Josh Gesick

Senior Engineer


Josh Gesick is a chemical/systems engineer with more than 15 years of experience developing, evaluating, validating, and executing complex, technically challenging projects in the United States and internationally. He has spent the majority of his career leading technology development projects and providing credible data and analysis to inform strategic decisions that support portfolio management.

Currently, Gesick serves as an advisor and liaison between the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the Department of Defense, identifying and developing large scale renewable and resilient energy projects that leverage private capital financing.

Research Interests

Developing new technologies from concept to commercial application

Technical and economic evaluation and feasibility analysis

Due diligence

R&D process development and strategy

Risk assessment and management


MBA, Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver

B.S., Chemical Engineering, Colorado State University

Certificate, Economic Evaluation and Investment Decision Methods, Colorado School of Mines

Professional Experience

Program Manager, Hythane Company (2007–2010)

Project Manager/Research Engineer, ADA Technologies (2002–2007)

Associations and Memberships

American Institute of Chemical Engineering

Featured Work

Liquid/Catalyst Interactions in Slurry Reactors: Changes in Tetrahydroquinoline Composition During Methanol Synthesis Over Zinc ChromiteApplied Catalysis A: General (2002)

Validation Process Methods, NREL Technical Report (2018)

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