Our research fellows advise on the strategic direction of science and technology research at NREL and ensure our work meets the highest standards for quality and objectivity.
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Gregg Beckham's research at NREL focuses on conversion of biomass to fuels, chemicals, and materials including in the areas of metabolic engineering, fermentation, separations, chemical catalysis, biopolymer production, cellulase enzyme improvements, renewable carbon fiber production, theory and simulation to design biological and chemical catalysts, and lignin valorization.
David S. Ginley
David S. Ginley's current activities are in the areas of the general class of defective transition metal oxides including high temperature superconductors, LiTMO2 rechargable Li battery materials, ferroelectric materials, transparent conducting oxides and electrochromic materials.
Robert Thresher has more than 40 years of research, development, engineering, and management experience in wind technology, plant engineering, and aerospace systems. He has been a strategist for the initiation of a national research program to develop offshore wind, wave, tidal and current energy technology.
Andy Walker develops new methods for engineering and economic analysis of energy efficiency and renewable energy projects and has a patent on the Renewable Energy Optimization (REO) method of planning renewable energy projects across a portfolio of properties.
Research Fellows Emeriti
Research Fellow Emeritus
Michael Seibert's current research interests include primary processes of and water-oxidation in oxygenic photosynthesis, structure and function of [Fe]-hydrogenases, molecular engineering of hydrogenases, expression profiling in green algae, and photobiological hydrogen production.