Kelley Ruehl

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Kelley Ruehl

Kelley Ruehl

Wave Energy & Hydrodynamics Specialist

Biography

Kelley Ruehl has been a technical staff member in Water Power Technologies at Sandia National Laboratories since 2011. Her research is in the field of ocean renewable energy, with concentration on device and array scale modeling of ocean renewable energy devices. Currently, her work is focused on the development, validation, and release of open-source codes used for modeling wave energy converters on the device and array scale (WEC-Sim and SNL-SWAN respectively.) Prior to joining Sandia National Laboratories, Kelley attended Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, graduating with a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering. Kelley then attended Oregon State University where she obtained her M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, with a focus on Ocean Engineering. At Oregon State University, Kelley was a member of the Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center, where her research was focused on modeling of wave energy converters.