Research Interests

Advanced fuel synthesis and catalysis

Catalyst synthesis and characterization

Process intensification and efficiency

Gasification and pyrolysis research

Pilot plant research, integration, and scale-up

Next-generation vehicles

Areas of Expertise

Heterogeneous catalysis for biomass syngas to high-value fuels and chemicals

Managing, commissioning, and operating thermochemical pilot plants

Developing operating and maintenance procedures

Computer-aided design of piping and instrumentation diagrams and 3D renderings

Control system design and programming


B.S., Engineering Physics, Renewable Energy Minor, Colorado School of Mines

A.S., Engineering Transfer, Arapahoe Community College

Professional Experience

Advanced Catalysis Engineer, NREL (2016–present)

Thermochemical Design Intern, NREL (2014–2016)

Associations and Memberships

American Institute of Chemical Engineers

American Physical Society

AchieveGlobal Leadership Development

AchieveGlobal Cultivating an Innovative Environment

Certified AutoCAD 2015 Associate

Certified Solidworks Associate

Awards and Honors

NREL Team of the Month (July 2017)

NREL Key Contributor Award (2015)

NREL Director’s Award for Outstanding Work (2015)

Please contact me with research questions, ideas for collaborations, and questions about bioenergy and catalysis projects at NREL. Please do NOT contact me directly for jobs—see instead information on NREL's Director's Postdoctoral Fellowship program or on NREL Careers in general.