Kelley Ruehl


Kelley Ruehl

Wave Energy & Hydrodynamics


Kelley Ruehl joined Sandia National Laboratories in 2011, working on renewable energy as an R&D Engineer. Kelley’s research is in the field of renewable energy with a focus on ocean wave energy. Her research includes development, verification, validation, application and release of open-source software for renewable energy applications, and experimental testing, numerical modeling, and data analysis. Kelley has been the Principal Investigator of the WEC-Sim open-source software since its initial release in 2014 and leads Sandia’s WEC-Sim development team. Additionally, Kelley leads the development of PRIMRE at Sandia, an open data and information portal for marine renewable energy. She also supports several open-source software development projects (e.g., WNTR and MHKiT). Prior to joining Sandia National Laboratories, Kelley received a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and a master’s in mechanical engineering with a focus on ocean engineering from Oregon State University.

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