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Jamie Holladay

Jamie Holladay

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
Richland, WA 99352


Dr. Jamie Holladay joined the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in 2000 and has been working on solving our nation's energy problems ever since. He is a Chief Engineer and team lead for the Catalysis Science & Applications team, and the Sector Manager for the Fuel Cell Technologies Office. Since 1996, Jamie has worked on chemical systems ranging from electrochemical synthesis, fuel cells and batteries to thermochemical processing of methanol, natural gas and emissions reduction. Currently he is researching electrochemical approaches to produce chemicals and fuels, catalyst development and characterization for diesel emissions reduction, methane conversion to hydrogen and solid carbon, high temperature electrolysis, and magnetocaloric gas liquefaction. Jamie serves as a member of the Hydrogen Production Technical Team for USDRIVE, a government-industry partnership to accelerate the development of affordable clean vehicles, and is part of the DOE’s H2@Scale Initiative for the DOE Fuel Cell Technology Office, where he is on the executive steering committee and is leading the High Temperature Hydrogen Production Thrust. He is the Applied Electrolysis Lead on PNNL’s Chemical Transformation Initiative.

Jamie received his B.S. and M.S. in Chemical Engineering from Brigham Young University and his PhD from Washington State University. He has authored or coauthored over 50 journal articles, books, book chapters, conference papers and other publications (H-index 20). His paper, “An Overview of Hydrogen Production Technologies.” (Catalysis Today 2009; 139(4): 244-260) has been cited over 1800 times. He has 11 patents and 6 provisional/non-provisional patent applications.

Research Interests

  • Lithium Batteries
  • Flow Batteries
  • Energy Storage
  • Fuel Cells
  • Hydrogen Production
  • Hydrogen Storage

Education and Credentials

  • M.S., Chemical Engineering, Brigham Young University, 2000
  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, Brigham Young University, 1996

Awards and Recognitions

  • DOE Hydrogen Program Special Recognition Award 2010
  • PNNL Key Contributor Award 2006
  • PS&E Strategic Business Development Award 2004
  • Outstanding Performance Award for Co-Organizing ACS Microreaction Technology and Process Intensification Symposium (Sept 8-9, 2003)
  • Outstanding Performance Award for successful completion of the mW project 1/26/2004
  • PNNL Key Contributor Award 2002
  • Outstanding Performance Award for work on the mW Project 4/08/2002
  • Electrochemical Society General Society Student Poster Session Award in Electrochemical Science and Technology, Seattle Washington May 5, 1999 paper entitled “Ni/Zn and Li-ion Rechargeable Microbatteries for Use with MEMS”

PNNL Patents

PNNL Publications


  • Andrews E.M., J.A. Lopez-Ruiz, J.D. Egbert, K. Koh, U. Sanyal, M. Song, and D. Li, et al. 2020. "Performance of base and noble metals for electrocatalytic hydrogenation of bio-oil-derived oxygenated compounds." ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering 8, no. 11:4407-4418. PNNL-SA-149793. doi:10.1021/acssuschemeng.9b07041
  • Peng B., K.G. Rappe, Y. Cui, F. Gao, J. Szanyi, M.J. Olszta, and E.D. Walter, et al. 2020. "Enhancement of high-temperature selectivity on Cu-SSZ-13 towards NH3-SCR reaction from highly dispersed ZrO2." Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 263. PNNL-SA-146190. doi:10.1016/j.apcatb.2019.118359
  • Wolf S., T. Riedemann, J.A. Barclay, J.D. Holladay, I.E. Anderson, and J. Cui. 2020. "Synthesis and Magnetic Performance of Gadolinium Powder Produced with Rotating Disk Atomization." Powder Technology 359. PNNL-SA-145779. doi:10.1016/j.powtec.2019.09.035


