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Research Staff

Research staff members in NREL’s Chemistry and Nanoscience Center are aligned within three groups: Molecular and Catalysis Science, Spectroscopy and Photoscience, and Electrochemical Engineering and Materials Chemistry.

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

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Jao  Van De Lagemaat

Center Director: Chemistry and Nanoscience

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

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Jeffrey  Blackburn

Manager III-Technical

Dr. Blackburn is a Senior Scientist and Group Manager at NREL, leading projects on a variety of fundamental and applied research topics. His work focuses on low-dimensional carbon and includes the synthesis, purification, separation, and characterization of single-walled carbon nanotubes and graphene. | 303-384-6649

Name Position Email Phone        
Arias, Dylan Postdoctoral Researcher III-Chemistry 303-384-6770
Ban, Chunmei Scientist IV-Multi Discipline 303-384-6504
Beard, Matt Scientist VI-Multi Discipline 303-384-6781
Bender, Guido Scientist IV-Multi Discipline 303-275-3810
Blackburn, Jeffrey Manager III-Technical 303-384-6649
Braunecker, Wade Scientist IV-Multi Discipline 303-384-7616
Christians, Jeffrey Contingent Worker 303-384-6149
Deutsch, Todd Scientist IV-Multi Discipline 303-275-3727
Dimitrievska, Mirjana Postdoctoral Researcher I-Material Science
Dinh, Huyen Senior Scientist & H2 Production Lead 303-275-3605
Djire, Abdoulaye Postdoctoral Researcher II-Chemistry 303--384-6409
Dunklin, Jeremy Postdoctoral Researcher I-Chemistry 303-384-7924
Engtrakul, Chaiwat Scientist IV-Multi Discipline 303-384-6646
Ferguson, Andrew Senior Scientist 303-384-6637
Fluegel, Brian Scientist V-Multi Discipline 303-384-6437
France, Ryan Staff Scientist 303-384-6441
Gaulding, Ashley Postdoctoral Researcher-Directors Fellowship 303-384-6686
Han, Sang-Don Scientist III-Multi Discipline 303-384-7815
Johnson, Justin Scientist V-Multi Discipline 303-384-6190
Kang, Albert Postdoctoral Researcher I-Chemistry 303-384-6667
Kocha, Shyam Scientist V-Multi Discipline 303-275-3284
Kroupa, Daniel Postdoctoral Researcher I-Chemistry 303-384-6691
Kuciauskas, Darius Scientist V-Multi Discipline 303-384-6572
Larson, Bryon Scientist III-Multi Discipline 303-384-6449
Link, Elisa Scientist III-Multi Discipline 303-384-6777
Luther, Joey Scientist IV-Multi Discipline 303-384-6497
Marius, Noemi Postdoctoral Researcher III-Physics 303-384-6465
Mauger, Scott Scientist - Chemical Engineering 303-384-7371
Osmieri, Luigi Postdoctoral Researcher II-Chemistry 303-275-3861
Park, Andrew Postdoctoral Researcher II-Material Science 303-275-3848
Reid, Obadiah Contingent Worker 303-384-6588
Rupnowski, Peter Scientist III-Multi Discipline 303-384-7953
Tremolet de Villers, Bertrand Scientist III-Multi Discipline 303-275-4138
Ulsh, Michael Manufacturing R&D Project Lead 303-275-3842
Van De Lagemaat, Jao Center Director: Chemistry and Nanoscience 303-384-6143
Wheeler, Lance Scientist III-Multi Discipline 303-384-6487
Yang, Mengjin Postdoctoral Researcher III-Material Science 303-384-7888
Yang, Ye Scientist III-Multi Discipline 303-384-6459
Yoon, Taeho Postdoctoral Researcher I-Chemistry 303-275-4906
Young, James Postdoctoral Researcher I-Chemistry 303-275-4456
Zhang, Hanyu Postdoctoral Researcher I-Chemistry 303-384-6283
Zhu, Kai Senior Scientist 303-384-6353