Daniel Leighton
20152024

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Personal Profile

A hydrogen infrastructure research engineer, Daniel Leighton leads the hydrogen infrastructure and end-use team in NREL’s Center for Integrated Mobility Sciences. He also serves as the lead engineer overseeing two key projects—the building of an integrated, megawatt-scale hydrogen electrolysis, compression, energy storage, and fuel cell system at NREL’s Flatirons campus and the upgrade of the hydrogen fueling station at NREL’s Hydrogen Infrastructure Testing and Research Facility to accommodate medium- and heavy-duty fuel cell vehicles. 

Professional Experience

Hydrogen Infrastructure Research Engineer, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (2017–Present)

Residential Remodeler, Self Employed (2016–2017)

Vehicle Thermal Management Research Engineer, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (2013–2016)

Faculty Research Assistant, Center for Environmental Energy Engineering, University of Maryland (2011–2013)

Thermal Engineering Consultant , Optimized Thermal Systems (2011–2013)

Graduate Research Assistant, Center for Environmental Energy Engineering, University of Maryland (2010–2011) 

Education/Academic Qualification

Master, Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland

Bachelor, Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland

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