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Josh Gesick

Senior Engineer

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Josh Gesick is part of the Integrated Applications Center and is a chemical/systems engineer with over 15 years of experience developing, evaluating, validating, executing, and managing complex, technically challenging projects in the United States and internationally. He has spent the majority of his career leading technology development projects or acting as a senior advisor providing credible data and analysis to inform strategic decisions. Currently, Josh leads technical and economic due diligence for bio-product and renewable energy investment opportunities for the U.S. Department of Energy.

Research Interests

Developing new technologies from concept to commercial application

Technical and economic evaluation and feasibility analysis

Due diligence

R&D process development and strategy

Risk assessment and management


MBA, Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver, estimated completion 2020

B.S., Chemical Engineering, Colorado State University, 2002

Certificate, Economic Evaluation and Investment Decision Methods, Colorado School of Mines, 2014

Professional Experience

Program Manager, Hythane Company (2007–2010)

Project Manager/Research Engineer, ADA Technologies (2002–2007)

Associations and Memberships

American Institute of Chemical Engineering

Featured Work

Xiaolei Sun, Nathan W. Jones, Joshua C. Gesick, Lulu Xu, and George W. Roberts. 2002.  "Liquid/Catalyst Interactions in Slurry Reactors: Changes in Tetrahydroquinoline Composition During Methanol Synthesis Over Zinc Chromite." Applied Catalysis A, 231 (1-2): 269-280.

Validation Process Methods, NREL Technical Report (2018)

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