Kerry Rippy

Kerry Rippy

Researcher III-Chemistry


Kerry joined NREL’s Building Technologies and Science Center in 2019, leading a project to reduce corrosion in concentrating solar power (CSP) plants using electrochemistry. Since then, she has led and supported a variety of projects. Her work focuses on application of chemical principles to solve challenges in renewable energy technology development and industrial decarbonization.

Through collaborative, interdisciplinary research efforts with colleagues worldwide, Kerry hopes to contribute to global energy solutions. She is committed to advancing scientific education through mentorship and teaching, with a focus on removing barriers for underrepresented groups in STEM.

Research Interests


Materials research for building science applications

Industrial decarbonization (green ammonia, green hydrogen, cement decarbonization, concentrated solar thermal, and other areas)

Corrosion science and metallurgy

Renewable energy storage


Ph.D., Inorganic Chemistry, Colorado State University

B.S., Chemistry & English Literature, Yale University