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Johanna Levene

Group Manager III-Data Science


Johanna Levene manages the Transportation Applications and Data Analysis group in NREL's Center for Integrated Mobility Sciences. She leads the work of web developers, database administrators, and data analysts who build application programming interfaces and web-based tools—such as the Developer Network, Alternative Fuels Data Center, Alternative Fueling Station Locator, and Clean Cities Coalition Network—that transform  sustainable mobility markets.

Research Interests

Sustainable mobility

Vehicle technology integration

Transportation and mobility research

Hydrogen and fuel cells


M.S., Geographic Information Science, University of Denver

B.S., Chemical and Petroleum Refining Engineering, Colorado School of Mines

Professional Experience

Group Manager, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (2019–Present)

Section Manager and Senior Applications Engineer, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (2003–2019)

System Engineer, Emerson Process Management (2002–2003)

Solution Engineering Consultant, Accenture (1997–2002)

Intern, Hydrogen and Alternative Fuels Programs, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (1994–1997)

Featured Work

Livewire Data Platform – A Solution for Energy Efficient Mobility Systems Data Sharing, Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting (2019)

HyDRA: Hydrogen Demand and Resource Analysis Tool, Hydrogen Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting (2007)

An Analysis of Hydrogen Production from Renewable Electricity Sources, Solar Energy (2007)

Wind Energy and Production of Hydrogen and Electricity – Opportunities for Renewable Hydrogen: Preprint, POWER-GEN Renewable Energy and Fuels Technical Conference (2006)

Electrolysis: Information and Opportunities for Electric Power Utilities, NREL Technical Report (2006)

Awards and Honors

Secretary of Energy Achievement Award – Joint Office of Energy and Transportation (2023)