Kazunori (Kaz) Nagasawa is a research engineer for the Energy Conversion and Storage Systems center at NREL. His research interests include energy systems modeling with a focus of hydrogen and fuel cell systems and smart grid applications. He received his doctorate in mechanical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.

Research Interests

Grid-integrated hydrogen and fuel cell systems modeling and optimization

Systems integration for renewable energy, power-to-gas, and electrofuels

Optimizing complex energy systems involving science, technology, economics, and policy


Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin

Featured Work

Thermodynamic Modeling of Hydrogen Fueling Process from High Pressure Storage Tanks to Vehicle Tank, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy (2021)

A Review of Four Case Studies Assessing the Potential for Hydrogen Penetration of the Future Energy System, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy (2019)

Impacts of Renewable Hydrogen Production from Wind Energy in Electricity Markets on Potential Hydrogen Demand for Light-Duty Vehicles, Applied Energy (2019)

Assessment of Primary Energy Consumption, Carbon Dioxide Emissions, and Peak Electric Load for a Residential Fuel Cell Using Empirical Natural Gas and Electricity Use Profiles, Energy and Buildings (2018)

Experimental and Data Collection Methods for a Large-Scale Smart Grid Deployment, Energy (2014)