Vincent Neary

/Vincent Neary
Vincent Neary

Vincent Neary

Science and Engineering Research and Development

Biography

Vincent Neary is the lead for Sandia National Laboratories’ Marine and Hydrokinetic Technologies R&D projects and manages the US Department of Energy’s MHK technologies reference model program.  Contributions to MHK R&D include validation of DOE’s national tidal and ocean current resource assessments, turbulent inflow characterization, development of best practices for hydrokinetic site resource assessment and environmental monitoring, and experimental testing and numerical modeling of MHK technologies. He is an active member of the U.S. Technical Advisory Group tasked with writing the technical specification for tidal energy resource assessment.   He received his Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering (Hydraulics) from the University of Iowa in 1995, where he was an Iowa Dean’s Scholar at the Iowa Institute of Hydraulic Research.  Vincent is a registered professional engineer and was recently elected as a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) for his contributions to research, teaching and practice in water resources engineering.