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David Simms

Center Director-Lab Facilities | 303-384-6942

Before coming to NREL, Dave was an Air Force officer and led a variety of defense science and engineering programs. These included the U.S. Air Force Seiler Research Laboratory/Air Force Academy unsteady aerodynamics research program, a joint effort aimed at aircraft maneuverability enhancement. His final military assignment was with the Air Force Office of Scientific Research Computational Mathematics Program, a multidisciplinary program that supported university, industry, and Air Force laboratory computational research efforts in fluid dynamics, combustion, structures, materials, nanotechnology, multidisciplinary design optimization, and parallelization.