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Research Staff

Learn more about the expertise and technical skills of the water technologies research team and staff at NREL.

Name Position Email Phone
Akar, Sertac Energy Analyst / Systems Engineer 303-275-3725
Anderson, Kate Group Manager- Modeling & Analysis 303-384-7453
Anstedt, Sheri Professional III-Writer/Editor/Web Content 303-275-3255
Bain, Dominique Researcher III-Electrical Engineering 303-384-7414
Baring-Gould, Edward Program Manager VI-Research 303-384-7021
Barrows, Clayton Researcher V-Model Engineering 303-275-3921
Beach, Ryan Researcher III-Mechanical Engineering 303-384-6949
Bench Reese, Samantha Senior Engineer/Analyst 303-275-3062
Bharath, Aidan Researcher III-Mechanical Engineering 303-384-6907
Boren, Blake Researcher IV-Model Engineering 303-275-4972
Braunecker, Wade Researcher IV-Chemistry 303-384-7616
Brinkman, Gregory Researcher V-Model Engineering 303-384-7390
Brown, Maxwell Senior Energy Systems Modeler 303-275-3049
Byrne, Tiffany Project Manager II-Research 303-275-4907
Cardinal, Arielle Project Manager IV-Research 303-384-6925
Carpenter, Birdie Researcher V-Environmental Engineering 303-275-4232
Christensen, Dane Acting Manager – Cybersecurity & Resilience 303-384-7437
Christol, Corrie Project Manager II-Research Support 303-384-7110
Cohen, Stuart Researcher IV-Model Engineering 303-275-4369
Cutler, Dylan Researcher V-Model Engineering 303-275-3873
Dana, Scott Researcher IV-Mechanical Engineering 303-384-7036
Davis, Ryan Group Manager II-Decision Support Analysis 303-384-7879
Daw, Jennifer Group Manager - Strategy, Policy & Implementation 303-275-4678
Day, Megan Project Manager IV-Research 303-275-3261
DeGeorge, Elise Group Manager III-Mechanical Engineering 303-384-7136
Dean, Jesse Researcher V-Mechanical Engineering 303-384-7539
Deru, Michael Group Manager, Communities and Urban Science 303-384-7503
Driscoll, Rick Senior Engineer 303-384-7153
Eurek, Kelly Researcher III-Model Engineering 303-275-4289
Fao, Rebecca Researcher III-Mechanical Engineering 303-384-8513
Fingersh, Lee Jay Researcher V-Electrical Engineering 303-384-6929
Fogarty, Michelle Researcher III-Mechanical Engineering 303-384-7012
Gevorgian, Vahan Chief Engineer 303-384-6940
Ginley, David Chief Scientist 303-384-6573
Green, Rebecca Researcher IV-Operations Research Analysis 720-322-3934
Greene, David Researcher IV-Market Research Analysis 303-384-7260
Guarnieri, Michael Researcher V-Molecular Biology 303-384-7921
Hale, Elaine Senior Research Engineer 303-384-7812
Hammond, Steve Research Advisor III-Computational Science 303-275-4121
Heath, Garvin Senior Scientist 303-384-7460
Heeter, Jenny Senior Energy Analyst 303-275-4366
Hotchkiss, Eliza Group Manager III-Cyber Security & Resilience 303-384-7309
Huskey, Arlinda Group Manager III-Mechanical Engineering 303-384-6987
Inman, Danny Researcher V-Environmental Science 303-275-4997
Jager, David Researcher III-Mechanical Engineering 303-384-6954
Jenks, Michael Research Technician VI-Operate 303-384-6994
Jenne, Dale Researcher IV-Mechanical Engineering 303-384-7248
Jenne, Dale Researcher IV-Mechanical Engineering 303-384-7248
Johansson, Timothy Chief Mechanical Systems Engineer 303-384-6970
Jorgenson, Jennie Researcher IV-Model Engineering 303-275-3103
Kandt, Alicen Senior Engineer - Water-Energy Nexus 303-384-7518
Karp, Eric Senior Chemical Engineer 303-384-7997
