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Jason joined NREL in 2010 after working there as a doctoral student since 2007. Jason's area of expertise is heat and mass transfer, including the design, analysis, and testing of heat and mass transfer devices and processes.

Research Interests

  • Membrane processes for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning
  • Desiccant dehumidification and absorption cooling
  • Thermal energy storage
  • Heat and mass transfer enhancements
  • Combined cooling, heat, and power (CCHP) systems
  • Moisture storage and transport in building materials


Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, University of Colorado

B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University

Featured Work

Woods, J. and J. Winkler, Field measurement of moisture-buffering model inputs for residential buildings, Energy and Buildings 117 (2016) 91-98.

Woods, J., Membrane processes for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews  33 (2014) 290-304.

Woods, J. and E. Kozubal, Heat transfer and pressure drop in spacer filled channels for membrane energy recovery ventilators, Applied Thermal Engineering 50 (2013) 868-76.

Woods, J. and E. Kozubal, A desiccant-enhanced evaporative air conditioner:  Numerical model and experiments, Energy Conversion and Management 65 (2013) 208-20.

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