Wind Energy Staff 2019-02-04T18:14:55+00:00

Technical Staff

Jonathan Berg, MSMEWind Turbine Controls Lead

  • Mechanical-electrical-software System Integration
  • Software & controller development
  • System dynamics modelling

Benjamin Karlson, MSEE—Wind Energy Market Barrier Mitigation Researcher

  • Power system modeling and analysis
  • Reliability trends
  • Radar interference mitigation

Brandon Ennis, PhD—Rotor Aeroelastic Lead

  • Experimental Aerodynamics
  • Aeroelastic Analysis
  • Wake Modeling

Christopher Kelley, PhD—National Rotor Testbed Designer

  • Rotor Design
  • Aerodynamics
  • Data processing

Thomas Herges, PhDOptical Instrumentation & Aeronautical Engineer

  • Development & implementation of optical velocimetry diagnostics
  • Image processing and object tracking
  • Fluid dynamics

David Mitchell—SWiFT Site Supervisor

  • Test facility operations
  • Program management
  • Experiment execution

David Maniaci—Rotor Blade & Wind Plant Aerodynamics Lead

  • Applied aerodynamics
  • Wind turbine wake modeling
  • Verification and validation of wind plant modeling

Joshua Paquette, MSE—Blade Reliability Project Lead

  • Structural Design
  • Composite Materials
  • Full Turbine Simulation

Brian Naughton, PhD—Field Experiment Engineer

  • Materials engineering
  • Project management
  • Generating inter-lab partnerships

Carsten Westergaard, PhD—Senior Advisor, Wind & Water Technologies Program

  • Computational fluid dynamics
  • Aeroacoustics
  • High performance computing

Brandon Davis—Testing and Operations Engineer

  • Electrical Engineering
  • Experiment Prototyping and Execution
  • Safety Planning

Tim Riley, MS—SWiFT Program Lead

  • Mission Assurance
  • Environment Safety & Health Specialist

Ala Hsieh, PhD—Postdoctoral Researcher

  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • High Performance Computing

Support Staff

Carolee Wheeler—Office Administrative Assistant, Wind & Water Technologies

  • Administrative support
  • Event coordination
  • Office coordination

Adriana Manriquez—Wind Energy Project Controller

  • Financial analysis
  • Project management
  • Business operations

Carla Lee Martinez—Financial Support

  • Financial analysis
  • Project management
  • Business operations