Koenraad joined the Thermal Systems Group at NREL in 2016 as a postdoctoral researcher working on geothermal energy and CSP projects. His interests include heat and mass transfer, energy conversion and storage systems, reservoir modeling, and direct-use applications of thermal energy. Current projects include hydrogen mitigation modeling for CSP parabolic trough plants, techno-economic analysis of geothermal direct-use applications, and development of an induced seismicity screening tool and geothermal training program for BLM. In graduate school, Koenraad worked on low-temperature geothermal energy systems modeling, reservoir simulation, and economic analysis, as well as on the design and construction of a lab-scale gasification reactor. Other experience includes training and internships at the National Geothermal Academy, ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company, and the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand.
Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, Cornell University
M.Eng. Chemical Engineering, Cornell University
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Leuven, Belgium
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Leuven, Belgium