Laboratory Program Manager II-Mechanical Engineering
Dr. Roderick Jackson is the laboratory program manager for buildings-related research at NREL. He works closely with senior laboratory management to set the strategic agenda for NREL's buildings portfolio, including all research, development, and market implementation activities, which aim to improve the energy efficiency of building materials and practices.
Center Director, Buildings and Thermal Systems
Dr. Kutscher has led research in solar heating and cooling, building energy efficiency, solar industrial process heat, geothermal power, and concentrating solar power. He is an American Solar Energy Society (ASES) Fellow and served as the ASES Chair in 2000–2001. He is editor of the 200-page ASES report, Tackling Climate Change in the U.S., which details how energy efficiency and six renewable energy technologies can greatly reduce U.S. carbon emissions by 2030. He has served as an adjunct professor at the University of Colorado Boulder and the Colorado School of Mines.
Group Manager, Commercial Buildings
Bill is an expert in building energy analysis, computational thermal analysis, and data acquisition and an inventor on three patents for power generation technologies. As manager of the commercial buildings research team, he oversees the development of next generation simulation capabilities and guidance documents such as the Advanced Energy Design Guides (AEDG) that provide building- and U.S. climate zone-specific design recommendations.
Manager, Residential Buildings Research Group
David joined NREL in 2008. David is the Residential Buildings Research Group Manager. He supports DOE research activities including the Building America program. David has been working in the area of energy efficiency in buildings since 1989 and is a licensed Professional Engineer in Colorado. He has expertise in building science, building energy simulation, and software development. Prior to joining NREL, David worked for Architectural Energy Corporation, where he led energy simulation and software development projects, and served as product manager for the REM/Rate™ home energy rating software.
Group Manager, Building Energy Science
Since Dr. Vidal joined the Building and Thermal Sciences Center in 2010, she has established an international reputation for her cutting-edge work on molten salts. In performing that research, she built a first-class laboratory for measuring the full range of thermophysical material properties and performing corrosion tests. Dr. Vidal is a joint faculty member at the Colorado School of Mines. She has diversified her expertise and capabilities in other technologies such as water splitting electrolysis, fuel cells, thermoelectrics, and biofuels.