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NREL’s transportation research team—composed of 150 scientists, engineers, and analysist—provides the scientific building blocks needed to spur innovation through fundamental research and engineering.

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Chris Gearhart

Center Director II-Technical

Chris Gearhart joined the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in 2012 as director of the Hydrogen Technologies and Systems Center. In 2013 he was appointed to his current position as director of the Transportation and Hydrogen Systems Center, where he manages a staff of 150 scientists and engineers developing advanced transportation technologies.

Chris.Gearhart@nrel.gov | 303-275-3830

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John Farrell

Laboratory Program Manager III-Chemical Engineering

John Farrell, laboratory program manager for Vehicle Technologies, joined NREL in 2013 after spending 15 years at ExxonMobil's Corporate Strategic Research Laboratory.

John.Farrell@nrel.gov | 303-275-4434

Name Position Email Phone        
Bennion, Kevin Researcher V-Mechanical Engineering Kevin.Bennion@nrel.gov 303-275-4447
Farrell, John Laboratory Program Manager III-Chemical Engineering John.Farrell@nrel.gov 303-275-4434
Gearhart, Chris Center Director II-Technical Chris.Gearhart@nrel.gov 303-275-3830
McCormick, Robert Senior Research Fellow I-Chemical Engineering Robert.McCormick@nrel.gov 303-275-4432
Narumanchi, Sreekant Researcher VI-Mechanical Engineering Sreekant.Narumanchi@nrel.gov 303-275-4062
Wipke, Keith Fuel Cell & Hydrogen Technologies LPM Keith.Wipke@nrel.gov 303-275-4451