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Josh Schaidle

NATIONAL RENEWABLE ENERGY LABORATORY (NREL)

Josh Schaidle is a distinguished member of the research staff at NREL in Golden, Colorado. He serves as the chief of staff for the Bioenergy Science and Technology Directorate and lead for the Catalytic Carbon Transformation platform at NREL. Research within this platform ranges from atomistic-scale modeling of catalytic surfaces and reactor flow dynamics to pilot-scale verification of waste- and biomass-to-fuels processes coupled with techno-economic analysis and life cycle assessment. Josh received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of California – Santa Barbara in 2006, his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan in 2011 with a concentration in environmental sustainability, and his Distinguished Leadership Certificate from the Ross Business School at the University of Michigan in 2020. He seeks to advance the catalysis and bioenergy fields by working at the interface of foundational science and applied engineering, leveraging a combined experimental and computational approach.

Steering Committee

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Rajeev Surendran Assary

Scientist and Principal Investigator
ANL

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Frederick G. Baddour

Scientist
NREL

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Robert Dagle

Senior Research Engineer
PNNL

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Vanessa Dagle

Senior Scientist
PNNL

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Rick Elander

Biochemical Conversion Platform Manager
NREL

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Carrie Farberow

Research Engineer
NREL

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Jack Ferrell

Research Engineer
NREL

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Mike Griffin

Research Engineer
NREL

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Susan E. Habas

Senior Scientist
NREL

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David Johnson

Principal Scientist, Group Manager Chemical and Thermal Sciences Group
NREL

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Ted Krause

Theme Leader, Catalysis and Energy Conversion
ANL

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Zhenglong Li

R&D Staff
ORNL

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Kim Magrini

Principal Scientist, Thermochemical Process Development Group Manager
NREL

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Cameron Moore

Research Scientist
LANL

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Mariefel V. Olarte

Senior Research Chemical Engineer
PNNL

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Asanga B. Padmaperuma

Senior Research Chemist
PNNL

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Jim Parks

Group Leader, Applied Catalysis and Emissions
ORNL

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Karthikeyan K. Ramasamy

Senior Research Engineer
PNNL

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Roger Rousseau

Associate Division Director, Physical Sciences Division
PNNL

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Daniel Ruddy

Senior Scientist
NREL

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Josh Schaidle

Research Engineer
NREL

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Madhava Syamlal (Syam)

Senior Fellow, Computational Engineering
NETL

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Kinga A. Unocic

Research Scientist
ORNL

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Kurt Van Allsburg

Scientist
NREL

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Derek R. Vardon

Senior Research Engineer
NREL

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Huamin Wang

Senior Research Engineer
PNNL