Sandia Energy > Programs > Renewable Energy > Wind Energy > Wind Energy Technical Staff > Michelle Williams Michelle Wliiams Materials Research BiographyMichelle is a senior member of the technical staff and joined the Wind Energy Technologies department at Sandia National Laboratories in July 2020. Her research focuses on materials characterization supporting the DOE sponsored-Blade Reliability Project; specifically, lightning effects on wind blades and the NDI robotic crawler work. Michelle also supports the SWiFT facility as Project Manager of research and site integration. Prior to joining Wind Energy, she supported the Geomechanics group at Sandia National Laboratories beginning in 2015. Michelle worked as a Geomechanics Engineer at TerraTek, a Schlumberger company, in Salt Lake City from 2013-2015. She has a BA in Geology from University of Minnesota, Morris, and an MS in Geological Engineering from University of Arizona.