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, van de Lagemaat is 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.

Andrew Ferguson

Andrew Ferguson

Group Manager: Spectroscopy & Photoscience

Daniel Friedman

Manager, Cell and Module Performance Group

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Nathan Neale

Senior Scientist and Group Manager – Interfacial Materials Chemistry

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.

Name Position Email Phone
Alia, Shaun Researcher V-Chemical Engineering 303-275-3748
Allen, Taylor Postdoctoral Researcher-Chemistry 303-384-7561
Attanayake, Nuwan Postdoctoral Researcher-Chemistry 303-384-6786
Aubry, Taylor Postdoctoral Researcher-Chemistry 303-384-6608
Baez-Cotto, Carlos Postdoctoral Researcher-Chemical Engineering 303-384-7294
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
Bukola, Saheed Postdoctoral Researcher-Directors Fellowship 303-384-6507
Carroll, Mike Researcher III-Chemistry 303-384-7896
Deutsch, Todd Researcher V-Chemistry 303-275-3727
Dinh, Huyen Group Research Manager III-Chemical Engineering 303-275-3605
Engtrakul, Chaiwat Researcher IV-Chemistry 303-384-6646
Enriquez, Angelica Business Support II-Administrative Associate 303-384-7717
Ferguson, Andrew Group Manager: Spectroscopy & Photoscience 303-384-6637
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
Gallon, Josh Researcher II-Materials Science 303-275-3637
Gaulding, Ashley Researcher III-Chemical Engineering 303-384-6686
Gennett, Thomas University Professor 303-384-6628
Gish, Melissa Postdoctoral Researcher-Chemistry 303-384-6459
Gorin, Stephen Laboratory Program Manager II-Partnership Development 303-384-6216
Han, Sang-Don Researcher III-Chemistry 303-384-7815
He, Cheng Postdoctoral Researcher-Chemical Engineering 303-275-4966
Hu, Leiming Postdoctoral Researcher-Chemistry 303-275-4430
Huang, Zhiyuan Postdoctoral Researcher-Chemistry 303-384-6222
Intikhab, Saad Postdoctoral Researcher-Chemical Engineering 303-384-6593
Jiang, Qi Postdoctoral Researcher-Chemistry 303-275-3071
Johnson, Justin Researcher VI-Chemistry 303-384-6190
Joshi, Gajadhar Postdoctoral Researcher-Chemistry 303-275-3209
Khandavalli, Sunilkumar Researcher III-Chemistry 303-384-7239
Kirmani, Ahmad Postdoctoral Researcher-Chemistry 303-384-6440
Klein, Ryan Postdoctoral Researcher-Materials Science
Kuciauskas, Darius Researcher V-Chemistry 303-384-6572
Larson, Bryon Researcher III-Chemistry 303-384-6449
Lin, Lisa Postdoctoral Researcher-Directors Fellowship 303-275-4884
Miller-Link, Elisa Researcher IV-Chemistry 303-384-6777
Luther, Joey Senior Scientist, Molecular and Catalysis Science Group 303-384-6497
Mangum, John Postdoctoral Researcher-Materials Science 303-275-3616
Martin, Trevor Postdoctoral Researcher-Chemistry 303-275-3851
Mauger, Scott Staff Scientist - Chemical Engineering 303-384-7371
May, Brelon Postdoctoral Researcher-Materials Science 303-384-6485
Moore, David Researcher III-Materials Science 303-384-7775
Muerdter, Nick Researcher V-Software Development 303-275-4459
Neale, Nathan Senior Scientist and Group Manager – Interfacial Materials Chemistry 303-384-6165
Nesbitt, Nathan Postdoctoral Researcher-Chemistry 303-384-6403
Nozik, Arthur Emeritus Researcher 303-384-6603
Padgett, Elliot Postdoctoral Researcher-Chemical Engineering 303-384-6105
Park, Soyeon Postdoctoral Researcher-Chemistry
Pivovar, Bryan Senior Research Fellow I-Materials Science 303-275-3809
Raulerson, Emily Postdoctoral Researcher-Chemistry 303-275-3148
Reid, Obadiah Research Professor 303-384-6588
Roberts, Dennice Postdoctoral Researcher-Materials Science 303-384-7204
Rosales, Bryan Postdoctoral Researcher-Chemistry 303-275-4892
Rose, Aaron Director's Postdoctoral Fellow 303-384-6413
Rugg, Brandon Postdoctoral Researcher-Chemistry 303-275-4810
Rumbles, Garry Research Fellow - Chemistry and Nanoscience 303-384-6502
Rupnowski, Peter Researcher IV-Physics 303-384-7953
Saha, Prantik Postdoctoral Researcher-Chemistry 303-275-4227
Scheidt, Rebecca Postdoctoral Researcher-Chemistry 303-384-6610
Schelhas, Laura Group Research Manager III-Chemistry 303-275-3722
Schulze, Max Postdoctoral Researcher-Chemistry 303-275-4813
Song, Tao Researcher III-Electrical Engineering 303-384-6557
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
Ulsh, Michael Acting Group Manager Process Science and Engineering 303-275-3842
Van Cleve, Tim Researcher III-Materials Science 303-275-3056
Van De Lagemaat, Jao Center Director II-Technical 303-384-6143
Wheeler, Lance Researcher III-Materials Science 303-384-6487
Wieliczka, Brian Postdoctoral Researcher-Chemistry 303-275-3735
Wipke, Keith Fuel Cell & Hydrogen Technologies LPM 303-275-4451
Young, David Group Research Manager III-Materials Science 303-384-6621
Young, James Researcher III-Chemistry 303-275-4456
Zeng, Yi Research Technician I-Build 303-275-4033
Zhu, Kai Researcher V-Materials Science 303-384-6353