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Research Staff

Research staff members in NREL’s Chemistry and Nanoscience Center are aligned within five groups: Cell and Module Performance; Electrochemical Engineering and Materials Chemistry; High Efficiency Crystalline PV; Molecular and Catalysis Science; and Spectroscopy and Photoscience.

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

Photo of Jao Vandelagemaat.

Jao Van De Lagemaat

Center Director II-Technical

In addition to his position at NREL, Dr. van de Lagemaat is also a fellow of the Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute as well as a fellow of the Materials Science and Engineering Program, both at the University of Colorado at Boulder. | 303-384-6143

Andrew Ferguson


Daniel Friedman

Manager, Cell and Module Performance Group | 303-384-6472

Nathan Neale

Senior Scientist and Group Manager – Interfacial Materials Chemistry | 303-384-6165

Bryan Pivovar

Bryan Pivovar

Senior Research Fellow I-Materials Science

Bryan Pivovar is a senior research fellow and fuel cell group manager in the Chemistry and Nanosciences Center at NREL. He oversees NREL’s electrolysis and fuel cell research and development activities. | 303-275-3809

Name Position Email Phone        
Beard, Matt Senior Research Fellow I-Materials Science 303-384-6781
Bender, Guido Researcher V-Electrical Engineering 303-275-3810
Blackburn, Jeffrey Group Research Manager III-Materials Science 303-384-6649
Braunecker, Wade Researcher IV-Chemistry 303-384-7616
Deutsch, Todd Researcher V-Chemistry 303-275-3727
Dinh, Huyen Acting Group Manager 303-275-3605
Djire, Abdoulaye Researcher III-Chemistry 303-384-6409
Engtrakul, Chaiwat Researcher IV-Chemistry 303-384-6646
Fluegel, Brian Researcher V-Physics 303-384-6437
France, Ryan Staff Scientist 303-384-6441
Friedman, Daniel Manager, Cell and Module Performance Group 303-384-6472
Gaulding, Ashley Researcher III-Chemical Engineering 303-384-6686
Gennett, Thomas Contingent Worker 303-384-6628
Gorin, Stephen Laboratory Program Manager II-Partnership Development 303-384-6216
Han, Sang-Don Researcher III-Chemistry 303-384-7815
Johnson, Justin Researcher VI-Chemistry 303-384-6190
Kang, Albert Postdoctoral Researcher-Chemistry 303-384-6667
Kuciauskas, Darius Researcher V-Chemistry 303-384-6572
Larson, Bryon Researcher III-Chemistry 303-384-6449
Link-Miller, Elisa Researcher IV-Chemistry 303-384-6777
Luther, Joey Senior Scientist and Acting Group Leader, Molecular and Catalysis Science Group 303-384-6497
Mauger, Scott Researcher IV-Chemical Engineering 303-384-7371
Neale, Nathan Senior Scientist and Group Manager – Interfacial Materials Chemistry 303-384-6165
Nozik, Arthur Emeritus Researcher 303-384-6603
Osmieri, Luigi Researcher III-Chemical Engineering 303-275-3861
Pivovar, Bryan Senior Research Fellow I-Materials Science 303-275-3809
Reid, Obadiah Contingent Worker 303-384-6588
Rumbles, Garry Research Fellow - Chemistry and Nanoscience 303-384-6502
Rupnowski, Peter Researcher IV-Physics 303-384-7953
Steiner, Myles Senior Scientist 303-384-7675
Stradins, Pauls Principal Scientist 303-384-6774
Tervo, Eric Postdoctoral Researcher-Directors Fellowship 303-384-7804
Tremolet de Villers, Bertrand Researcher III-Chemistry 303-275-4138
Turner, John Emeritus Researcher
Ulsh, Michael Manufacturing R&D Project Lead 303-275-3842
Van De Lagemaat, Jao Center Director II-Technical 303-384-6143
Wheeler, Lance Researcher III-Materials Science 303-384-6487
Wipke, Keith Fuel Cell & Hydrogen Technologies LPM 303-275-4451
Young, James Researcher III-Chemistry 303-275-4456
Zhang, Hanyu Postdoctoral Researcher I-Chemistry 303-384-6283
Zhu, Kai Researcher V-Materials Science 303-384-6353