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Jason Woods

Researcher V-Mechanical Engineering

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Jason Woods is a senior research engineer within NREL's Building Energy Science Group. He leads modeling and experimental projects on thermal energy storage and novel air-conditioning technologies, which include multidisciplinary research spanning materials development to systems integration.

Woods is an expert in numerical and experimental heat and mass transfer, primarily for building applications. His research interests include novel thermal energy storage materials and systems, membrane-based HVAC processes, heat and mass transfer enhancements, liquid desiccant and absorption air conditioning, and moisture adsorption and transport in materials.

Research Interests

Thermal energy storage materials and systems

Membrane processes for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning

Desiccant dehumidification

Absorption and adsorption processes

Heat and mass transfer enhancements

Moisture storage and transport in materials


Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Colorado

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University

Featured Work

Rate Capability and Ragone Plots for Phase Change Thermal Energy Storage, Nature Energy (2021)

On the Importance of the Heat and Mass Transfer Resistances in Internally-Cooled Liquid Desiccant Dehumidifiers and Regenerators, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer (2018)

Field Measurement of Moisture-Buffering Model Inputs for Residential Buildings, Energy and Buildings (2016)

Membrane Processes for Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews (2014)

A Desiccant-Enhanced Evaporative Air Conditioner: Numerical Model and Experiments, Energy Conversion and Management (2013)

Awards and Honors

Woods has three issued patents, with several pending, in the fields of thermal energy storage and sorption-based air-conditioning processes. He has received several awards, including an R&D100 Award (2012), an NREL President's Award (2019), an NREL Rising Star Award (2016), NREL Outstanding Mentor Awards (2019, 2020), and a University of Colorado Outstanding Dissertation Award (2011).