Lin Simpson

Lin Simpson

Researcher V-Materials Science


At NREL, Lin Simpson was the director of the U.S. Department of Energy's Hydrogen Sorption Center of Excellence and performs associated advanced materials development and testing. Previously, Simpson was the manager of Advanced Programs at ITN Energy Systems, Inc., where he planned, implemented, and managed R&D activities to produce the next generation of enabling technologies for a broad range of commercial applications in technology areas that included: nanotechnology, nanomaterials, thin-film photovoltaics, thin-film processing, fuel cells, solid-state batteries, electrochromics, and advanced sensors. Simpson was also a research scientist in the Chemical Technology Division at Argonne National Laboratory, where he evaluated the structural and chemical integrity of materials and performed mechanistic investigations using electrochemical and optical techniques.

Research Interests


Materials science


Surface science


Ph.D., Condensed Matter Physics/Materials Science, Colorado School of Mines

M.S., Physics, Washington State University

B.S., Engineering Physics, Colorado School of Mines

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