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Richard Bolin

Manager, Partnership Development Group, National Bioenergy Center | 303-384-7716

Areas of Expertise

Bolin works with biomass and biosciences researchers to create partnerships with companies, universities, and government agencies. He also develops winning proposals, manages projects, and markets NREL's bioenergy capabilities.


  • MBA, Marketing and Organization Management, Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado at Boulder

  • M.S., Molecular Biology, George Mason University

  • B.S., Biology, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Professional Experience

  • Manager, Partnership Development Group, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, National Bioenergy Center (NBC), 2013–present

  • Senior Project Manager, Partnership Development Group, NBC, 2009present

  • Acting Director/Commercialization Manager/ Market Analyst, NREL Technology Transfer Office, 20002009

  • Principal Consultant, 19982000

  • Senior Research Associate, Research and Development, Gilead Pharmaceuticals (formerly NexStar Pharmaceuticals), 19921998


  1. "Interaction system comprising a surfactant-stabilized disperse aqueous phase containing an antibody or antibody fragment," U.S. Patent No. 5,641,865 (1997)

Featured Publications

  1. "Innovations and Breakthroughs in Biofuels and Biochemicals," at the Biochemicals & Bioplastics Conference (2015)

  2. "National Laboratories as a Strategic Partner," at the 5th Biobased Chemicals: Commercialization & Partnering Conference (2014)