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Adam  Bratis

Associate Lab Director-Bio Energy Sciences & Technology

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. | 303-384-7852

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Thomas  Foust

Center Director II-Technical

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. | 303-384-7755

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Mark  Davis

Center Director Bioenergy Sciences

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. | 303-384-6140

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Zia  Abdullah

Laboratory Program Manager III-Multi Discipline

As the Biomass Laboratory Program Manager, Zia Abdullah fosters NREL’s relationship with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) program. In addition, he works with senior lab management to set the strategic agenda for NREL's biomass portfolio and with research staff to execute against the research strategy. He is a mechanical engineer with extensive experience and accomplishments in thermochemically and biochemically converting biomass to fuels and chemicals. | 303-275-4798

Name Position Email Phone        
Abdullah, Zia Laboratory Program Manager III-Multi Discipline 303-275-4798
Alahuhta, Markus Scientist IV-Multi Discipline 303-384-7850
Amore, Antonella Postdoctoral Researcher II-Biochemistry 303-275-4399
Artz, Jacob Postdoctoral Researcher I-Biochemistry 303-275-4932
Baddour, Frederick Scientist, Inorganic Chemistry and Nanomaterials 303-384-6703
Baker, John Scientist IV-Multi Discipline 303-384-7770
Baldwin, Robert Principal Scientist 303-384-6858
Beck, Morgan Business Support II-Administrative Associate 303-384-6233
Beckham, Gregg Group Leader and Senior Engineer 303-384-7806
Bentley, Gayle Postdoctoral Researcher- Metabolic Engineering and Synthetic Biology
Berstis, Laura Scientist III-Multi Discipline 303-384-6221
Bharadwaj, Vivek Postdoctoral Researcher - Computational Biophysics 303-275-3279
Biddy, Mary Strategic Analysis Platform Lead 303-384-7904
Black, Stuart Scientist IV-Multi Discipline 303-384-6193
Bolin, Richard Manager, Partnership Development Group, National Bioenergy Center 303-384-7716
Bomble, Yannick Scientist V-Multi Discipline 303-384-7729
Brandner, David Research Technician III-Multi Discipline
Bratis, Adam Associate Lab Director-Bio Energy Sciences & Technology 303-384-7852
Brown, Katherine Scientist IV-Multi Discipline 303-384-7721
Brunecky, Roman Scientist IV-Multi Discipline 303-384-6878
Bu, Lintao Scientist III-Multi Discipline 303-384-6295
Cano, Melissa Postdoctoral Researcher III-Biology 303-384-6826
Carpenter, Danny Supervisor - Thermochemical Process R&D 303-384-6709
Cheah, Singfoong Scientist IV-Multi Discipline 303-384-7707
Chen, Xiaowen Engineer IV-Multi Discipline 303-384-6828
Chou, Katherine Microbial Physiology & Engineering 303-384-7626
Chou, Yat Scientist IV-Multi Discipline 303-384-7766
Christen, Billie Specialist IV-Project Support 303-384-6856
Chum, Helena Research Fellow-Multi Discipline 303-275-4668 or 303-384-7711 303-275-4668 or 303-384-7711
Chung, Daehwan Scientist III-Multi Discipline 303-275-3996
Ciesielski, Peter Senior Scientist - Bioenergy and Biomaterials 303-384-7691
Cleavenger, Colby Research Technician III-Multi Discipline 303-384-6821
Cleveland, Nick Research Technician II-Multi Discipline 303-384-7889
Coan, Patrick Contingent Worker
Crowley, Michael Principal Scientist Computational Biophysics 303-384-6345
Dahlin, Lukas Contingent Worker
Davis, Mark Center Director Bioenergy Sciences 303-384-6140
Davis, Ryan Process Research Engineer, Biorefinery Analysis 303-384-7879
Davrazou, Fanni Research Technician III-Multi Discipline
Decker, Steve Scientist VI-Manager 303-384-7759
