Nicholas Gilroy

Researcher III-Geospatial Science


Nicholas Gilroy is a member of the Geospatial Data Science Group in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center.

Areas of Expertise

Scientific programming and high performance computing
Spatial analysis and statistics
Advanced cartographic product design

Research Interests

Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI)
Transportation geography and urban mobility


M.S. in Geographic Information Science, University of Denver, 2016
B.S. in Geography, Salem State University, 2014

Prior Work Experience

Geospatial Data Scientist Intern, NREL
Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Denver

Other Affiliations

Association of American Geographers (AAG)

Featured Publications

Veda, Santosh, Zhang, Yingchen, Tan, Jin, Chartan, Erol Kevin, Gilroy, Nicholas, Hettinger, Dylan J, Ericson, Sean J, Ausmus, Jason, Kincic, Slaven, Zhang, Xiaping, Yuan, Guohui, and Duckworth, Jonathan. 2018. Evaluating the Impact of the 2017 Solar Eclipse on U.S. Western Interconnection Operations. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-5D00-71147.

John Stevens, Neha Rustagi, Bryan Pivovar, Mark Ruth, Richard Boardman, Nicholas Gilroy, Fred Joseck, Sunita Satyapal and Reuben Sarkar. H2@Scale – an emerging cross-sector opportunity in the USA. Gas For Energy. 02-2017 (2017): 22-27.

Galen Maclaurin, Manajit Sengupta, Yu Xie, and Nicholas Gilroy. 2016. Development of a MODIS Derived Surface Albedo Data Set: An Improved Model Input for Processing the NSRDB. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A20-67306.

Full list of Nicholas Gilroy's publications (NREL).