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Director

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Josh Schaidle

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.

Steering Committee

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Rajeev Surendran Assary

Scientist & 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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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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Mike Lilga

Staff Scientist
PNNL

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Kim Magrini

Principal Scientist, Thermochemical Process Development Group Manager
NREL

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Mariefel V. Olarte

Senior Research Chemical Engineer
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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David Robichaud

Senior Scientist
NREL

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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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Lesley Snowden-Swan

Senior Chemical Engineer
PNNL

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Andrew Sutton

Team Leader — Chemical Energy Storage
LANL

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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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Derek R. Vardon

Senior Research Engineer
NREL

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Huamin Wang

Senior Research Engineer
PNNL