Deutch, Stephen Scientist - Analytical Specialist 303-384-6884
Doeppke, Crissa Research Technician III-Multi Discipline 303-384-7723
Dominick, Graham Research Technician I-Multi Discipline 303-275-3174
Dong, Tao Engineer III-Multi Discipline 303-384-7986
Donohoe, Bryon Senior Scientist 303-384-7773
Duff, Keegan Scientist II-Multi Discipline
Dunning, Tim Engineer II-Multi Discipline 303-384-7697
Dupuis, Dan Thermochemical Pilot Plant Engineer 303-384-7685
Dutta, Abhijit Manager - Biorefinery Analysis 303-384-7782
Eaton, Todd Postdoctoral Researcher III-Chemical Engineering 303-275-4918
Eckert, Carrie Senior Scientist 303-384-6891
Elander, Richard Engineer VI-Multi Discipline 303-384-6841
Farberow, Carrie Research Engineer 303-384-7882
Farmer, Nancy Group Research Manager II-Biological Science 303-384-6849
Feely, Colleen Business Support for NBC Center Director 303-275-3841
Ferguson, Ryan Electrical Engineer III 303-275-4971
Ferrell, Jack Research Engineer 303-384-7777
Fitzsimmons, Patricia Business Support III-Administrative Associate 303-384-7695
Foust, Thomas Center Director II-Technical 303-384-7755
Fowler, Matthew Research Technician III-Multi Discipline 303-275-4426
Franden, Mary Scientist IV-Multi Discipline 303-384-7767
Freed, Emily Postdoctoral Researcher IV-Biology 303-394-7847
French, Rick Scientist IV-Multi Discipline 303-384-6135
Gaston, Katie Thermochemical Process/Control Engineer 303-384-6273
Gerk, Cindy Project Leader II-General 303-384-7693
Ghirardi, Maria Research Fellow-Multi Discipline 303-384-6312
Gjersing, Erica Section Supervisor 303-384-7984
Golubieski, Chris Electro/Mechanical Technician 303-384-6341
Grady-McBride, Sheila Business Support III-Administrative Associate 303-384-6220
Griffin, Michael Engineer III-Multi Discipline 303-384-6205
Grim, Gary Postdoctoral Researcher I-Chemical Engineering 303-384-7781
Grundl, Nicholas Engineer II-Multi Discipline 303-275-3228
Guarnieri, Michael Scientist IV-Multi Discipline 303-384-7921
Gunther, Casey Pilot Plant Operations Engineer 303-384-7890
Habas, Susan Senior Scientist, Nanoscience & Materials Chemistry 303-384-6734
Hames, Molly Project Specialist 303-384-7758
Hansen, Raymond Research Technician V-Multi Discipline 303-384-6354
Happs, Renee Scientist III-Multi Discipline 303-384-7922
Henard, Calvin Scientist III-Multi Discipline 303-275-3177
Hengge, Neal Graduate II-Chemistry
Hensley, Jesse Supervisor - Thermochemical Catalysis R&D 303-384-7914
Himmel, Michael Research Fellow-Multi Discipline 303-384-7756
Hjelm, Wesley Research Technician III-Multi Discipline 303-384-6843
Hyman, Deborah Research Technician IV-Multi Discipline 303-384-7717
Iisa, Kristiina Engineer IV-Multi Discipline 303-384-7853
Jarvis, Mark Engineer III-Multi Discipline 303-384-6376
Jennings, Ed Pilot Plant Operations Manager 303-384-6247
Johnson, Christopher Research Scientist, Biocatalyst Development 303-275-3803
Johnson, David Scientist VI-Manager 303-384-6263
Karp, Eric Engineer III-Multi Discipline 303-384-7997
Katahira, Rui Scientist III-Multi Discipline 303-384-7710
Kim, Seonah Senior Scientist 303-384-7323
Kinchin, Christopher Engineer III-Multi Discipline 303-384-7709
King, Paul Scientist VI-Manager 303-384-6277
Kinley, Kelsey Research Technician IV-Multi Discipline 303-384-6382
Knoshaug, Eric Scientist IV-Multi Discipline 303-384-7779
Knott, Brandon Staff Engineer 303-384-6223
Kruger, Jacob Research Engineer, Catalysis and Biomass Conversion 303-275-4081
Krysiak, Megan Administrative Support for Bioprocess R&D Group in National Bioenergy Center 303-384-7973
Kuhn, Erik Engineer III-Multi Discipline 303-384-6829
Laurens, Lieve Senior Scientist | Project Lead - Bioenergy R&D 303-384-6196
Lin, Kevin Postdoctoral Researcher II-Environment 303-275-4915
