Personal Profile

Tim Dunning has been working with the Thermal and Catalytic Process Development Unit (TCPDU) at NREL since 2014. He has contributed to enhancements in the solids collection systems within the TCPDU as well as electrical upgrades and general plant operations. Tim is very excited to start performing research with the recently installed riser reactor that the TCPDU will use for vapor phase upgrading of fast pyrolysis products. 

Research Interests

Integration and scale-up of biomass to fuels and chemicals

Solids handling


Professional Experience

Research Engineer, NREL (2016–present)

Engineering Intern, NREL (2014–2016)

Production Manager, Intelagard Inc. (2008–2013)

R&D Shop Foreman, Intelagard Inc. (2005–2008)

Education/Academic Qualification

Bachelor, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Metropolitan State University of Denver

Bachelor, Environmental, Population, and Organism Biology, University of Colorado Boulder

Bachelor, Environmental Studies, University of Colorado Boulder


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