  • Barclay J.A., K.P. Brooks, J. Cui, J.D. Holladay, K.D. Meinhardt, E. Polikarpov, and E.C. Thomsen. 2019. "Propane Liquefaction with an Active Magnetic Regenerative Liquefier." Cryogenics 100. PNNL-SA-137298. doi:10.1016/j.cryogenics.2019.01.009
  • Cui Y., Y. Wang, D. Mei, E.D. Walter, N.M. Washton, J.D. Holladay, and Y. Wang, et al. 2019. "Revisiting effects of alkali metal and alkaline earth co-cation additives to Cu/SSZ-13 selective catalytic reduction catalysts." Journal of Catalysis 378. PNNL-SA-141699. doi:10.1016/j.jcat.2019.08.028
  • Lopez-Ruiz J.A., E.M. Andrews, S.A. Akhade, M. Lee, K. Koh, U. Sanyal, and S.F. Yuk, et al. 2019. "Understanding the role of metal and molecular structure on the electrocatalytic hydrogenation of oxygenated organic compounds." ACS Catalysis 9, no. 11:9964-9972. PNNL-SA-145115. doi:10.1021/acscatal.9b02921
  • Teyber R.P., J.D. Holladay, E. Polikarpov, K.D. Meinhardt, E.C. Thomsen, J. Cui, and A. Rowe, et al. 2019. "Performance investigation of a high-field active magnetic regenerator." Applied Energy 236. PNNL-SA-135929. doi:10.1016/j.apenergy.2018.12.012


  • Egbert J.D., J.A. Lopez-Ruiz, S. Prodinger, J.D. Holladay, D.M. Mans, C.E. Wade, and R.S. Weber. 2018. "Counting Surface Redox Sites in Carbon-supported Electrocatalyst by Cathodic Stripping of O deposited by N2O." Journal of Catalysis 365. PNNL-SA-134666. doi:10.1016/j.jcat.2018.07.026
  • Holladay J.D., K.D. Meinhardt, E. Polikarpov, E.C. Thomsen, R.P. Teyber, J. Cui, and J.A. Barclay, et al. 2018. "Characterization of Bypass Fluid Flow in an Active Magnetic Regenerative Liqueer." International Journal of Refrigeration. PNNL-SA-130481. doi:10.1016/j.cryogenics.2018.05.010
  • Lopez-Ruiz J.A., U. Sanyal, J.D. Egbert, O.Y. Gutierrez-Tinoco, and J.D. Holladay. 2018. "Kinetic Investigation of the Sustainable Electrocatalytic Hydrogenation of Benzaldehyde on Pd/C. Effect of Electrolyte Composition and Half-cell Potentials." ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering 6, no. 12:16073-16085. PNNL-SA-131189. doi:10.1021/acssuschemeng.8b02637
  • Sanyal U., J.A. Lopez-Ruiz, A.B. Padmaperuma, J.D. Holladay, and O.Y. Gutierrez-Tinoco. 2018. "Electrocatalytic Hydrogenation of Oxygenated Compounds in Aqueous Phase." Organic Process Research & Development 22, no. 12:1590-1598. PNNL-SA-137711. doi:10.1021/acs.oprd.8b00236
  • Song Y., U. Sanyal, D. Pangotra, J.D. Holladay, D.M. Camaioni, O.Y. Gutierrez-Tinoco, and J.A. Lercher. 2018. "Hydrogenation of benzaldehyde via electrocatalysis and thermal catalysis on carbon-supported metals." Journal of Catalysis 359. PNNL-SA-125668. doi:10.1016/j.jcat.2017.12.026
  • Teyber R.P., K.D. Meinhardt, E.C. Thomsen, E. Polikarpov, J. Cui, A. Rowe, and J.D. Holladay, et al. 2018. "Passive Force Balancing of an Active Magnetic Regenerative Liquefier." Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 451. PNNL-SA-128790. doi:10.1016/j.jmmm.2017.11.002


  • Holladay J.D., and Y. Wang. 2015. "3-D Model of a Radial Flow Sub-Watt Methanol Fuel Processor." Chemical Engineering Science 135. PNNL-SA-105139. doi:10.1016/j.ces.2015.02.012
  • Holladay J.D., and Y. Wang. 2015. "A review of recent advances of numerical simulations of microscale fuel processors for hydrogen production." Journal of Power Sources 282. PNNL-SA-105138. doi:10.1016/j.jpowsour.2015.01.079
  • Schubert D.M., D. Neiner, M.E. Bowden, S.M. Whittemore, J.D. Holladay, Z. Huang, and T. Autrey. 2015. "Capacity Enhancement of Aqueous Borohydride Fuels for hydrogen storage in liquids." Journal of Alloys and Compounds 645, no. Supplement 1:S196-S199. PNNL-SA-105083. doi:10.1016/j.jallcom.2015.01.063