Linger, Jeffrey Senior Scientist, Molecular Biology 303-384-7780
Lischeske, James Engineer II-Multi Discipline 303-384-6822
Lo, Jonathan Postdoctoral Researcher I-Biology 303-384-7966
Lubner, Cara Scientist III-Multi Discipline 303-384-7765
Lunin, Vladimir Scientist V-Multi Discipline 303-384-7754
Lyons, Robert Research Technician IV-Multi Discipline 303-384-6859
Magnusson, Lauren Biological Engineer 303-384-7725
Magrini, Kimberly Manager III-Technical 303-384-7706
Maness, Pin-Ching Scientist VI-Manager 303-384-6114
Manker, Lorenz Research Technician I-Multi Discipline
Marcano, Joan Postdoctoral Researcher-Directors Fellowship 303-384-7902
Markham, Jen Researcher II-Chemical Engineering 303-275-4154
McMillan, James D. (Jim) Chief Engineer 303-384-6861
Menart, Martin Contingent Worker
Meyers, Alexander Postdoctoral Researcher II-Bioengineering 303-384-7478
Michener, William Research Technician VI-Multi Discipline 303-384-6304
Mittal, Ashutosh Scientist IV-Multi Discipline 303-384-6136
Mohagheghi, Ali Biochemical Engineer 303-384-6175
Mukarakate, Calvin Senior Process Research Scientist 303-384-7724
Mulder, David Scientist IV-Multi Discipline 303-384-7486
Nagle, Nicholas Engineer IV-Multi Discipline 303-384-6184
Nash, Connor Research Engineer 303-384-7379
Nelson, Eric Engineer II-Multi Discipline 303-384-6862
Nelson, Robert Scientist II-Multi Discipline 303-275-3112
Ness, Ryan Research Technician III-Multi Discipline 303-384-6191
Nimlos, Mark Manager III-Technical 303-384-7704
Nolker, Michelle Research Technician IV-Multi Discipline 303-384-7887
Noone, Seth FSCL Lab Manager 303-384-7936
Notonier, Sandra Postdoctoral Researcher II-Chemical Engineering
O'Brien, Mary Kate Bio-process Engineer 303-384-7285
Oliver, Matt Research Technician IV-Multi Discipline 303-384-6142
Olstad-Thompson, Jessica Engineer III-Multi Discipline 303-384-7937
Orton, Kellene Research Technician IV-Multi Discipline 303-384-7866
Palmer, Scott Research Technician III-Multi Discipline 303-384-7970
Pardo Mendoza, Isabel Postdoctoral Researcher I-Chemical Engineering 303-384-6847
Payne, Courtney Research Scientist 303-384-6243
Pecha, Brennan Postdoctoral Researcher I-Chemical Engineering 303-275-4817
Peterson, Brady Research Technician IV-Multi Discipline
Peterson, Darren Research Technician IV-Multi Discipline 303-384-6316
Pienkos, Phil Principal Group Manager, Bioprocess R&D 303-384-6269
Pilath, Heidi Scientist III-Multi Discipline 303-384-7788
Pleitner, Brenna Scientist III-Multi Discipline 303-275-3260
Pomeroy, Marc Research Technician VI-Multi Discipline 303-384-7746
Powell, Glenn Research Technician V-Multi Discipline 303-384-6182
Price, Mariel Research Technician I-Multi Discipline 303-384-6838
Resch, Michael Bioconversion Specialist 303-384-6521
Robichaud, David Scientist IV-Multi Discipline 303-384-7790
Robinson, Allison Postdoctoral Researcher I-Chemical Engineering 303-384-7833
Rollin, Joseph Postdoctoral Researcher-Directors Fellowship 303-384-7854
Rorrer, Nicholas Polymer Engineering Postdoc 303-384-6206
Ruddy, Daniel Inorganic and Materials Chemist, Sr. Scientist 303-384-6322
Saboe, Patrick Postdoctoral Researcher I-Chemical Engineering
Said, Julie Research Technician I-Multi Discipline 303-384-7817
Salvachua Rodriguez, Davinia Scientist III-Multi Discipline 303-384-7699
Sammond, Deanne Scientist III-Multi Discipline 303-384-6240
Sanchez i Nogue, Violeta Postdoctoral Researcher III-Chemical Engineering 303-384-6641
Schaidle, Josh Thermochemical Conversion Platform Lead, Research Engineer 303-384-7823
Schell, Daniel Manager III-Technical 303-384-6869
Schutyser, Wouter Contingent Worker 303-384-6245
Settle, Amy Contingent Worker
Shollenberger, Todd Research Technician III-Multi Discipline 303-384-7943
