Ryan Klein

Ryan Klein

Postdoctoral Researcher-Materials Science

Orcid ID https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6807-6701
Google Scholar

As an NREL postdoctoral researcher, Ryan Klein works remotely full time at the National Institute of Standards and Technology Center for Neutron Research (NCNR) in Gaithersburg, Maryland, with Craig Brown. At the NCNR, Ryan characterizes candidate hydrogen storage materials using neutron diffraction and scattering techniques. In late 2019, he began his postdoctoral research position at NREL working with Tom Gennett on the Hydrogen Materials Advanced Research Consortium (HyMARC).

Ryan graduated from the University of Chicago in 2014. He received his doctorate in inorganic chemistry from Northwestern University in 2019, where he worked in the lab of Professor Danna Freedman. His thesis centered around high-pressure inorganic synthesis and studying exotic magnetic phases at extreme conditions.

For additional information, see Ryan Klein's LinkedIn profile

Disclaimer: Any opinions expressed on LinkedIn are the author’s own, made in his/her individual capacity, and do not necessarily reflect the views of NREL.

Research Interests

Hydrogen storage materials for use in vehicles – including porous materials, metal and complex hydrides, and carriers

Exotic magnetic phases

High-pressure synthesis and materials properties


Ph.D., Inorganic Chemistry, Northwestern University

B.S., Chemistry, University of Chicago

Associations and Memberships

Member, American Chemical Society

Member, American Physical Society

Member, American Geophysical Union

Featured Work

Self-Adjusting Binding Pockets Enhance H2 and CH4 Adsorption in a Uranium-Based Metal–Organic Framework, Chemical Science (2020)

Impact of Pressure on Magnetic Order in Jarosite, Journal of the American Chemical Society (2018)

High-Pressure Synthesis of the BiVO3 Perovskite, Physical Review Materials (2019)

Chirality-Selected Phase Behavior in Ionic Polypeptide Complexes, Nature Communications (2014)

Neutron Capabilities at the NIST Center for Neutron Research, U.S. Department of Energy Hydrogen Carriers Kickoff Meeting (2019)

Pressure and Magnetism in Jarosite at High Pressure, Inelastic X-ray Scattering Workshop, COMPRES Annual Meeting (2019)

Pressure Induced Spin Crossover Transition in Jarosite, Forward Scattering Workshop, Advanced Photon Source (2017)

Awards and Honors

Consortium for Materials Properties Research in Earth Sciences Travel Award (2018, 2018, and 2019)

COMPRES Presentation Award (2019)

Edmund W. Gelewitz Award Finalist (2018)

Northwestern University Marple-Schweitzer Award (2018)