  • Choi Y., E. Ronnebro, S.D. Rassat, A.J. Karkamkar, G.D. Maupin, J.D. Holladay, and K.L. Simmons, et al. 2014. "Kinetics Study of Solid Ammonia Borane Hydrogen Release - Modeling and Experimental Validation for Chemical Hydrogen Storage." Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. PCCP 16, no. 17:7959-7968. PNNL-SA-93992. doi:10.1039/C3CP55280B


  • Devarakonda M.N., K.P. Brooks, E. Ronnebro, S.D. Rassat, and J.D. Holladay. 2012. "Chemical Hydrides for Hydrogen Storage in Fuel Cell Applications." In SAE World Congress and Exhibition, April 24-26, 2012, Detroit, Michigan, SAE Technical Paper 2012-01-1229. Warrendale, Pennsylvania:SAE International. PNNL-SA-83367. doi:10.4271/2012-01-1229


  • Brooks K.P., M.N. Devarakonda, S.D. Rassat, and J.D. Holladay. 2011. "Systems Modeling of Chemical Hydride Hydrogen Storage Materials for Fuel Cell Applications." Journal of Fuel Cell Science and Technology 8, no. 6:Article No. 061021. PNNL-SA-78538. doi:10.1115/1.4004477
  • Neiner D., A.J. Karkamkar, M. Bowden, Y. Choi, A.T. Luedtke, J.D. Holladay, and A.M. Fisher, et al. 2011. "Kinetic and Thermodynamic Investigation of Hydrogen Release from Ethane 1,2-di-amineborane." Energy & Environmental Science 4, no. 10:4187-4193. PNNL-SA-80269. doi:10.1039/C1EE01884A


  • Devarakonda M.N., J.D. Holladay, K.P. Brooks, S.D. Rassat, and D.R. Herling. 2010. "Dynamic Modeling and Simulation Based Analysis of an Ammonia Borane (AB) Reactor System for Hydrogen Storage." ECS Transactions 33, no. 1:1959 - 1972. PNNL-SA-73748. doi:10.1149/1.3484687
  • Yang Z., J. Liu, S. Baskaran, C.H. Imhoff, and J.D. Holladay. 2010. "Enabling Renewable Energy and the Future Grid with Advanced Electricity Storage." JOM. The Journal of the Minerals, Metals and Materials Society 62, no. 9:14-23. PNNL-SA-74349.


  • Holladay J.D., J. Hu, D.L. King, and Y. Wang. 2009. "An Overview of Hydrogen Production Technologies." Catalysis Today 139, no. 4:244-260. PNNL-SA-54171.


  • Holladay J.D., K.P. Brooks, P.H. Humble, J. Hu, and T. Simon. 2008. "Compact Reverse Water-Gas-Shift Reactor for Extra-Terrestrial In-Situ Resource Utilization (ISRU)." Journal of Propulsion and power 24, no. 3:578-582. PNWD-SA-8043.


