Kenneth Kelly

Kenneth Kelly

Senior Project Leader
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Kenneth J. Kelly, National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Ken has over 20 years of experience working on clean transportation research and integrated deployment of renewables at National Renewable Energy Laboratory. He is currently the Principal Investigator for an NREL/DOE project in Indonesia known as Sustainable Energy for Remote Indonesian Grids. Ken recently spent two years in Hawaii as NREL’s Senior Project Leader of the Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative (HCEI) and Co-chair of the Transportation Working Group for HCEI. While at NREL, Ken has managed and conducted research in a wide array of advanced vehicle and transportation technologies. Most recently he managed NREL’s research and development on advanced thermal control technologies for automotive power electronics. His past experience at NREL includes alternative fuel vehicle emissions testing and analysis, alternative fuel vehicle fleet evaluations, light-duty and heavy-duty hybrid vehicle systems modeling, development of computer aided engineering tools for robust design of hybrid vehicle and fuel cell technologies, and research and development of novel heat transfer technologies. Ken’s industrial experience includes work as a manufacturing engineer at Swagelok Inc. and Ohio Broach and Machine Company. He holds M.S. and B.S degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Ohio University where he also worked at Sun Power Inc. specializing in Stirling engine technologies.