Wind Energy Staff

Wind Energy Staff 2020-01-22T22:08:45+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
  • Wind turbine-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

  • Renewable energy research and development
  • Resiliency analysis
  • Energy systems integration

Carsten Westergaard, PhD—Senior Advisor, Wind Energy Technologies Program

  • Computational fluid dynamics
  • Aeroacoustics
  • High performance computing

Brandon Davis—Testing and Operations Engineer

  • Electrical engineering
  • Experiment prototyping and execution
  • Safety planning

Ernesto Camarena, PhD–Postdoctoral Researcher

  • Wind turbine blade design and analysis
  • Mechanics of composites
  • Multiscale structural mechanics

Timothy G. Riley, CEP, CSP, PMP—SWiFT Program Lead

  • SWiFT Facility capabilities and capacity
  • Research integration
  • Education and outreach

Alan 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