Portrait photo 2021

Kyle R Gluesenkamp

Senior Research and Development Scientist

Dr. Kyle R. Gluesenkamp is a Senior R&D Scientist and serves as ORNL's Subprogram Manager for Thermal Energy Storage. He has 15 years of experience and deep expertise in sorption technologies, thermal storage and phase change materials, residential appliances (clothes dryers and dishwashers), combined heat and power, heat transfer, psychrometrics, and experimental prototype evaluation. He has published two book chapters, 45 journal and over 90 conference articles and reports, and has 4 granted patents. 

Dr. Gluesenkamp is an ORNL Graduate Advisor with the University of Tennessee Bredesen Center, a recipient of the ASHRAE Distinguished Service Award, and serves on multiple ASHRAE committees. He has served as US expert on IEA HPT Annexes on sorption and thermal storage topics, and is also active in ASME and multiple conference scientific steering committees.


Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award, UT-ORII Bredesen Center, May 2022
ASHRAE Distinguished Service Award, 2021
UT Battelle Technology Commercialization Award, December 2021
UT Battelle Technology Commercialization Award, December 2018
Ritter von Rittinger Award, 2017, 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)