Materials and Chemical Science and Technology
The capabilities of the Materials and Chemical Science and Technology (MCST) directorate at NREL span from foundational scientific understanding to industry-relevant applied R&D for renewable energy and energy efficiency.
Our key program areas include solar energy conversion (video) for electricity and fuels, materials discovery and development for renewable energy technologies, hydrogen production and storage, and fuel cells. We provide expertise to the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Office of Science, ARPA-E, as well university and industry partners. The directorate is led by Associate Laboratory Director William Tumas
Basic Energy Sciences
Understanding the science to improve and develop concepts and technologies for renewable energy conversion/storage through core programs and EFRCs.
Point of Contact Bill Tumas
MCST Research Advisors/Fellows
Senior NREL science and technology experts provide direction and guide priorities of research within MCST:
- Tony Burrell, Chief Technologist
- David Ginley, Chief Scientist
- Sarah Kurtz, Research Fellow
- Garry Rumbles, Research Fellow.
MCST Organization, Collaboration, and Publications
The MCST organizational chart indicates center and group managers, and directors of Joint Institutes, Energy Frontier Research Centers, Energy Materials Network consortia, and more led by MCST personnel.