Research Staff

Research staff members in NREL’s Materials Science Center are aligned within five groups: Interfacial and Surface Science; Materials Physics; Microscopy and Imaging; Reliability and Systems Engineering; and Thin Film Material Science and Processing.

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

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Nancy Haegel

Center Director II-Technical

Nancy is the acting director of the National Photovoltaic Center. She also serves as the center director of the Materials Science Center.

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Glenn Teeter

Interfacial and Surface Science Group Manager

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Jeffrey Blackburn

Group Research Manager III-Materials Science

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Mowafak Al-Jassim

Senior Research Fellow I-Materials Science

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Teresa Barnes

Group Research Manager III-Materials Science

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Philip Parilla

Group Manager/Senior Scientist

Name Position Email Phone
Abzieher, Tobias Postdoctoral Researcher-Chemistry 303-384-7915
Ahrenkiel, Richard Emeritus Researcher 303-384-6670
Al Hasan, Naila Postdoctoral Researcher-Materials Science 303-275-4461
Al-Jassim, Mowafak Senior Research Fellow I-Materials Science 303-384-6602
Alberi, Kirstin Researcher V-Materials Science 303-384-7647
Albin, David Researcher V-Materials Science 303-384-6550
Anderson, Kevin Researcher II-Data Science 303-384-7139
Barnes, Teresa Group Research Manager III-Materials Science 303-384-6682
Bell, Robert Researcher III-Materials Science 303-384-6681
Berry, Joseph Senior Research Fellow I-Physics 303-384-7611
Blackburn, Jeffrey Group Research Manager III-Materials Science 303-384-6649
Bothwell, Alex Postdoctoral Researcher-Chemistry
Boyer, Jacob Postdoctoral Researcher-Materials Science 303-275-3996
Burrell, Anthony Energy Storage 303-384-6666
Colegrove, Eric Researcher III-Materials Science 303-384-7232
Curry-Nkansah, Maria Sr. Research Advisor 303-384-7218
Fluegel, Brian Researcher V-Physics 303-384-6437
Frisco, Sarah Postdoctoral Researcher-Materials Science 303-384-6895
Ginley, David Chief Scientist 303-384-6573
Glynn, Stephen Researcher IV-Semiconductor Engineering 303-384-7612
Gorin, Stephen Laboratory Program Manager II-Partnership Development 303-384-6216
Goyal, Anuj Researcher II-Materials Science 303-384-6616
Greenaway, Annie Researcher III-Chemistry 303-384-6576
Guthrey, Harvey Researcher IV-Physics 303-384-6232
Ha, Yeyoung Researcher III-Chemistry 303-275-4687
Haegel, Nancy Center Director II-Technical 303-384-6548
Harvey, Steve Researcher IV-Materials Science 303-384-6613
Heinselman, Karen Researcher III-Materials Science 303-384-7677
Henckel, Danielle Postdoctoral Researcher-Chemical Engineering 303-275-4860
Jiang, Chun Sheng Acting Group Manager-Analytical Microscopy and Imaging 303-384-6687
Johnston, Steven Senior Scientist 303-384-6466
Jones, Eric Postdoctoral Researcher-Computational Sciences 303-384-6375
Kang, Albert Industry Collaborator 303-384-6667
Karas, Joseph Postdoctoral Researcher-Materials Science
Kern, Dana Researcher III-Materials Science 303-275-3284
Lany, Stephan Researcher V-Physics 303-384-6652
Lee, Choong Hee Postdoctoral Researcher-Materials Science 303-384-6259
Lee, Sanghun Postdoctoral Researcher-Materials Science 303-384-7515
Li, Zhaodong Postdoctoral Researcher-Chemistry 303-384-7229
Mansfield, Lorelle Researcher IV - Materials Science 303-384-7884
Maughan, Annalise Contingent Worker 303-384-6125
Moutinho, Helio Senior Scientist 303-384-6457
Muzzillo, Christopher Researcher III-Materials Science 303-384-7983
Nanayakkara, Sanjini Researcher IV-Chemistry 303-384-7980
Nelson, Jocienne Postdoctoral Researcher-Directors Fellowship
Norman, Andrew Principal Scientist 303-384-6483
Ovaitt, Silvana Researcher III-Physics 303-384-6545
Padgett, Elliot Postdoctoral Researcher-Chemical Engineering 303-384-6105
Palmstrom, Axel Researcher III-Materials Science 303-275-4725
Parilla, Philip Group Manager/Senior Scientist 303-384-6506
Perkins, Craig Researcher V-Chemistry 303-384-6659
Raulerson, Emily Postdoctoral Researcher-Chemistry 303-275-3148
Reese, Matthew Researcher IV-Physics 303-384-7613
Roberts, Dennice Postdoctoral Researcher-Materials Science 303-384-7204
Saha, Prantik Postdoctoral Researcher-Chemistry 303-275-4227
Schulte, Kevin Researcher IV-Chemical Engineering 303-384-6455
Schutt, Kelly Postdoctoral Researcher-Directors Fellowship 303-384-6494
Simpson, Lin Researcher V-Materials Science 303-384-6625
Smaha, Rebecca Postdoctoral Researcher-Directors Fellowship
Sohel, Shahadat Postdoctoral Researcher-Materials Science
Spinella, Laura Researcher III-Materials Science 303-384-7838
Springer, Martin Postdoctoral Researcher-Mechanical Engineering 303-384-7828
Tamboli, Adele Researcher V NEX-Materials Science 303-384-7223
Teeter, Glenn Interfacial and Surface Science Group Manager 303-384-6664
Tellekamp, Brooks Researcher III-Materials Science 303-384-6444
Tenent, Robert Researcher V-Materials Science 303-384-6775
Todd, Paul Postdoctoral Researcher-Materials Science 303-275-3626
Watts, Alliston Researcher II-Materials Science 303-275-3808
Wipke, Keith Fuel Cell & Hydrogen Technologies LPM 303-275-4451
Xiao, Nick Researcher III-Materials Science 303-384-6653
Young, Matt Staff Engineer and Dynamic SIMS Specialist 303-384-6630
Zakutayev, Andriy Researcher V-Physics 303-384-6467
Zhang, Yicheng Postdoctoral Researcher-Chemistry 303-384-6534
Zheng, Xiaopeng Postdoctoral Researcher-Chemistry
van Schilfgaarde, Mark Research Advisor III-Materials Science