Adam Bratis

Adam Bratis


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Personal Profile

Adam Bratis manages NREL's research and development efforts in support of the U.S. Department of Energy's mission in the bioenergy space. This includes technical and managerial oversight in the areas of biosciences; conversion of biomass to fuels, chemicals, and materials; algal biofuels; techno-economic and life-cycle analyses; and fuels testing. He also serves as a spokesperson for the bioenergy research program at NREL.

Bratis also leads the Renewable Carbon Fiber Consortium, which is a multiyear, multi-institution research consortium made up of national lab, academic, and industrial partners. The objective of the consortium is to demonstrate cost-effective production of renewable carbon fibers from lignocellulosic biomass-derived acrylonitrile. 

Professional Experience

Prior to joining NREL in 2008, Bratis had 11 years of experience with ExxonMobil in the areas of research and development, corporate planning, and refining and supply.

Education/Academic Qualification

Bachelor, Chemistry , Clarion University of Pennsylvania

PhD, Organic Chemistry, University of Delaware

Master, Business Administration, University of Delaware


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