NREL names three new members to its Research Fellows Council to advise on research strategy

By: InnovatioNews Friday December 19, 2014 0 comments Tags: Golden, NREL, Richard DeBlasio, Sarah Kurtz, Suhuai Weit


GOLDEN - The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has named Richard DeBlasio, Sarah Kurtz and Suhuai Wei to its Research Fellows Council, the lab's top advisory council, NREL announced.

Along with nine other current council members, the three new fellows will advise NREL's executive management on the strategic direction of science and technology research at the lab.

DeBlasio is currently NREL's chief engineer for renewable electricity and end-use systems. He also served for 10 years as principal laboratory program manager for electricity research and development programs.

Kurtz is principal scientist and group manager for the PV Reliability Test and Evaluation Group, where she leads a team working to quantify and predict the performance of photovoltaics in the field.

Wei is principal scientist at the NREL Materials Science Center and is a world-renowned scientist in computational materials science.

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