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Dr. Johney Green Jr. — Associate Laboratory Director for Mechanical and Thermal Engineering Sciences

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In his role, Johney Green oversees early-stage and applied research and development in NREL's advanced manufacturing, buildings efficiency, concentrating solar power, geothermal energy, transportation, water power, and wind energy programs.

The Mechanical and Thermal Engineering Sciences Directorate is driving technological innovations in energy efficiency, renewable power, and sustainable transportation.

Prior to assuming his current position, Green held a number of leadership roles at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), where he served as director of the Energy and Transportation Science Division and group leader for fuels, engines, and emissions research. Green managed a broad science and technology portfolio and user facilities that made significant science and engineering advances in building technologies; sustainable industrial and manufacturing processes; fuels, engines, emissions, and transportation analysis; and vehicle systems integration.

It was during his tenure as a division director that ORNL developed the Additive Manufacturing Integrated Energy (AMIE) demonstration project, a model of innovative vehicle-to-grid integration technologies and next-generation manufacturing processes.

Green has served on numerous advisory boards for organizations including the Georgia Institute of Technology, the University of Tennessee, and the University of Memphis. He is a fellow of SAE International and is active in the National Academy of Engineering. He holds two U.S. patents in combustion science and is the lead or co-author of more than 40 technical publications.

Green holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Memphis and a master's and doctorate in mechanical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.