 2002. Methods and Apparatuses for Reagent Delivery, Reactive Barrier Formation, and Pest Control. U.S. Patent 6,416,250.
  • Gilmore, T.J, KJ Cantrell, and GR Holdren Jr. 2002. Method and Apparatus for Measuring Volatile Compounds in an Aqueous Solution. U.S. Patent 6,420,187.
  • Gilmore, T.J, DI Kaplan, and GR Holden Jr. 1998. Groundwater Well with Reactive Filter Pack. U.S. Patent 5,803,174.
  • Gilmore, T.J. and RG Riley. 2004. In Situ Formation of Reactive Barriers for Pollution Control. U.S. Patent Pending.
  • 2001 Communicator Award "Communicator Award of Distinction"
  • 2001 APEX Award of Excellence in the Web and Intranet Site Design category

PNNL Publications


  • Zhong L, AV Mitroshkov, and TJ Gilmore. 2016. Analysis of Pharmaceutical and Personal Care Compounds in Wastewater Sludge and Aqueous Samples using GC-MS/MSPNNL-25275, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Gilmore TJ, AH Bonneville, EC Sullivan, ME Kelley, D Appriou, VR Vermeul, SK White, Z Zhang, BN Bjornstad, F Cornet, JL Gerst, N Gupta, G Hund, JA Horner, GV Last, DC Lanigan, M Oostrom, C McNeil, MA Moody, ML Rockhold, ML Elliott, FA Spane, CE Strickland, LL Swartz, PD Thorne, CF Brown, J Hoffmann, and KK Humphreys, JR. 2016. "Characterization and Design of the FutureGen 2.0 Carbon Storage Site." International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control 53:1-10.  doi:10.1016/j.ijggc.2016.07.022


  • Bonneville A, BN Nguyen, ML Stewart, Z Hou, CJ Murray, and TJ Gilmore. 2014. "Geomechanical Evaluation of Thermal Impact of Injected CO2 Temperature on a Geological Reservoir: Application to the FutureGen 2.0 Site." Energy Procedia 63:3298-3304.  doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2014.11.358
  • Zhang ZF, SK White, A Bonneville, and TJ Gilmore. 2014. "Local Sensitivity of Predicted CO2 Injectivity and Plume Extent to Model Inputs for the FutureGen 2.0 site." Energy Procedia 63:3805-3814.  doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2014.11.409
  • Gilmore TJ, A Bonneville, VR Vermeul, FA Spane, ME Kelley, EC Sullivan, and J Hoffman. 2014. "Overview of the CO2 Geological Storage Site for the FutureGen Project in Morgan County Illinois, USA." Energy Procedia 63:6361-6367.  doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2014.11.671
  • Strickland CE, VR Vermeul, A Bonneville, EC Sullivan, TC Johnson, FA Spane, and TJ Gilmore. 2014. "Geophysical Monitoring Methods Evaluation for the FutureGen 2.0 project." Energy Procedia 63:4394-4403.  doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2014.11.474
  • Sullivan EC, BA Hardage, CE Strickland, A Bonneville, and TJ Gilmore. 2014. "Application of three component VSP technology at seismically difficult sites: An example from the FutureGen 2.0 site, Morgan County, Illinois, USA." Energy Procedia 63:5051-5062.  doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2014.11.535
  • Szecsody JE, L Zhong, JN Thomle, VR Vermeul, CE Strickland, MD Williams, J Liu, JP McKinley, ME Bowden, TJ Gilmore, EER Eisenhauer, and F Colwell. 2014. "Influence of scCO2 Injection on Precipitation and Metals Migration, and Changes in Electrical Resistivity." Energy Procedia 63:3285-3292.  doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2014.11.356
  • Vermeul VR, CE Strickland, PD Thorne, BN Bjornstad, RD Mackley, ME Kelley, EC Sullivan, MD Williams, JE Amonette, JL Downs, BG Fritz, JE Szecsody, A Bonneville, and TJ Gilmore. 2014. "FutureGen 2.0 Monitoring Program: An Overview of the Monitoring Approach and Technologies Selected for Implementation." Energy Procedia 63:4062-4070.  doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2014.11.438
  • Williams MD, VR Vermeul, M Oostrom, SL Porse, PD Thorne, JE Szecsody, JA Horner, and TJ Gilmore. 2014. "Design Support of an above Cap-rock Early Detection Monitoring System using Simulated Leakage Scenarios at the FutureGen2.0 Site." Energy Procedia 63:4071-4082.  doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2014.11.439


  • Bonneville A, TJ Gilmore, EC Sullivan, VR Vermeul, ME Kelley, SK White, D Appriou, BN Bjornstad, JL Gerst, N Gupta, JA Horner, C McNeil, MA Moody, WM Rike, FA Spane, PD Thorne, ER Zeller, ZF Zhang, J Hoffman, and KK Humphreys. 2013. "Evaluating the Suitability for CO2 Storage at the FutureGen 2.0 Site, Morgan County, Illinois, USA." Energy Procedia 37:6125-6132.  doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2013.06.541


