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.

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John Farrell

Laboratory Program Manager, 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.

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Chris Gearhart

Director, Center for Integrated Mobility Sciences

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 NREL's Center for Integrated Mobility Sciences, where he manages a staff of 150 scientists and engineers developing advanced transportation technologies.

Name Position Email Phone
Burton, Jon Researcher V-Mechanical Engineering 303-275-3154
Chung, Mark Team Lead - Hydrogen Systems Analysis 303-384-6404
Colclasure, Andrew Researcher V-Mechanical Engineering 303-275-3195
Dafoe, Wendy Program Manager V-Research 303-275-4470
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 Researcher IV-Data Science 303-275-4985
Kelly, Kenneth Chief Engineer for Commercial Vehicle Electrification 303-275-4465
Keyser, Matthew Group Manager III-Mechanical Engineering 303-275-3876
Khan, Faisal Researcher VI-Systems Engineering 303-384-6426
Kisacikoglu, John Team Lead, EV Grid Integration 303-384-6662
Kurtz, Jennifer Center Director I-Technical 303-275-4061
Leighton, Daniel Researcher IV-Systems Engineering 303-275-4180
Levene, Johanna Group Manager III-Data Science 303-275-2922
Lustbader, Jason Group Manager II-Systems Engineering 303-275-4443
Mann, Margaret Lead, Clean Energy Supply Chain and EV Storage Analysis 303-275-2921
McCormick, Robert Senior Research Fellow - Fuels and Combustion Science 303-275-4432
Meintz, Andrew Chief Engineer 303-275-3179
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
Pesaran, Ahmad Chief Energy Storage Engineer 303-275-4441
Rahill, Matt Researcher IV-Software Development 303-275-3633
Melendez, Margo Manager - Transportation Technology Integration 303-275-4479
Romero Lankao, Patricia Researcher VI-Environmental Engineering 303-275-4175
Schoon, Ron Laboratory Program Manager II-Partnership Development 303-275-4644
Sears, Ted Program Manager V-Research 202-488-2221
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 Advanced Transportation & Urban Scientist 303-275-3283