Johney Green, Jr., Associate Laboratory Director
Mechanical and Thermal Engineering Sciences Directorate
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Dr. Johney Green Jr. serves as the Associate Laboratory Director for Mechanical and Thermal Engineering Sciences. He oversees the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's transportation, buildings, wind, water, geothermal, and manufacturing research programs. The Mechanical and Thermal Engineering Sciences Directorate conducts R&D to advance the science and engineering of technologies that span energy efficiency, sustainable transportation, and renewable power.
Prior to assuming his current position, Johney held a number of leadership roles at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory where he served as Director of the Energy and Transportation Science Division and Group Leader for Fuels, Engines, and Emissions Research. Green managed a broad science and technology portfolio and user facilities that made significant science and engineering advances in building technologies; sustainable industry and manufacturing; fuels, engines, emissions, and transportation analysis; and vehicle systems integration. It was during his tenure as a division director that ORNL developed the Additive Manufacturing Integrated Energy (AMIE) demonstration project.
Dr. Green also holds the position of adjunct research professor at the University of Tennessee and has served on numerous advisory boards for various organizations, including the Georgia Institute of Technology, the University of Tennessee, and the University of Memphis. Johney holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Memphis and a master's and doctorate in mechanical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
He is a fellow of SAE International and is active in the National Academy of Engineering. Dr. Green has received several awards during his career and holds two U.S. patents in combustion science. Additionally, Johney has an h-index of 18, is the lead or co-author of several technical publications, and has given many invited, keynote, and plenary presentations.