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NREL Hydrogen Researchers Recognized by DOE for Outstanding Achievements at 2019 Annual Merit Review

June 19, 2019

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently honored three NREL researchers for their outstanding achievements at the Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting.

Hydrogen Fuel R&D: Storage Award—Thomas Gennett, Philip Parilla, and Katherine Hurst

Six people standing as a group and smiling. Three of them are holding awards.

Katie Hurst, Tom Gennett, and Phil Parilla (second, third, and fourth from left) with staff from DOE's Fuel Cell Technologies Office.

NREL's Tom Gennett, Phil Parilla, and Katie Hurst were recognized for their years of leadership and excellence in managing the hydrogen storage program's adsorption validation laboratory. This group has provided reliable adsorption data for accurate comparisons of material properties and has been instrumental in publishing measurement protocols and standards to enable improved reliability of adsorption measurements across the field. They recently completed an international, multi-laboratory round-robin study on volumetric capacity measurements, for which the results demonstrate a marked improvement of measurement consistency and reliability across the hydrogen storage community.

See the full list of 2019 Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program Award winners or view presentations from the meeting. NREL principal investigators presented the status and accomplishments of more than 35 NREL-led projects at the meeting.

Learn more about NREL's hydrogen and fuel cells research.