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Awards and Honors News

Below are news stories about NREL awards and honors.

August 31, 2015

Wirth Chair Honors NREL’s Dan Arvizu

Dr. Dan E. Arvizu was honored at the 16th annual Wirth Chair Sustainability Awards Luncheon in Denver today for his longtime leadership at the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The longest-serving director and chief executive in the research organization’s history, Arvizu is retiring after 10 years at its helm.

August 10, 2015

NREL’s Bobi Garrett Named Top Industry Executive

Bobi Garrett, deputy laboratory director for strategic programs and partnerships at the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), was recognized by the Denver Business Journal as one of the region’s top female executives in the energy industry.

June 12, 2015

NREL Staff Recognized by DOE for Outstanding Achievements

At the 2015 Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting, the U.S. Department of Energy's Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program honored four National Renewable Energy Laboratory staff for their outstanding achievements.

June 10, 2015

Geothermal Energy Association Honors Two NRELians with Top Recognition

Dan Getman and Jordan Macknick were recognized by the Geothermal Energy Association (GEA) during its National Geothermal Summit on June 3, 2015, in Reno, Nevada.

June 5, 2015

Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Mentors Honored as Outstanding

Three NREL hydrogen and fuel cell researchers were among seven outstanding mentors from NREL's Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) program who were announced at the spring SULI program poster session on May 14, 2015. The Outstanding Mentor Award recognizes researchers and scientists who have been exceptional mentors for interns in the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science's SULI program.

June 4, 2015

NREL’s Economic Impact Tops $872 Million

The economic impact of the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) was $872.3 million nationwide in fiscal year 2014, according to a study by the University of Colorado Boulder’s Leeds School of Business.

May 7, 2015

NREL Staff Recognized for Top Innovations as Lab Celebrates Record Patent Year

Today during its annual Innovation and Technology Transfer Awards ceremony, the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) recognized the professionals behind the lab’s greatest innovations from the past year. NREL also celebrated the 43 U.S. patents issued in fiscal year 2014 (FY14), which is the largest number in lab history—nearly three times more than the previous year.

April 29, 2015

NREL Announces Participants for Executive Energy Leadership Program

The Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has selected 21 leaders to participate in its 2015 Executive Energy Leadership program (Energy Execs), which empowers executives to integrate clean energy solutions in their communities.

January 19, 2015

NREL Scientist Brian Gregg Named AAAS Fellow

Brian Gregg, a scientist at the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). AAAS cited Gregg for “distinguished contributions to the field of solar photoconversion, particularly for developing a unified understanding of the photoconversion mechanism in the various cell types.”


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