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Research Interests

  • Advanced fuel synthesis and catalysis

  • Catalyst synthesis and characterization

  • Process intensification and efficiency

  • Gasification and pyrolysis research

  • Pilot plant research, integration, and scale-up

  • Next-generation vehicles

 Areas of Expertise

  • Heterogeneous catalysis for biomass syngas to high-value fuels and chemicals

  • Managing, commissioning, and operating thermochemical pilot plants

  • Developing operating and maintenance procedures

  • Computer-aided design of piping and instrumentation diagrams and 3D renderings

  • Control system design and programming


  • B.S., Engineering Physics, Renewable Energy Minor, Colorado School of Mines, 2016

  • A.S., Engineering Transfer, Arapahoe Community College, 2012

Professional Experience

  • Advanced Catalysis Engineer, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), 2016-present

  • Thermochemical Design Intern, NREL, 2014-2016

Associations and Accreditations/Memberships

  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers

  • American Physical Society

  • AchieveGlobal Leadership Development

  • AchieveGlobal Cultivating an Innovative Environment

  • Certified AutoCAD 2015 Associate

  • Certified Solidworks Associate

Awards and Honors

  • NREL Team of the Month (July 2017)

  • NREL Key Contributor Award (2015)

  • NREL Director’s Award for Outstanding Work (2015)

Please contact me with research questions, ideas for collaborations, and questions about bioenergy and catalysis projects at NREL. Please do NOT contact me directly for jobs—see instead information on NREL's Director's Postdoctoral Fellowship program or on NREL Careers in general.