Kyle R Gluesenkamp

Senior Research and Development Scientist

Dr. Kyle R. Gluesenkamp is a Senior R&D Scientist at ORNL with 12 years of experience and deep expertise in sorption technologies, residential appliances (clothes dryers and dishwashers), phase change materials, combined heat and power, heat transfer, psychrometrics, and experimental prototype evaluation. He has published two book chapters, 25 journal and over 60 conference articles and reports, and has 4 granted patents.

Dr. Gluesenkamp serves as ORNL's Subprogram Manager for the HVAC, Water Heating, and Appliances Program. He is a Joint Faculty Associate Professor with the University of Tennessee Bredesen Center, and a member of ASHRAE where he serves on multiple Technical Committees. He is also active in ASME and multiple conference scientific steering committees.


UT Battelle Technology Commercialization Award, December 2018
Ritter von Rittinger Award, Building Equipment Research Group for contributions to heat pump market development, technology advancement or application, awarded by the Executive Committee for the OECD IEA Technical Collaboration Program on Heat Pumping Technologies (HPT-TCP)
ORNL Awards Night – Mentor of Student Researchers, awarded by ORNL Leadership Team, October 2016
ORNL Significant Event Award, awarded by ORNL Leadership Team for “significant contribution to ORNL”, October 2014
World Record as pilot-motor of FAI Class IE, Human Powered Rotorcraft, Duration: 49.9 seconds, June 2012 (Team Gamera, University of Maryland human-powered helicopter)