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Josh Gesick

Senior Engineer

Josh.Gesick@nrel.gov | 303-275-3797

Josh Gesick is the Verification & Validation Lead for the System Engineering & Program Integration Office.

Areas of Expertise

Chemical / Systems Engineer with over 15 years of experience developing, evaluating, validating, executing and managing complex, technically-challenging projects in the US and internationally. Josh 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
Economic Evaluation & Feasibility Analysis
Technology Validation
Scaling Technology from Lab to First Commercial
Risk Assessment & Management

Education

B.S Chemical Engineering, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, 2002
Certificate in Economic Evaluation and Investment Decision Methods, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO, 2014

Prior Work Experience

Program Manager, HYTHANE COMPANY, Littleton, CO (2007—2010)
Provided strategic direction and operational oversight for the Alternative Fueling Station program, including project development, design, installation, and commissioning of hydrogen and natural gas fueling stations in India and the US.

Project Manager/Research Engineer, ADA TECHNOLOGIES, Littleton, CO (2002—2007)
Managed new technology research and development projects to support commercialization of patented materials.

Other Affiliations

American Institute of Chemical Engineering

Featured Publications

Xiaolei Sun, Nathan W. Jones, Joshua C. Gesick, Lulu Xu and George W. Roberts Liquid/catalyst interactions in slurry reactors: changes in tetrahydroquinoline composition during methanol synthesis over zinc chromite. Applied Catalysis A, 231(1-2), May 10, 2002. 269-280.