Sievers, David Senior Engineer 303-384-7748
Silveira, Rodrigo Contingent Worker 303-384-7774
Singer, Christine Scientist II-Multi Discipline 303-275-4652
Singh, Avantika Engineer II-Multi Discipline 303-384-7276
Sluiter, Amie Acting Manager 303-384-6281
Sluiter, Justin Researcher III-Chemistry 303-384-6347
Smith, Holly Research Technician IV-Multi Discipline 303-384-7810
Smith, Kristin Thermochemical Process Design Engineer 303-384-7877
Smolinski, Sharon Scientist II-Multi Discipline 303-384-6275
Spiller, Ryan Undergraduate III-Chemical Engineering 303-384-7286
Sprague, Mike Research Technician V-Multi Discipline 303-384-6771
Spurrier, Ann Business Support II-Administrative Associate 303-384-6886
St. John, Peter Postdoctoral Researcher III-Chemical Engineering 303-384-7969
Starace, Anne Scientist III-Multi Discipline 303-275-4377
Stewart, Norma Business Support IV-Executive Assistant 303-384-7498
Stickel, Jonathan Senior Research Engineer 303-384-6867
Stunkel, Jim Research Technician III-Multi Discipline 303-384-7776
Subramanian, Venkataramanan Researcher IV-Molecular Biology 303-384-7719
Svedruzic, Drazenka Scientist III-Multi Discipline 303-384-6246
Sweeney, Nicholas Research Technician IV-Multi Discipline 303-384-7886
Sykes, Robert Scientist III-Multi Discipline 303-384-7728
Tan, Eric Senior Research Engineer 303-384-7933
Tao, Ling Researcher V-Chemical Engineering 303-384-7809
Tapscott, Timothy Postdoctoral Researcher-Directors Fellowship
Templeton, David Senior Biomass Chemist 303-384-7764
Thelhawadigedara, Lahiru Niroshan Jayakody Postdoctoral Researcher I-Chemical Engineering 303-384-7696
Thibodeaux, Jason Research Technician V-Multi Discipline 303-384-7797
Thornburg, Nick Postdoctoral Researcher I-Chemical Engineering 303-275-4885
To, Anh Postdoctoral Researcher I-Chemical Engineering 303-384-7825
Tucker, Melvin Scientist V-Multi Discipline 303-384-6264
Urban, Christopher Research Technician III-Multi Discipline 303-384-7917
Van Allsburg, Kurt Postdoc - Catalyst Cost Modeling 303-275-4284
Van Wychen, Stefanie Researcher II-Chemistry 303-384-7964
VanderWall, Todd Biological Engineer 303-384-7783
Vardon, Derek Engineer IV-Multi Discipline 303-384-7763
Vermaas, Josh Postdoctoral Researcher-Directors Fellowship 303-384-6284
Vinzant, Todd Scientist IV-Multi Discipline 303-384-7760
Vorotnikov, Vassili Graduate III-Mechanical Engineering 303-384-4375
Wang, Bo Scientist III-Multi Discipline 303-384-7686
Wang, Wei Scientist IV-Multi Discipline 303-384-7945
Ward, Rachel Contingent Worker
Ware, Liz Scientist III-Multi Discipline 303-384-6131
Wecker, Matt Contingent Worker 303-384-6381
Wei, Hui Scientist IV-Multi Discipline 303-384-6620
Westdal, Lynn Business Support II 303-384-6199
White, Erick Chemical Reaction Engineer 303-384-6238
Wilcox, Esther Research Operations Director - BioEnergy Science & Technology 303-384-6516
Wilson, Nolan Postdoctoral Researcher II-Chemical Engineering 303-384-6318
Wolfe, Jeffrey Research Technician III-Multi Discipline 303-384-7708
Wolfrum, Edward Principal Researcher & Manager 303-384-7705
Xiong, Wei Scientist III-Multi Discipline 303-384-7965
Xu, Mengze Contingent Worker 303-384-6855
Xu, Qi Scientist IV-Multi Discipline 303-384-7789
Yarbrough, John Scientist III-Multi Discipline 303-384-6831
Yu, Jianping Researcher V-Molecular Biology 303-384-6252
Yung, Matthew Senior Engineer, Catalysis & Reaction Engineering 303-384-7771
Zamudio, Wendy Business Support II-Administrative Associate 303-384-7750
Zeng, Yining Scientist III-Multi Discipline 303-384-6378
Zhang, Min Scientist V-Multi Discipline 303-384-7753
Zhang, Ruoran Postdoctoral Researcher II-Mechanical Engineering 303-384-6419
del Cerro Sanchez, Carlos Postdoctoral Researcher I-Chemical Engineering