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Research Staff

Research staff members in NREL's Materials Science Center are aligned within four groups: Materials Physics, Analytical Microscopy and Imaging Science, Interfacial and Surface Science, and Thin-Film Materials Science and Processing.

For lead researcher contacts, see our research areas. For our business contact, see Work with Us.

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Nancy Haegel

Center Director, Materials Science Center

Email | 303-384-6548


Materials Physics

Research Team

Yuanyue Liu | Email

Kwangwook Park | Email

Lin Simpson | Email

Rob Tenent | Email

Derek Vigil-Fowler | Email

Ji-Hui Yang | Email


Analytical Microscopy and Imaging Science

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Mowafak Al-Jassim

Group Manager

Email | 303-384-6602

Research Team

Jeffery Aguiar | Email

Harvey Guthrey | Email

Chun-Sheng Jiang | Email

Helio Moutinho | Email

Sanjini Nanayakkara | Email

Andrew Norman | Email

Bobby To | Email


Interfacial and Surface Science

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Glenn Teeter

Group Manager

Email | 303-384-6664

Research Team

Lauryn Baranowski | Email

Joe Berry | Email

Andre Bikawski | Email

Steve Harvey | Email

Paul Ndione | Email

Michele Olsen | Email

Craig Perkins | Email

John Perkins | Email

Philip Schulz | Email

Sebastian Siol | Email

Kenneth Xerxes Steirer | Email

Matt Young | Email

Andriy Zakutayev | Email


Thin-Film Materials Science and Processing

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Phil Parilla

Group Manager

Email | 303-384-6506

Research Team

David Albin | Email

Teresa Barnes | Email

Carolyn Beall | Email

Karen Bowers | Email

James Burst | Email

Jeff Carapella | Email

Steve Christensen | Email

Eric Colegrove | Email

Miguel Contreras |

Arrelaine Dameron | Email

Rebekah Garris | Email

Stephen Glynn | Email

Hasitha Padmika Mahabaduge | Email

Lorelle Mansfield | Email

Wyatt Metzger | Email

Matthew Reese | Email

Ingrid Repins | Email

Maikel van Hest | Email

Katherine Zaunbrecher | Email