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NREL’s transportation research team—composed of 150 scientists, engineers, and analysts—provides the scientific building blocks needed to spur innovation through fundamental research and engineering. Learn how to work with us.

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John Farrell

Laboratory Program Manager III - Vehicle Technologies

John Farrell joined NREL in 2013 as laboratory program manager for vehicle technologies, overseeing NREL’s cross-cutting research in the sustainable transportation arena.

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

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Chris Gearhart

Center Director II-Technical

Chris Gearhart joined NREL 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

Name Position Email Phone        
Bennion, Kevin Researcher V-Mechanical Engineering Kevin.Bennion@nrel.gov 303-275-4447
Farrell, John Laboratory Program Manager III - Vehicle Technologies John.Farrell@nrel.gov 303-275-4434
Farrington, Rob Strategic Planning and Business Development Rob.Farrington@nrel.gov 303-275-4448
Gearhart, Chris Center Director II-Technical Chris.Gearhart@nrel.gov 303-275-3830
Gonder, Jeffrey Group Manager: Mobility, Behavior and Advanced Powertrains Jeff.Gonder@nrel.gov 303-275-4462
Keyser, Matthew Group Manager III-Mechanical Engineering Matthew.Keyser@nrel.gov 303-275-3876
Kurtz, Jennifer Group Research Manager III-Systems Engineering Jennifer.Kurtz@nrel.gov 303-275-4061
Mann, Margaret Transportation Infrastructure Team Lead Margaret.Mann@nrel.gov 303-275-2921
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
Pesaran, Ahmad Chief Energy Storage Engineer Ahmad.Pesaran@nrel.gov 303-275-4441
Melendez, Margo Manager - Transportation Technology Integration Margo.Melendez@nrel.gov 303-275-4479
Romero Lankao, Patricia Researcher V-Environmental Engineering Patricia.RomeroLankao@nrel.gov 303-275-4175
Thornton, Matthew Group Research Manager III-Mechanical Engineering Matthew.Thornton@nrel.gov 303-275-4273
Wipke, Keith Fuel Cell & Hydrogen Technologies LPM Keith.Wipke@nrel.gov 303-275-4451
Young, Stanley Advanced Transportation & Urban Scientist Stanley.Young@nrel.gov 303-275-3283
Zimny-Schmitt, Daniel Researcher II-Decision Support Analysis Daniel.ZimnySchmitt@nrel.gov 303-275-4661