Research and Operations Staff
The Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF) research team and operations staff are listed below.
Research Operations Manager
Erik Kuhn is responsible for the safe conduct and coordination of research operations in the ESIF. His team implements the configuration management and maintenance management programs of the user facility as defined in the ESIF Hazard Analysis Review.
Group Research Manager, Electrical Engineering
Greg Martin oversees the work being done around microgrids, hydrogen systems, and grid technology integration and plays an integral role in ESIF operations.
High-Performance Computing Operations
Ray Grout oversees efforts in advanced computing operations, data analytics, visualization, and computational-oriented technical research and development across NREL's mission. He also serves as a point of contact for the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science Advanced Scientific Computing Research program.
Group Manager, Data Science
Kristin Munch oversees work in data, analysis, and advanced visualization at the ESIF. She works across all scientific domains in data-intensive research and development, including advanced data systems design and architecture, distributed analytics, machine learning and data analysis, and laboratory data workflows.
ESIF User Program Staff
Andrew Hudgins focuses on planning and facilitating innovative grid modernization and large-scale, multitechnology systems integration projects with key industry, government, and academic partners. He also manages the ESIF User Program.
Project Manager, User Program
Heather Newell is responsible for managing tours and coordinating access to the ESIF laboratories for both internal and external ESIF users and managing external partner relations.
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