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Grant Wheeler

Researcher III-Mechanical Engineering

Grant.Wheeler@nrel.gov | 303-275-4577

In November 2016, Grant joined NREL and works in the Commercial Buildings Research Group. His expertise is in commercial product development, as well as the vapor-compression cycle and testing of HVAC systems in the lab and field.

Prior to working at NREL, Grant was a residential HVAC product development engineer for the Carrier Corporation in Indianapolis, Indiana.  His work focused on developing residential HVAC systems for commercial sale. While at Texas A&M for his graduate degree, he concentrated on establishing alternative methods to test HVAC products in psychrometric rooms.

Grant has also held various other jobs including commercial fisherman and commercial whitewater rafting guide, both of which gave him further appreciation for the outdoors and the role engineers play in reducing our impact on the environment.

Education

M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University

B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Montana State University