  • Dagle R.A., Y. Wang, G. Xia, J.J. Strohm, J.D. Holladay, and D.R. Palo. 2007. "Selective CO Methanation Catalysts for Fuel Processing Applications." Applied Catalysis. A, General 326, no. 2:213-218. PNWD-SA-7415.
  • Holladay J.D., K.P. Brooks, R.S. Wegeng, J. Hu, J. Sanders, and S. Baird. 2007. "Microreactor Development for Martian In-Situ Propellant Production." Catalysis Today 120, no. 1:35-44. PNWD-SA-7147. doi:doi:10.1016/j.cattod.2006.07.019
  • Hu J., K.P. Brooks, J.D. Holladay, D. Howe, and T.M. Simon. 2007. "Catalyst Development for Microchannel Reactors for Martian In Situ Propellant Production." Catalysis Today 125, no. 1-2:103-110. PNWD-SA-7581.
  • Johnson B.R., N.L. Canfield, D.N. Tran, R.A. Dagle, X.S. Li, J.D. Holladay, and Y. Wang. 2007. "Engineered SMR catalysts based on hydrothermally stable, porous, ceramic supports for microchannel reactors." Catalysis Today 120, no. 1:54-62. PNNL-SA-53034.
  • Palo D.R., R.A. Dagle, and J.D. Holladay. 2007. "Methanol Steam Reforming for Hydrogen Production." Chemical Reviews 107, no. 10:3992-4021. PNNL-SA-53246. doi:10.1021/cr050198b
  • Palo D.R., V.S. Stenkamp, J.D. Holladay, P.H. Humble, R.A. Dagle, and K.P. Brooks. 2007. "Non-Reactor Micro-Component Development." In Micro-Instrumentation for High Throughput Experimentation and Process Intensification, edited by MV Koch, KM VandenBussche, R Chrisman. 131-180. Weinheim:Wiley-VHC. PNNL-SA-47051.
  • Peterson R.B., B. Paul, T. Palmer, Q. Wu, W. Jost, C.T. Tseng, and S. Tiwari, et al. 2007. "Microscale Power Generation based on Radiolytic Processes." In The Sixth International Workshop on Micro and Nanotechnology for Power Generation and Energy Conversion Applications (PowerMEMS 2006), November 29-December 1, 2006, Berkeley, California, 235-238. Bristol:IOPScience. PNWD-SA-7665.
  • Peterson R.B., B. Paul, T. Palmer, Q. Wu, W. Jost, C.T. Tseng, and S. Tiwari, et al. 2007. "Radiolytic microscale power generation based on single chamber fuel cell operation." Journal of Micromechanics and microengineering: structures, devices & systems 17. PNWD-SA-8045. doi:10.1088/0960-1317/17/9/S07


  • Brooks K.P., S.D. Rassat, J. Hu, V.S. Stenkamp, S.N. Schlahta, J.R. Bontha, and J.D. Holladay, et al. 2006. "Development of a Microchannel In Situ Propellant Production System." In Space Technology and Applications International Forum--STAIF 2006, edited by MS El-Genk, 813, 111-1121. Melville, New York:American Institute of Physics. PNWD-SA-7376.


  • Cao C., Y. Wang, J.D. Holladay, E.O. Jones, and D.R. Palo. 2005. "Design of Micro-Scale Fuel Processors Assisted By Numerical Modeling." AIChE Journal 51, no. 3:982-988. PNWD-SA-6403.
  • Holladay J.D., and V.V. Viswanathan. 2005. "Microscale Fuel Cells." In Encyclopedia of Chemical Processing, edited by S Lee. 1663-1672. New York:Taylor and Francis. PNNL-SA-40734.
  • Holladay J.D., E.O. Jones, R.A. Dagle, G. Xia, C. Cao, and Y. Wang. 2005. "Miniaturization of a Hydrogen Plant." In Microreactor Technology and Process Intensification, ACS Symposium Series, edited by Yong Wang and Jamelyn D. Holladay. 162-178. Washington, District Of Columbia:American Chemical Society. PNNL-SA-42455.
  • Palo D.R., J.D. Holladay, R.A. Dagle, and Y. Chin. 2005. "Integrated Methanol Fuel Processors for Portable Fuel Cell Systems." In Microreactor Technology and Process Intensification, ACS Symposium Series, edited by Yong Wang and Jamelyn D. Holladay. 209-223. Washington, District Of Columbia:American Chemical Society. PNNL-SA-42194.
  • Xia G., J.D. Holladay, R.A. Dagle, E.O. Jones, and Y. Wang. 2005. "Development of Highly Active Pd-ZnO/Al2O3 Catalysts for Microscale Fuel Processor Applications." Chemical Engineering and Technology 28, no. 4:515-519. PNWD-SA-6815.


  • Cao C., G. Xia, J.D. Holladay, E.O. Jones, and Y. Wang. 2004. "Kinetic Studies of Methanol Steam Reforming Over Pd/ZnO Catalyst Using a Microchannel Reactor." Applied Catalysis. A, General 262, no. 1:19-29. PNWD-SA-6164.
  • Holladay J.D., E.O. Jones, R.A. Dagle, G. Xia, C. Cao, and Y. Wang. 2004. "High Efficiency and Low Carbon Monoxide Micro-scale Methanol Processors." Journal of Power Sources 131, no. 1-2:69-72. PNWD-SA-6285.
  • Holladay J.D., J. Wainright, E.O. Jones, and S.R. Gano. 2004. "Power generation using a mesoscale fuel cell integrated with a microscale fuel processor." Journal of Power Sources 130, no. 1-2:111-118. PNWD-SA-6098.
  • Holladay J.D., Y. Wang, and E.O. Jones. 2004. "Review of Developments in Portable Hydrogen Production Using Microreactor Technology." Chemical Reviews 104, no. 10:4767-4789. PNWD-SA-6349.


