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Adam Bratis

Associate Lab Director-Bio Energy Sciences & Technology


Adam Bratis manages NREL's research and development efforts in support of the U.S. Department of Energy's mission in the bioenergy space.

This includes technical and managerial oversight in the areas of biosciences, conversion of biomass to fuels, chemicals and materials, algal biofuels, techno-economic and life cycle analyses, and fuels testing. He also serves as a spokesperson for the bioenergy research program at NREL both internally and externally.

Adam also leads the Renewable Carbon Fiber Consortium (RCFC), which is a multiyear, multi-institution research consortium made up of national lab, academic, and industrial partners. The objective of the RCFC is to demonstrate cost-effective production of renewable carbon fibers from lignocellulosic biomass-derived acrylonitrile. 

Prior to joining NREL in 2008, Adam had 11 years of experience with ExxonMobil in the areas of research and development, corporate planning and refining and supply, and has extensive knowledge with respect to both alternative and conventional fuels.


Ph.D., Organic Chemistry, University of Delaware

M.B.A., University of Delaware

B.S., Chemistry, Clarion University