Koenraad Beckers

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Personal Profile

Koenraad joined NREL in 2016 and is currently a research engineer in the Energy Conversion and Storage Systems Center, working on geothermal energy and solar thermal projects. Current projects include geothermal reservoir simulations for hydrothermal; enhanced geothermal systems (EGS) and closed-loop geothermal systems; geothermal techno-economic modeling including for direct-use applications and power plants; and hydrogen mitigation research and development for concentrating solar power (CSP) parabolic trough plants. 

Research Interests

Techno-economic analysis, low-temperature applications, surface plant modeling, and reservoir modeling for geothermal energy

Hydrogen mitigation for CSP parabolic trough plants

Heat and mass transfer, and energy conversion and storage systems

Education/Academic Qualification

PhD, Chemical Engineering, Cornell University

Master, Chemical Engineering, Cornell University

Master, Mechanical Engineering, University of Leuven

Bachelor, Mechanical Engineering, University of Leuven


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