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Portrait of Cory Kreutzer.

Cory Kreutzer

Acting Group Manager

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Cory Kreutzer is a research engineer and manager of the hydrogen production, power, and storage group in NREL's Center for Integrated Mobility Sciences. The group conducts hydrogen infrastructure research aimed at increasing the penetration of hydrogen technologies in the energy market and is closely aligned with the U.S. Department of Energy's H2@Scale initiative. With a background in thermal science and chemistry, Kreutzer has spent most of his career solving problems in the transportation and power generation arenas. Previously, he worked on a range of topics including electric vehicle climate control technologies, biomass cookstove development and manufacturing, and natural gas internal combustion engine performance.

Research Interests

Hydrogen infrastructure

Hydrogen production

Renewable power generation

Transportation research

Vehicle thermal management


M.E., Mechanical Engineering, Colorado State University

B.S., Chemistry, Colorado School of Mines

Featured Work

Design and Implementation of a Thermal Load Reduction System for a Hyundai Sonata PHEV for Improved Range, WCX World Congress Experience (2018) 

U.S. Light-Duty Vehicle Air Conditioning Fuel Use and Impact of Solar/Thermal Control Technologies, SAE International Journal of Passenger Cars – Mechanical Systems (2018)

Enabling Fast Charging – Vehicle Considerations, Journal of Power Sources (2017)

Impact of Active Climate Control Seats on Energy Use, Fuel Use, and CO2 Emissions: Test and Analysis, NREL Technical Report (2017)

Long-Haul Truck Sleeper Heating Load Reduction Package for Rest Period Idling, SAE International Journal of Passenger Cars – Mechanical Systems (2016)

Sleeper Cab Climate Control Load Reduction for Long-Haul Truck Rest Period Idling, SAE World Congress (2015)

Impact of Paint Color on Rest Period Climate Control Loads in Long-Haul Trucks, SAE World Congress (2014)

View all NREL publications for Cory Kreutzer.


Shield Devices, Systems, and Methods for Improved Measurements and Detection, U.S. Patent No. 10,151,607 B2 (2018)

Thermal Barriers for Compartments, U.S. Patent No. 9,789,751 B2 (2017)