Abhishek Roy

Senior Staff Scientist

National Renewable Energy Laboratory

I am a senior staff scientist at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), where I apply my polymer science expertise to find smarter, more effective ways of utilizing our global supply of energy and resources. With over 20 years of experience in research and development, I have been honored with prestigious awards and recognitions, such as the Gordon Moore Medal from the Society of Chemical Industry and the New Voices cohort of the National Academy of Science, Engineering and Medicine.

My current research focuses on developing novel membranes and separation technologies for fuel cell and H2 production, water purification, decarbonization, and electrons to molecule applications. These are critical challenges for achieving a sustainable and circular economy that reduces greenhouse gas emissions and waste generation. In my previous roles at Dow, I contributed to the commercialization of several generations of membrane products that improved water quality and efficiency, and reduced energy consumption. I am also an inventor of 75 global patents, a prolific author of 40 peer-reviewed publications, and an invited speaker at various international forums. I am passionate about advancing renewable energy and creating a positive impact on the environment and society.