Associate Lab Director
Dr. Adam Bratis' role as Associate Lab Director is to guide NREL's research to accomplish the objectives of the Department of Energy's Bioenergy Technologies Office, and to serve as a spokesperson for the bioenergy research effort at NREL, both internally and externally. This includes oversight in the areas of biochemical conversion, thermochemical conversion, algae, techno-economic and life-cycle analyses, and fuels and product testing.
Director, National Bioenergy Center
As National Bioenergy Center Director, Dr. Thomas Foust guides and directs NREL's research efforts and those of collaborating national laboratories to develop biomass conversion technologies via biochemical and thermochemical routes, as well as critical research areas addressing the sustainability of biofuels, bioproducts, and bioenergy. His areas of expertise include feedstock production, biomass-to-fuels conversion technologies, and environmental and societal sustainability issues associated with biofuels.
Director, Biosciences Center
Dr. Mark Davis is the Director for the Biosciences Center at NREL. For the past five years, he has served as the Platform Program Manager for Thermochemical Processes and has directed research focused on developing pyrolysis and gasification processes to produce cost-effective fuels and products from biomass.