Materials and Chemical Science and Technology
The Materials and Chemical Science & Technology (MCST) directorate's capabilities span fundamental and applied R&D for renewable energy and energy efficiency. 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.
The MCST directorate—led by Associate Laboratory Director William Tumas—includes the following centers, programs, and fellows:
- Chemistry and Nanoscience
- Center Director Jao van de Lagemaat
- Materials Applications & Performance
- Materials Science
- MCST Research Operations
- Center Director Pete Sheldon
- National Center for Photovoltaics
- Solar Energy Technologies Office Program
- Laboratory Program Manager Mary Werner
- Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Program
- Laboratory Program Manager Keith Wipke
- NREL Research Fellows and Emeritii
The MCST organizational chart shows center and group managers, as well as directors of various national and international consortia and centers led by MCST personnel.
MCST researchers lead national and international consortia, including Joint Institutes, Energy Frontier Research Centers, Energy Materials Network consortia, and more.