“Achilles’ expertise will bolster NREL’s efforts to transform energy through buildings science and integration,” said Johney Green, associate lab director for Mechanical and Thermal Engineering Sciences at NREL. “He will accelerate the development of strategic technical capabilities and direct world-class multidisciplinary research funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, other federal agencies, and industry partners in the areas of buildings, concentrating solar power, and geothermal energy.”
Karagiozis comes to NREL from Owens Corning, where he was the global director of building science during his nine-year tenure. Before joining Owens Corning, Karagiozis was a distinguished researcher at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), where he worked for 16 years. He has more than 130 publications that have been cited more than 1,200 times and has an h-index of 18. He chairs the ASHRAE Standard 160, which specifies criteria for designing high-performance buildings.