  • Bunn AL, DM Wellman, RA Deeb, EL Hawley, MJ Truex, M Peterson, MD Freshley, EM Pierce, J McCord, MH Young, TJ Gilmore, R Miller, AL Miracle, D Kaback, C Eddy-Dilek, J Rossabi, H Lee, RP Bush, P Beam , GM Chamberlain, KD Gerdes, and Y Collazo. 2012. "Scientific Opportunities for Monitoring of Environmental Remediation Sites - (SOMERS)." In Annual Waste Management Symposium (WM2012): Improving the Future in Waste Management, February 26 - March 1, 2012, Phoenix, Arizona, p. Paper No. 12224.  WM Symposia, Phoenix, AZ. 
  • Bunn AL, DM Wellman, RA Deeb, EL Hawley, MJ Truex, M Peterson, MD Freshley, EM Pierce, J McCord, MH Young, TJ Gilmore, R Miller, AL Miracle, D Kaback, C Eddy-Dilek, J Rossabi, MH Lee, RP Bush, P Beam , GM Chamberlain, J Marble, L Whitehurst, KD Gerdes, and Y Collazo. 2012. Scientific Opportunities for Monitoring at Environmental Remediation Sites (SOMERS): Integrated Systems-Based Approaches to MonitoringPNNL-21379, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 


  • Fritz BG, DP Mendoza, and TJ Gilmore. 2009. "Development of an electronic seepage chamber for extended use in a river. ." Ground Water 47(1):136-140. 


  • Fritz BG, NP Kohn, TJ Gilmore, D McFarland, EV Arntzen, RD Mackley, GW Patton, DP Mendoza, and AL Bunn. 2007. Investigation of the Hyporheic Zone at the 300 Area,Hanford Site PNNL-16805, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Gilmore TJ, MJ Truex, and MD Williams. 2007. "GROUNDWATER REMEDIATION SOLUTIONS AT HANFORD." In Waste management symposium 2007 : Global Accomplishments in Environmental and Radioactive Waste Management - Education and Opportunity for the next Generation of Waste Management Professionals: February 25-March 1, 2007, Tucson, Arizona.  WM Symposia, Inc, Tucson, AZ. 
  • Mendoza DP, GW Patton, MJ Hartman, FA Spane, MD Sweeney, BG Fritz, TJ Gilmore, RD Mackley, BN Bjornstad, and RE Clayton. 2007. Investigation of the Strontium-90 Contaminant Plume along the Shoreline of the Columbia River at the 100-N Area of the Hanford SitePNNL-16894, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Thornton EC, TJ Gilmore, KB Olsen, JT Giblin, and JM Phelan. 2007. "Treatment of a Chromate-Contaminated Soil Site by In Situ Gaseous Reduction." Ground Water Monitoring and Remediation 27(1):56-64. 


  • Vangelas KM, BB Looney, TO Early, TJ Gilmore, FH Chapelle, KM Adams, and C Sink. 2006. "Monitored Natural Attenuation of Chlorinated Solvents - Moving Beyond Reductive Dechlorination." Remediation 16(3):5-23.  doi:10.1002/rem.20088


  • Horton DG, GV Last, TJ Gilmore, BN Bjornstad, and RD Mackley. 2005. A Catalog of Geologic Data for the Hanford SitePNNL-13653 Rev. 2, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Mattigod SV, GE Fryxell, KL Alford, TJ Gilmore, KE Parker, RJ Serne, and MH Engelhard. 2005. "Functionalized TiO2 nanoparticles for use for in-situ anion immobilization." Environmental Science and Technology 39(18):7306-7310. 


  • Gilmore TJ, BB Looney, BD Riha, J Waugh, and CH Sink. 2004. "Characterization and Monitoring Strategy for MNA and Enhanced Passive Remediation." In Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference, Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds, May 24-27, 2004, Monterey California, ed. Arun R. Gavaskar and Abraham S. C. Chen, pp. 3E.04/1-3E.04/6.  Battelle Press, Columbus, OH. 
  • Gilmore TJ, AV Mitroshkov, PE Dresel, and DS Sklarew. 2004. " Laboratory investigation into the contribution of contaminants to ground water from equipment materials used in sampling ." Ground Water Monitoring and Remediation 24(3):88-94. 
  • Gilmore TJ, AV Mitroshkov, PE Dresel, and DS Sklarew. 2004. "Laboratory Investigation into the Contribution of Contaminants to Ground Water from Equipment Materials Used in Sampling." Ground Water Monitoring and Remediation 24(3):88-94. 
  • Kaplan DI, and TJ Gilmore. 2004. "Zero-valent iron removal rates of aqueous Cr(VI) measured under flow conditions." Water, Air, and Soil Pollution 155(1-4):21-33. 
  • Kaplan DI, and TJ Gilmore. 2004. "ZERO-VALENT IRON REMOVAL RATES OF AQUEOUS Cr(VI) MEASURED UNDER FLOW CONDITIONS." Water, Air, and Soil Pollution 155(1-4):21-33. 
  • Napier BA, KM Krupka, RJ Fellows, DA Cataldo, MM Valenta, and TJ Gilmore. 2004. Assessment of Food Chain Pathway Parameters in Biosphere Models: Annual Progress Report for Fiscal Year 2004PNNL-14955, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 




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