Scott works in the Water Power Department, where he works with the Geothermal Analysis group and focuses on thermal system and economic analysis for low temperature and co-produced hydrothermal power plants. Prior to joining NREL, Scott was an intern in the Research Participant Program (RPP), working in the biomass gasification and pyrolysis pilot plant. While in the pilot plant, he designed new and retrofit scrubbers, separators, and other downstream mechanical systems. His background in mechanical systems and economic analysis has led to his most recent work with the Marine and Hydrokinetic (MHK) team, where he is one of the lead techno-economic analysts for wave and current energy. His areas of expertise include techno-economic analysis, mechanical design, and rigid body structural analysis.