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NREL Hydrogen Researchers Shine at DOE's 2024 Merit Review Awards
Key Ideas
  • Keith Wipke received a Special Recognition Award for his 12-year contribution to advancing hydrogen and fuel cell technologies, showcasing leadership in RD&D activities and stakeholder engagement.
  • Shaun Onorato, Taichi Kuroki, and Jamie Kee, along with their team, were honored for their excellence in developing fuel cell electric vehicle hydrogen fueling protocols and hardware under real-world conditions.
  • Shaun Alia was recognized for outstanding leadership in national laboratory consortia to enhance electrolyzers, showcasing significant improvements in catalyst performance and involvement in developing stress test protocols.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Hydrogen Program recently acknowledged the exceptional achievements of five National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) researchers at the 2024 Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting. Keith Wipke, the NREL laboratory program manager, received a Special Recognition Award for his impactful contributions to hydrogen and fuel cell technologies, emphasizing his leadership in cutting-edge research, stakeholder engagement, and active involvement in various hydrogen associations. Shaun Onorato, Taichi Kuroki, and Jamie Kee, alongside their team members, were commended for their leadership in developing fueling protocols for heavy-duty fuel cell electric vehicles, exceeding industry benchmarks and advancing system performance. Additionally, Shaun Alia was lauded for his leadership in national laboratory consortia aimed at enhancing electrolyzers, demonstrating a significant performance improvement in catalysts and contributing to stress test protocol development. The recognition highlights NREL's commitment to innovation and collaboration in advancing hydrogen technologies.
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