Federal Investments Catalyze RD&D, Actions To Decarbonize Transportation
Leadership and Collaboration
These featured efforts represent a selection of our leadership and collaborative accomplishments. For more details on these and other efforts, download the full report.
NREL's ARIES Platform Aims To De-Risk Airport's Transition to Electrified Transportation and Buildings
The new Athena Zero-Emissions Vehicles project, which officially launched in August 2023, will leverage NREL's world-class Advanced Research on Integrated Energy Systems (ARIES) platform to evaluate sophisticated transportation technology solutions to meet Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport’s ambitious electrification goals—initially focusing on rental car fleets—while maintaining a reliable energy supply for other critical infrastructure operations before the airport invests in real-world deployment.
Electric Vehicle Research Infrastructure Platform Evolves To Address Critical Needs
With advanced equipment and software, the Electric Vehicle Research Infrastructure Facilities evaluation platform enabled researchers and industry stakeholders to study and develop a new generation of electrified transportation technologies within the context of a larger energy ecosystem.
Game-Changing Batteries Research Unlocks Potential for Sustainable Electrified Transportation
A new era of sustainable electrification is on the horizon, largely supported by NREL's breakthrough battery research and capabilities. NREL experts are meeting complex challenges in energy storage that span technology readiness levels—from atom-scale materials science to full-scale systems.
Read about featured projects, which represent only a small sample of our R&D accomplishments. For more details on these and other highlights, download the full report.
These featured awards represent a small sample of recognition received. For more details on these and other awards, download the full report.
Wendy Dafoe received a Lifetime Distinguished Achievement Award from the U.S. Department of Energy Vehicle Technologies Office.
Doug DeVoto received a Distinguished Achievement Award from the U.S. Department of Energy Vehicle Technologies Office.
Bidzina Kekelia has been elevated to a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
Matt Keyser was named an NREL Distinguished Member of Research Staff for making the lab an R&D leader in batteries and energy storage.
Sreekant Narumanchi received the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Avram Bar-Cohen Memorial Medal.
Gilbert Moreno has been awarded two patents this year for cutting-edge developments in thermal management technologies.
Matteo Muratori received the Secretary of Energy Achievement Award for contributions to the Sustainable Aviation Fuel Grand Challenge.
Paty Romero-Lankao was appointed to the National Academies Board on Energy and Environmental Systems’ Deep Decarbonization Committee.
K. Shankari has been named the second-ever Outstanding Early Career Scientist through the CO-LABS Governor's Award for High-Impact Research.
Download the full report for a list of fiscal year 2023 publications and more publication metrics.
Meet our multidisciplinary team of researchers and leaders across NREL, transforming vehicle technologies for the future.
Advanced Biofuels and Combustion
Electric Vehicle Grid Integration
Systems Data Science and Modeling
Advanced Cathode Material Development
Materials Development and Modeling
Technology Integration/Clean Cities
Vehicle Modeling and Analysis
Lightweight and Recyclable Composite Materials
Johney B. Green
Associate Lab Director
Mechanical and Thermal Engineering Sciences
Laboratory Program Manager
Vehicle Technologies Office
Integrated Mobility Sciences
Fuels and Combustion Science
Mobility, Behavior, and Advanced Powertrains
Commercial Vehicle Electrification
Transportation Applications and Data Analysis
Group Manager (Acting)
Advanced Vehicles and Charging Infrastructure
Mobility Infrastructure and Impacts Analysis
EV Charging and Grid Integration
Sustainable Technology Integration
Transportation Energy Transition Analysis
Advanced Power Electronics and Electric Machines
Jao Van de Lagemaat
Chemistry and Nanoscience
Interfacial Materials Chemistry
High-Performance Algorithms and Complex Fluids
Data, Analysis and Visualization
AI, Learning, and Intelligent Systems
Electrochemical Energy Storage
Power Systems Engineering
Full Fiscal Year 2023 Annual Report
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