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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

Group Research Manager III-Materials Science

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-Chemistry 303-384-6770
Ban, Chunmei Researcher V-Chemistry 303-384-6504
Beard, Matt Researcher VI-Chemistry 303-384-6781
Bender, Guido Researcher IV-Electrical Engineering 303-275-3810
Blackburn, Jeffrey Group Research Manager III-Materials Science 303-384-6649
Braunecker, Wade Researcher IV-Chemistry 303-384-7616
Christians, Jeffrey Contingent Worker 303-384-6149
Deutsch, Todd Researcher IV-Chemistry 303-275-3727
Dimitrievska, Mirjana Postdoctoral Researcher-Materials Science
Dinh, Huyen Senior Scientist & H2 Production Lead 303-275-3605
Djire, Abdoulaye Postdoctoral Researcher-Chemistry 303--384-6409
Dunklin, Jeremy Postdoctoral Researcher-Chemistry 303-384-7924
Engtrakul, Chaiwat Researcher IV-Chemistry 303-384-6646
Ferguson, Andrew Acting Group Research Manager 303-384-6637
Fluegel, Brian Researcher V-Physics 303-384-6437
France, Ryan Staff Scientist 303-384-6441
Gaulding, Ashley Postdoctoral Researcher-Directors Fellowship 303-384-6686
Gennett, Thomas Contingent Worker 303-384-6628
Han, Sang-Don Researcher III-Chemistry 303-384-7815
Johnson, Justin Researcher V-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, Elisa Researcher III-Chemistry 303-384-6777
Luther, Joey Researcher V-Materials Science 303-384-6497
Marius, Noemi Postdoctoral Researcher-Physics 303-384-6465
Mauger, Scott Scientist - Chemical Engineering 303-384-7371
Osmieri, Luigi Postdoctoral Researcher-Chemical Engineering 303-275-3861
Reid, Obadiah Contingent Worker 303-384-6588
Rumbles, Garry Research Fellow - Chemistry and Nanoscience 303-384-6502
Rupnowski, Peter Researcher III-Physics 303-384-7953
Tremolet de Villers, Bertrand Researcher III-Chemistry 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 Researcher III-Materials Science 303-384-6487
Yang, Mengjin Contingent Worker
Yang, Ye Researcher III-Mechanical Engineering 303-384-6459
Yoon, Taeho Postdoctoral Researcher-Chemistry 303-275-4906
Young, James Postdoctoral Researcher-Chemistry 303-275-4456
Zhang, Hanyu Postdoctoral Researcher I-Chemistry 303-384-6283
Zhu, Kai Researcher V-Materials Science 303-384-6353