NREL Appoints Leadership For Mechanical, Thermal Systems Engineering Research


The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has named Dr. Johney Green Jr. associate laboratory director for mechanical and thermal systems engineering, a role in which he will oversee NREL’s transportation, buildings, wind, water and geothermal research programs.

According to the laboratory, Green comes to NREL from Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), where he held a number of leadership roles, including director of the energy and transportation science division and group leader for fuels, engines and emissions research.

NREL states that it was during his tenure as a division director that ORNL developed the Additive Manufacturing Integrated Energy demonstration project.

“[Green] will have a significant role in strengthening our capabilities in buildings, wind, vehicles and other key research areas,” says NREL Director Martin Keller.

Green also holds the position of adjunct research professor at the University of Tennessee and has served on numerous advisory boards for various organizations, including the Georgia Institute of Technology, the University of Tennessee and the University of Memphis.

In addition to being a fellow of SAE International and being active in the National Academy of Engineering, Green holds two U.S. patents in combustion science and is the lead or co-author of more than 40 technical publications.

According to NREL, Green’s first day will be Aug. 15.

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