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Ann Herlevich Brennan

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Ann H. Brennan is the group manager of the Data Analysis and Visualization Group in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center.

Group Manager
On staff since October 1978
Phone number: 303-275-3609
E-mail: ann.brennan@nrel.gov

Areas of expertise

  • Experienced leader and manager in sustainable energy analysis and deployment
  • Data management, decision tools, and Web applications to enable RE/EE market
  • Communications strategy, technical writing, and outreach
  • Techno-economic analysis of renewable energy technologies
  • Experimental research on biofuels technologies

Primary research interests

  • Development and delivery of information to enable high-impact decisions related to energy innovation and use
  • Data management, access, analytics and visualization
  • Transportation technologies, markets, and policies
  • Alternative fuels and advanced vehicle implementation issues and barriers

Education and background training

  • Graduate coursework in public administration, University of Colorado-Denver Business, 2007-2009
  • Denver Community Leadership Program, University of Colorado-Denver, 1995
  • B.S. in engineering science and mechanics, N.C. State University, 1978

Prior work experience

  • Energy Informatics Project Leader, Strategic Programs & Partnerships, NREL (2013)
  • Director, Market Transformation Center, Deployment & Market Transformation Directorate, NREL (2011-2013)
  • Group Manager, Sustainable Fuels & Vehicles, Deployment & Market Transformation Directorate, NREL (2009-2011)
  • Group Manager and Principal Project Leader, Center for Transportation Technologies & Systems, NREL (1999-2009)
  • Communications Group Manager, Communications & Public Affairs Office, NREL (1996-1999)
  • Technical Communications Section Manager, Technical Information Office, NREL (1993-1996)
  • Senior Science Writer, Technical Information Office, NREL (1988-1993)
  • Staff Engineer, Solar Fuels Division, NREL (1983-1988)
  • Associate Engineer, Solar Heat Division, NREL (1978-1983)

Other affiliations

  • Member of the American Solar Energy Society (ASES)
  • Member of SAE International

Selected publications and websites

Brennan, A. (2011). Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles: Resources for Fleet Managers (Clean Cities) (Presentation). National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). 35 pp.; NREL Report No. PR-7A30-51687.

Brennan, A., et al. (2002). Alternative Fuel News: Official Publication of the Clean Cities Network and the Alternative Fuels Data Center, Vol. 6, No. 2. 16 pp.; NREL Report No. BR-540-32463.

Brennan, A. (1997). National Renewable Energy Laboratory: Clean Energy for a Sustainable Future. Golden, CO: NREL; 6 pp.; BR-330-22752.

Brennan, A.H.; et al. (1991). Science Projects in Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency. Boulder, CO: American Solar Energy Society; 144 pp.

Brennan, A. H.; Hoagland, W.; Schell, D. J. (1986). High Temperature Acid Hydrolysis of Biomass Using an Engineering-Scale Plug Flow Reactor: Results of Low Solids Testing. Eighth Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals; Gatlinburg, Tennessee; May 13-16, 1986; Scott, C. D., ed.; New York: John Wiley & Sons; pp. 53-70.

Herlevich, F. A.; Karpuk, M. E.; Lindsey, H. (1983). Engineering Analysis of Potential Photosynthetic Bacterial Hydrogen Production Systems; Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. New York: NY Academy of Sciences; 413; 27-Dec-83; pp. 531-534.

Waddington, D.; Herlevich, A. (1982). Evaluation of Pumps and Motors for Photovoltaic Water Pumping Systems. Golden, CO: Solar Energy Research Institute; 68 pp.; TR-214-1423.

Thornton, J. P.; Brown, K. C.; Finegold, J. G.; Gresham, J. B.; Herlevich, F. A.; Kowalik, J. S.; Kriz, T. A. (1980). Final Report: A Comparative Ranking of 0.1-10 MWe Solar Thermal Electric Power Systems, Volume I: Summary of Results. Golden, CO: Solar Energy Research Institute; 157 pp.; TR-351-461.

Finegold, J. G.; Herlevich, F. A. (1980). BALDR-1: A Solar Thermal System Simulation (Proceedings). Systems Simulation and Economic Analysis Conference Proceedings; San Diego, California; 23-25 January 1980; Golden, CO: Solar Energy Research Institute; pp. 215-220.

Full list of Ann H. Brennan publications (NREL)