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Personal Profile

Chioke Harris joined NREL in 2017. His research focuses on the application of fundamental heat transfer and materials science to the development of high-performance building components. He is particularly interested in the development of novel opaque insulation and window frame materials using nano-scale approaches to reduce their thermal conductivity. 

Research Interests

Ultra-low thermal conductivity materials

Building-to-grid and vehicle-to-grid energy storage strategies

Electricity (ancillary service) market design for demand-side resource participation

Professional Experience

Prior to NREL, Chioke was a AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow at the U.S. Department of Energy Building Technologies Office. In that role, Chioke co-developed a software tool for evaluating the long-term energy impacts of novel building technologies and supported project management for windows and opaque envelope R&D. His research background is in electricity market modeling and simulation of energy storage for grid applications. 

Education/Academic Qualification

Bachelor, Mechanical Engineering, Brown University

PhD, Mechanical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin

Master, Mechanical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin

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