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.