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Michael Griffin

Researcher V-Chemical Engineering

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Michael Griffin received a B.S. in agricultural and biological engineering from the University of Florida and a Ph.D. in chemical and biological engineering from the University of Colorado, Boulder. He is a senior research engineer at NREL, where he focuses on catalyst and process development to transform biomass and waste-derived feedstocks into renewable fuels, chemicals, and materials.

Research Interests

Foundational catalyst design through a combination of experiment and theory

In situ and operando characterization of complex catalytic materials

Reaction engineering and chemical kinetics

Surface science and interfacial chemistry

Environmentally sustainable process design, optimization, and scale-up

Affiliated Research Programs

Heterogeneous Catalysis for Thermochemical Conversion

Thermochemical Process Integration, Scale-Up, and Piloting


Ph.D., Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder

B.S., Agricultural and Biological Engineering, University of Florida

Featured Work

For a full list of publications, visit Michael's ResearchGate and Google Scholar pages.