Jason Woods is a senior researcher in NREL’s Building Energy Sciences group. He leads modeling and experimental projects on thermal energy storage and novel air conditioning technologies, which include multidisciplinary research spanning materials development to systems integration.
Dr. Woods is an expert in numerical and experimental heat and mass transfer, primarily for building applications. His research interests include novel thermal energy storage materials and systems, membrane-based HVAC processes, heat and mass transfer enhancements, liquid desiccant and absorption air conditioning, and moisture adsorption and transport in materials.
Dr. Woods has three issued patents, with several pending, in the fields of thermal energy storage and sorption-based air conditioning processes. He has received several awards, including an R&D 100 Award (2012), an NREL President’s Award (2019), NREL Rising Star Award (2016), NREL Outstanding Mentor Awards (2019, 2020), and a University of Colorado Outstanding Dissertation Award (2011).