Research Staff

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

Learn about the expertise and technical skills of the water technologies research team and staff below, explore the Beneath the Surface profiles, or meet the water power staff leadership team. If you are interested in collaborating with the NREL water technologies research team, find out ways you can work with us.

Beneath the Surface

Meet the staff powering NREL's water power research and development.

Name Position Email Phone
Abderhalden, Katherine Business Support III-Administrative Associate 303-630-5257
Baca, Elena Researcher III - Mechanical Engineering 303-384-7078
Baker, Carey Business Support II-Administrative Associate
Baring-Gould, Edward Program Manager VI-Research 303-384-7021
Beach, Ryan Researcher III-Mechanical Engineering 303-384-6949
Bharath, Aidan Researcher III-Mechanical Engineering 303-384-6907
Boren, Blake Researcher IV-Model Engineering 303-275-4972
Brinkman, Gregory Researcher V-Model Engineering 303-384-7390
Candon, Charles Researcher I-Mechanical Engineering 303-630-5557
Cardinal, Arielle Project Manager IV-Research 303-384-6925
Chamot, Stephen Researcher I-Model Engineering 303-630-5604
Cohen, Stuart Researcher V-Model Engineering 303-275-4369
Dana, Scott Researcher IV-Mechanical Engineering 303-384-7036
Daw, Jennifer Group Manager III-Decision Support Analysis 303-275-4678
De Silva M, Thushara Researcher III-Model Engineering 303-630-5481
DeGeorge, Elise Group Manager III-Mechanical Engineering 303-384-7136
Dillon, Trent Researcher III-Decision Support Analysis 303-384-6253
Driscoll, Rick Researcher VI-Mechanical Engineering 303-384-7153
Fao, Rebecca Researcher IV-Mechanical Engineering 303-384-8513
Fingersh, Lee Jay Researcher V-Electrical Engineering 303-384-6929
Gevorgian, Vahan Senior Research Fellow I-Electrical Engineering 303-384-6940
Gjestvang, Kelly Professional III-Project Controller 303-630-5796
Grantham, Kerry Researcher IV-Policy Analysis 303-384-7454
Green, Rebecca Researcher V-Operations Research Analysis 720-322-3934
Huskey, Arlinda Group Manager III-Mechanical Engineering 303-384-6987
Ingram, Michael Chief Engineer, Sensing and Predictive Analytics 303-275-3231
Inman, Danny Group Manager II-Environmental Science 303-275-4997
Jager, David Researcher III-Mechanical Engineering 303-384-6954
Jenne, Dale Researcher IV-Mechanical Engineering 303-384-7248
Kandt, Alicen Group Manager III-Systems Engineering 303-384-7518
Kilcher, Levi Researcher V-Mechanical Engineering 303-384-7192
Kurnik, Charles Senior Engineer - Microgrids 303-275-4374
Larsen, Ross Senior Scientist.- Theoretical Chemistry and Physics 303-275-4422
Lawson, Michael Group Research Manager II-Systems Engineering 303-384-7196
Levine, Aaron Senior Legal & Regulatory Analyst 303-275-3855
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
Maurer, Ben Researcher V-Model Engineering 303-630-2388
McCall, James Researcher IV-Mechanical Engineering 303-275-3759
Meadows, Rebecca Contingent Worker 303-630-5446
Mendoza Carrillo, Ismael Researcher IV-Electrical Engineering 303-384-7158
Murdy, Paul Researcher III-Mechanical Engineering 303-275-4982
Murphy, Mark Research Technician VI-Operate 303-384-7161
Ness, Erik Project Leader - Clean Energy Policy & Island Sustainability 303-275-3610
Nichols, Casey Researcher III-Mechanical Engineering 303-384-7167
Niffenegger, James Researcher II-Mechanical Engineering 303-275-4916
Nixon, Christa Project Manager II-Research Support 303-275-4730
Nixon, Steve Project Manager VI-Research Support Lead 303-384-7374
Ortega, Tina Researcher II-Mechanical Engineering 303-630-5281
Panwar, Mayank Researcher IV-Systems Engineering 303-384-7690
Parker, Eric Professional III-Project Controller 303-630-5294
Peterson, Katie Researcher III-Environmental Science 303-384-7859
Philip, Ritu Treisa Researcher II-Mechanical Engineering 303-630-5448
Quon, Eliot Researcher IV-Mechanical Engineering 303-384-7172
Raye, Robert Researcher IV-Mechanical Engineering 303-384-6933
Ringwall, Jim NWTC EHS POC 303-384-7256
Ross, Hannah Researcher III-Mechanical Engineering 303-630-5321
Sanghvi, Anuj Researcher III-Cyber Security & Resilience 303-384-7508
Seward, Margaux Project Manager IV-Research Support
Shabara, Mohamed Postdoctoral Researcher-Mechanical Engineering 303-630-5340
Simms, Andrew Researcher II-Data Science 720-537-6446
Sirnivas, Senu Researcher VI-Mechanical Engineering 303-384-7250
Sitterley, Kurban Researcher III-Mechanical Engineering 303-630-5372
Snowberg, David Researcher V-Mechanical Engineering 303-384-6920
Stark, Greg Researcher V-Electrical Engineering 303-384-7485
Stephen, Gord Grid Systems Research Engineer 303-384-7317
Stout, Sherry Laboratory Program Manager I-Policy Analysis 303-275-4281
Struck, Scott Researcher VI-Systems Engineering 303-630-5292
Tan, Jin Researcher V-Electrical Engineering 303-275-3741
Thresher, Robert Contingent Worker-Emeritus Researcher 303-384-6922
Tran, Thanh Toan Researcher III-Mechanical Engineering 303-275-4433
Weber, Jochem Chief Engineer 303-384-7095
Wiegele, Jenny Project Manager III-Research 303-275-3657
Wilde, Scott Flatirons Campus Research Operations Manager 303-384-7074
Wiley, Will Researcher II-Mechanical Engineering 303-630-5436