NATIONAL RENEWABLE ENERGY LABORATORY
Josh Schaidle is the manager for the biomass thermochemical conversion platform within the National Bioenergy Center at NREL in Golden, Colorado. Research within this platform ranges from atomistic-scale modeling of catalytic surfaces and reactor flow dynamics to pilot-scale verification of 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 and his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan in 2011, with a concentration in environmental sustainability. In 2017, Josh also completed the Department of Energy’s Energy I-Corps training program, which helps national lab researchers define and develop value propositions and market pathways for their technologies. He has worked extensively on both gasification and pyrolysis pathways, leveraging his expertise in catalyst design and development with special emphasis on combining experimental and computational efforts.