National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Dr. Kimberly Magrini Bair is a Principal Scientist in the National Bioenergy Center and currently manages NREL’s Thermochemical Sciences and Engineering Group, which focuses on the development of catalytic approaches to biofuels production from syngas and pyrolysis products from biomass. She has 29 years of research and management experience in academic, industrial and national laboratory environments and has over 100 peers- reviewed publications, 2 patent applications, 1 patent and 125 presentations at national and international meetings.
Kimberly Margini research areas include catalyst development for syngas conditioning, hydrogen production, thermochemical fuels and chemicals production from pyrolysis liquids and vapors, power production, and rapid comprehensive characterization of soils and chars using pyrolysis molecular beam mass spectrometry. She is currently leading a team to produce hydrocarbon fuels via catalytic upgrading of biomass pyrolysis vapors using a Davison Circulating Riser (DCR) reactor system.