Kilcher, Levi Researcher IV-Mechanical Engineering 303-384-7192
Kurnik, Charles Senior Engineer - Microgrids 303-275-4374
Lantz, Eric Group Research Manager III-Systems Engineering 303-384-7418
Larsen, Ross Senior Scientist.- Theoretical Chemistry and Physics 303-275-4422
Laurens, Lieve Researcher V-Biological Science 303-384-6196
Lawson, Michael Researcher V-Mechanical Engineering 303-384-7196
LiVecchi, Albert Laboratory Program Manager - Water Power 303-384-7138
Macknick, Jordan Researcher V-Environmental Science 303-275-3828
Mathai, Thomas Researcher IV-Model Engineering 303-384-7445
Mauger, Scott Staff Scientist - Chemical Engineering 303-384-7371
McCall, James Researcher III-Systems Engineering 303-275-3759
McNally, Jim Researcher III-Mechanical Engineering
Milbrandt, Anelia Senior Research Analyst 303-275-4633
Mosey, Gail Senior Researcher-Land Reuse & Arctic Energy Solutions 303-384-7356
Neiman, Shelley Business Support IV-Administrative Associate 303-384-6921
Neises, Ty Researcher IV-Mechanical Engineering 303-275-4537
Ness, Erik Project Leader - Clean Energy Policy & Island Sustainability 303-275-3610
Nichols, Casey Researcher II-Mechanical Engineering 303-384-7167
Nixon, Steve Project Manager VI-Research Support Lead 303-384-7374
Ogden, David Researcher III-Mechanical Engineering 303-275-4955
Olis, Daniel Researcher V-Mechanical Engineering 303-384-7398
Pienkos, Phil Emeritus Researcher 303-384-6269
Pivovar, Bryan Senior Research Fellow I-Materials Science 303-275-3809
Pless, Shanti Researcher V-Mechanical Engineering 303-384-6365
Polly, Ben Senior Research Engineer 303-384-7429
Quon, Eliot Researcher III-Mechanical Engineering 303-384-7172
Raye, Robert Researcher IV-Mechanical Engineering 303-384-6933
Regimbal, Kevin Group Manager, Advanced Computing Operations 303-275-4303
Ringwall, Jim NWTC EHS POC 303-384-7256
Ross, Hannah Postdoctoral Researcher-Mechanical Engineering
Schwabe, Paul Professional VI-Business Manager Lead 303-384-7468
Settle, Edward Senior Project Leader - Financing 303-275-4352
Sickinger, David Researcher III-High Performance Computing 303-275-3724
Simms, David Center Director-Lab Facilities 303-384-6942
Sirnivas, Senu Researcher VI-Mechanical Engineering 303-384-7250
Snowberg, David Researcher V-Mechanical Engineering 303-384-6920
Sparn, Bethany Senior Research Engineer 303-384-7442
Spencer, Robert Researcher III-Software Development 303-275-3860
Stehly, Tyler Researcher III-Systems Engineering 303-384-7190
Stout, Sherry Researcher IV-Mechanical Engineering 303-275-4281
Sun, Yinong Energy Systems Modeler and Analyst 303-275-4018
Szydlek, Cynthia Professional III-Project Controller 303-384-7053
Tao, Ling Researcher V-Chemical Engineering 303-384-7809
Thresher, Robert Emeritus Researcher 303-384-6922
Tom, Nathan Researcher IV-Mechanical Engineering 303-384-7159
Tran, Thanh Toan Researcher III-Mechanical Engineering 303-275-4433
Turchi, Craig Group Manager, Thermal Energy Science & Technologies 303-384-7565
Ulsh, Michael Acting Group Manager Process Science and Engineering 303-275-3842
Warren, Adam Director - Integrated Applications Center 303-275-4346
Weber, Jochem Chief Engineer 303-384-7095
Wilde, Scott NWTC Research Operations Manager 303-384-7074
Young, Don Professional V-ESH 303-384-7144
Yu, Yi-Hsiang Researcher V-Mechanical Engineering 303-384-7143
van Rij, Jennifer Researcher IV-Mechanical Engineering 303-384-7180