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Catherine A. Shelton

Catherine Shelton is an engineering technician in the Heat Transfer and Alternative Energy Systems Group of the Energy and Environment Division (EED) of the Engineering Laboratory (EL) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Catherine joined the Heat Transfer and Alternative Energy System Group in June of this year as a STEM engineering student at Montgomery College. Catherine’s military background as an aviation maintenance technician, as well as her General Aviation experience, help to provide her with the knowledge and skills to assist engineers and scientists in their research projects.

Catherine helps repair, maintain, and setup experiments at all the groups facilities, including the High Temperature Guarded Hot Plate lab, the Residential Fuel Cell lab, the Micro-Combined Heat and Power (Micro-CHP) lab, the Residential Water Heater Lab, the Solar Simulator Lab, and the Building Integrated Photovoltaic Tracking Facility.

Catherine A. Shelton


Engineering Technician
Energy and Environment Division
Heat Transfer and Alternative Energy Systems Group


U.S. Air Force, Aircraft Maintenance Crew Chief, 2001-2005

FAA, Aircraft and Powerplant License, 2009


Phone: 301-975-2116
Email: catherine.shelton@nist.gov