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A trio of scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are being elevated to senior research fellows. Paul Veers, Matthew Beard and Bryan Pivovar, and were chosen for their significant contributions to NREL and the larger scientific community.
 
Veers, chief engineer of the National Wind Technology Center at the lab’s Flatirons campus and manager of the Wind Energy Science Group, came to NREL in August 2010. He previously worked at Sandia National Laboratories, and while there led the research on innovations in wind turbine blade design.
 
Beard, the director of the DOE Energy Frontier Research Center for Hybrid Organic Inorganic Semiconductors for Energy (CHOISE), joined NREL at the end of 2003. He’s best known for his work on next-generation photovoltaics over the past 20 years.
 
Pivovar, manager of NREL's Fuel Cell Group since 2010, has been with the lab since June 2008 and is internationally known for his work with fuel cells, electrolysis, membrane science, and hydrogen in general.
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