Center Leadership

Chris Gearhart

Chris Gearhart

Director, Center for Integrated Mobility Sciences, National Renewable Energy Lab, Executive Advisory Board Past Chair

Biography

Chris Gearhart is the Director the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s Center for Integrated Mobility Sciences (CIMS). CIMS is dedicated to understanding the science and engineering needed to efficiently and sustainably move people and goods in a highly integrated system of systems. Dr. Gearhart has been with NREL for 8 years. Prior to joining NREL, Dr. Gearhart spent 16 years with Ford Motor Company, where he lead research and development teams in Fuel Cell System, Stack, and Hydrogen Storage division as well as roles in product development, safety research, and reliability engineering. He holds doctorate and master's degrees in physics from Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Gearhart has also served on the faculty of Michigan State University and the School for Renewable Energy Science in Akureyri, Iceland.