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Gregory Glatzmaier

Researcher V-Chemical Engineering

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Greg has expertise in chemical engineering, process design, systems control, and cost analysis. In his 30 years of experience, he has initiated and conducted research and development activities for NREL, NASA, USAF, and NIH. At NREL, Greg has more than 20 years of experience in the field of concentrating solar power technologies.

Research Interests

Applied analysis to determine and understand process efficiencies, performance, and costs

Innovative solutions that reduce system complexity and cost

Combined computational modeling and experimental testing to validate new technology solutions


Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado

Featured Publications

Hydrogen sensor for parabolic trough expansion tanksAIP Conference Proceedings (2018)

Long-term heating to improve receiver performance, AIP Conference Proceedings (2017)

Steady-state plant model to predict hydrogen levels in power plant components, AIP Conference Proceedings (2017)

Sensor for measuring hydrogen partial pressure in parabolic trough power plant expansion tanks, AIP Conference Proceedings (2017)

Determining the cost benefit of high-temperature tank wall coatings for concentrating solar power thermal storage using probabilistic cost analysis, Journal of Solar Energy Engineering (2015)


Hydrogen Sensing and Separation, U.S. Patent App. No. 15/782,198 (filed 2017)

Systems and Methods for Selective Hydrogen Transport and Measurement, U.S. Patent No. 8,568,582 (2013)