Dr. Nicholas Thornburg is a chemical reaction engineer in the Fuels and Combustion Science group within the Center for Integrated Mobility Sciences (CIMS) at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Nick joined CIMS in April 2020 and began his current role as a staff research engineer in October of the same year. He originally joined NREL’s National Bioenergy Center (NBC) as a postdoctoral researcher in April 2017, where he studied particle-scale reaction engineering and multiphase chemical reactor design and optimization for biomass deconstruction. Nick’s current research interests lie in multiphase reaction engineering for on- and off-board hydrogen carrier reforming and for the renewable synthesis of small-molecule chemicals and fuels, such as ammonia. Nick has a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Washington University St. Louis and a Doctorate in Chemical Engineering from Northwestern University. His doctoral research at Northwestern focused on understanding heterogeneous transition metal oxide catalysts for applications in sustainable chemical manufacturing, work which was sponsored by The Dow Chemical Company. Before joining NREL, Nick gained industrial research and development experience with 3M.