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Jonathan Burton oversees daily operations at NREL's Renewable Fuels and Lubricants Laboratory in Denver, Colorado. He also conducts engineering projects and evaluates fuels and advanced propulsion systems for the next-generation of clean, efficient, light- and heavy-duty vehicle technologies. In partnership with industry, he evaluates fuels and systems for advanced vehicles; oversees tasks involving engine emissions and performance testing, data collection and analysis, and quality assurance; and helps design, install, modify, and troubleshoot test instrumentation. Before coming to NREL, Burton worked at General Motors in the advanced diesel engineering group. 

Research Interests

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Research Engineer and Task Lead, Center for Integrated Mobility Sciences, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (2009–Present) 

Research Engineer, Advanced Diesel Engineering Group, General Motors Corporation (2008–2009) 

Graduate Research Assistant, Engine Research Center, University of Wisconsin - Madison (2006–2008)  

Education/Academic Qualification

Bachelor, Mechanical Engineering, Brigham Young University

Master, Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison


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