Research Staff

NREL's transportation research team, with more than 150 staff members, accelerates the development of sustainable mobility technologies and strategies for passenger and freight transportation.



Name Position Email Phone
Burton, Jon Researcher V-Mechanical Engineering 303-275-3154
Cardinali, Sarah Acting Group Manager 303-275-4169
Chaudhary, Rajneesh Researcher V-Mechanical Engineering 303-384-7351
Chung, Mark Team Lead - Hydrogen Systems Analysis, Center for Integrated Mobility Sciences 303-384-6404
Colclasure, Andrew Researcher V-Mechanical Engineering 303-275-3195
Dafoe, Wendy Program Manager V-Research 303-275-4470
DeVoto, Douglas Senior Research Engineer 303-275-4256
Eger, Rob Researcher IV-Software Development 303-275-4554
Farrell, John Laboratory Program Manager, Vehicle Technologies 303-275-4434
Farrington, Rob Strategic Planning and Business Development 303-275-4448
Finegan, Donal Researcher IV-Chemical Engineering 720-422-4787
Fioroni, Gina Group Research Manager II-Chemical Engineering 303-275-4475
Garikapati, Venu Team Lead, Transportation Modeling and Metrics 303-275-4784
Gearhart, Chris Director, Center for Integrated Mobility Sciences 303-275-3830
Gonder, Jeffrey Group Manager: Mobility, Behavior and Advanced Powertrains 303-275-4462
Holden, Jake Team Lead, Decarbonized Vehicle Systems 303-275-4985
Kekelia, Bidzina Senior Research Engineer 303-275-4452
Kelly, Kenneth Chief Engineer for Commercial Vehicle Electrification 303-275-4465
Keyser, Matthew Group Manager III-Mechanical Engineering 303-275-3876
Khan, Faisal Chief Researcher - Power Electronics 303-384-6426
Kisacikoglu, John Team Lead, EV Grid Integration 303-384-6662
Kurtz, Jennifer Center Director II-Technical 303-275-4061
Leighton, Daniel Team Lead - Hydrogen Infrastructure and End Use 303-275-4180
Levene, Johanna Group Manager III-Data Science 303-275-2922
Lustbader, Jason Group Manager - Advanced Vehicles and Charging Infrastructure 303-275-4443
Mann, Margaret Group Manager III-Supply Chain Analytics 303-275-2921
McCormick, Robert Senior Research Fellow - Fuels and Combustion Science 303-275-4432
Meintz, Andrew Chief Engineer 303-275-3179
Melendez, Margo Manager - Transportation Technology Integration 303-275-4479
Moreno, Gilbert Senior Research Engineer 303-275-4450
Muerdter, Nick Researcher V-Software Development 303-275-4459
Muratori, Matteo Group Manager - Transportation Energy Transition Analysis 303-275-2927
Narumanchi, Sreekant Group Manager - Advanced Power Electronics and Electric Machines 303-275-4062
Oakleaf, Brett Laboratory Program Manager I-Partnership Development 303-275-3771
Paret, Paul Researcher IV-Mechanical Engineering 303-275-4376
Pesaran, Ahmad Chief Energy Storage Engineer 303-275-4441
Rahill, Matt Researcher IV-Software Development 303-275-3633
Schoon, Ron Laboratory Program Manager II-Partnership Development 303-275-4644
Sears, Ted Program Manager V-Research 202-488-2221
Shankari, K. Principal Investigator - NREL OpenPATH 303-384-6450
Smith, Kandler Researcher VI-Mechanical Engineering 303-275-4423
Sprik, Sam Researcher V-Mechanical Engineering 303-275-4431
Thornburg, Nick Senior Reaction Engineer 303-275-4885
Thornton, Matthew Program Manager VI-Research 303-275-4273
Wipke, Keith Fuel Cell & Hydrogen Technologies LPM 303-275-4451
Wood, Eric Sr. Researcher, EV charging Infrastructure 303-275-3290
Young, Stanley Mobility Innovations and Equity Team Lead 303-275-3283