David Hsu is a member of the Technology Systems and Sustainability Analysis Group in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center.
Senior Engineer I
On staff since June 2007
Phone number: 303-384-6887
Areas of expertise
- Biomass to biofuels conversion technology
- Biofuels technical and economic analysis
- Life cycle assessment
- Silicon processing technology
Primary research interests
- Solar PV
Education and background training
- J.D., University of Colorado Law School, Boulder, CO (expected May 2013)
- Ph.D. in chemical engineering, University of California, Berkeley, CA
- B.S. in chemical engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
Prior work experience
- Senior Process Engineer, Intel Corporation, Hillsboro, OR (2003-2007)
- Intern, BP, Naperville, IL (1997/1998)
- American Chemical Society
Hsu, D. D.; O'Donoughue, P.; Fthenakis, V.; Heath, G. A.; Kim, H. C.; Sawyer, P.; Choi, J-K.; Turney, D. E. (2012) (accepted). "Life cycle greenhouse gas emissions of crystalline silicon photovoltaic electricity generation: systematic review and harmonization." Journal of Industrial Ecology.
Kazi, F. K.; Fortman, J. A.; Anex, R. P.; Hsu, D. D.; Aden, A.; Dutta, A.; Kothandaraman, G. (2010). "Techno-Economic Comparison of Process Technologies for Biochemical Ethanol Production from Corn Stover." Fuel. Vol. 89 (Supplement 1), 2010; pp. S20-S28; NREL Report No. JA-6A2-46297. doi:10.1016/j.fuel.2010.01.001
Anex, R. P.; Aden, A.; Kazi, F. K.; Fortman, J.; Swanson, R. M.; Wright, M. M.; Satrio, J. A.; Brown, R. C.; Daugaard, D. E.; Platon, A.; Kothandaraman, G.; Hsu, D. D.; Dutta, A. (2010). "Techno-Economic Comparison of Biomass-to-Transportation Fuels Via Pyrolysis, Gasification, and Biochemical Pathways." Fuel. Vol. 89 (Supplement 1), 2010; pp. S29-S35; NREL Report No. JA-6A2-47290. doi:10.1016/j.fuel.2010.07.015
Hsu, D. D.; Inman, D.; Heath, G. A.; Wolfrum, E. J.; Mann, M. K.; Aden, A. (2010). "Life Cycle Environmental Impacts of Selected US Ethanol Production and Use Pathways in 2022." Environmental Science and Technology Vol. 44(13); pp. 5289-5297; NREL Report No. JA-510-45915.
Hsu, D.D.; Graves, D.B. (2005). "Microhollow cathode discharge reactor chemistry." Plasma Chemistry and Plasma Processing, Volume 25, Number 1, February.
Hsu, D.D.; Graves, D.B. (2003). "Microhollow cathode discharge stability with flow and reaction." Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics. 36. 2898-2907.
Full list of David Hsu publications (NREL)
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