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Achilles Karagiozis

Center Director I-Technical

Achilles Karagiozis is the director of NREL’s Buildings and Thermal Sciences Center. He manages a multidisciplinary team of approximately 150 researchers within the laboratory’s Buildings, Concentrating Solar Power, and Geothermal Technologies groups. | 303-384-7521

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Katherine Young

Laboratory Program Manager I-Geoscience

Kate Young joined NREL in 2008. She has worked on analysis of geothermal exploration, drilling, and regulation. She lead the development of the Regulatory and Permitting Information Desktop (RAPID) Toolkit, the Geothermal Resource Portfolio Optimization and Reporting Technique (GeoRePORT), and the Barriers Task Force of the GeoVision Study. Previously, Kate worked as a water rights engineer, a software developer, and in hydrocarbon cementing and fracturing. | 303-384-7402

Name Position Email Phone        
Akar, Sertac Energy Analyst / Systems Engineer 303-275-3725
Augustine, Chad Researcher V-Systems Engineering 303-384-7382
Badgett, Alex Researcher I-Decision Support Analysis 303-384-7875
Christensen, Dane Researcher V-Mechanical Engineering 303-384-7437
Cook, Jeff Renewable Energy Policy and Market Analyst 303-275-3676
Gilroy, Nicholas Geospatial Data Scientist II 303-384-7354
Ginley, David Chief Scientist 303-384-6573
Hames, Molly Project Manager 303-384-7758
Johnston, Bud Researcher VI NEX-Civil Engineering 303-275-4999
Karagiozis, Achilles Center Director I-Technical 303-384-7521
Kolker, Amanda Researcher IV-Geoscience 303-275-3663
Levine, Aaron Senior Legal and Regulatory Analyst 303-275-3855
McCabe, Kevin Researcher II-Mechanical Engineering 303-275-3183
McTigue, Joshua Dominic Postdoctoral Researcher-Mechanical Engineering 303-275-4682
Popovich, Neil Researcher IV-Chemical Engineering 303-275-3074
Rhodes, Greg Geothermal Research Analyst 303-384-6257
Robins, Jody Senior Geothermal Drilling Engineer 303-275-4268
Sky, Haiku GDS/OpenCarto Product Manager 303-384-7464
Smith, Caity Geothermal Operations Manager 303-384-7041
Snyder, Neil Manager III-Program Management Research 303-275-4365
Taverna, Nicole Researcher I-Data Science 303-275-3732
Turchi, Craig Principal Engineer 303-384-7565
Warren, Ian Researcher IV-Economic/Financial Analysis 303-384-6296
Weers, Jon Lead Technologist and Data Systems Architect 303-275-3701
Young, Katherine Laboratory Program Manager I-Geoscience 303-384-7402
Zhu, Guangdong Researcher V-Mechanical Engineering 303-275-4497