  • Holladay J.D., E.O. Jones, D.R. Palo, M.R. Phelps, Y. Chin, R.A. Dagle, and J. Hu, et al. 2003. "Miniature Fuel Processors for Portable Fuel Cell Power Supplies." In Solid State Ionics--2002 : Symposium held December 2-5, 2002, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A. / Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings, edited by Philippe Knauth and Hubert A. Gasteiger, 756, 429-434. Warrendale, Pennsylvania:Materials Research Society. PNWD-SA-5862.
  • Hu J., Y. Wang, D.P. Vanderwiel, Y. Chin, D.R. Palo, R.T. Rozmiarek, and R.A. Dagle, et al. 2003. "Fuel Processing for Portable Power Applications." Chemical Engineering Journal 93, no. 1:55-60. PNWD-SA-5432.
  • Palo D.R., E.G. Baker, Y. Chin, J.D. Holladay, and R.A. Dagle. 2003. "Fuel Processor Development for a Soldier-Portable Power System." In AIChE 2003 Spring National Meeting, 2nd Topical Conference on Fuel Cell Technology, 143-147. New York, New York:AIChE. PNWD-SA-5863.


  • Holladay J.D., E.O. Jones, M.R. Phelps, and J. Hu. 2002. "High-Efficiency Microscale Power Using a Fuel Processor and Fuel Cell." In MEMS Components and Applications for Industry, Automobiles, Aerospace, and Communications, Proceedings of the SPIE, edited by H. Helvajian, J. W. Siegfried, F. Laermer, 4559, 148-156. Bellingham, Washington:SPIE- The International Society for Optical Engineering. PNWD-SA-5471.
  • Holladay J.D., E.O. Jones, M.R. Phelps, and J. Hu. 2002. "Microfuel Processor for use in a Miniature Power Supply." Journal of Power Sources 108, no. 1-2:21-27. PNWD-SA-5490. doi:10.1016/S0378-7753(01)01011-4
  • Hu J., Y. Wang, Y. Chin, D.R. Palo, J.D. Holladay, R.T. Rozmiarek, and R.A. Dagle, et al. 2002. "Catalytic Hydrogen Production for Small Portable Power Applications." In ACS Annual Meeting, Fuel Chemistry Division Preprints, Boston, Massachusetts, 47, 725-726. Washington Dc:American Chemical Society. PNWD-SA-5662.
  • Jones E.O., J.D. Holladay, S.T. Perry, R.J. Orth, R.T. Rozmiarek, J. Hu, and M.R. Phelps, et al. 2002. "Sub-watt Power Using an Integrated Fuel Processor and Fuel Cell." In Microreaction Technology, IMRET IV - Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Microreaction Technology, edited by M. Matlosz, W. Ehrfield, et al., 277-285. Berlin, :Springer-Verlag. PNWD-SA-5296.
  • Palo D.R., J.D. Holladay, R.T. Rozmiarek, C.E. Guzman-Leong, Y. Wang, J. Hu, and Y. Chin, et al. 2002. "Development of a Soldier-Portable Fuel Cell Power System, Part I: A Bread-Board Methanol Fuel Processor." Journal of Power Sources 108, no. 1-2:28-34. PNWD-SA-5518.
  • Palo D.R., J.D. Holladay, R.T. Rozmiarek, C.E. Guzman-Leong, Y. Wang, J. Hu, and Y. Chin, et al. 2002. "Fuel Processor Development for a Soldier-Portable Fuel Cell System." In Microreaction Technology, IMRET 5: Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Microreaction Technology, edited by M. Matlosz, W. Ehrfeld, J.P. Baselt, 359-367. Berlin, :Springer-Verlag. PNWD-SA-5297.

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