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Rick Driscoll

Senior Engineer

Frederick.Driscoll@nrel.gov | 303-384-7153

As a member of the Offshore Wind and Ocean Power Systems team, Rick works in the areas of offshore wind and marine hydrokinetics on computer modeling, design, testing, instrumentation, and data analysis. Before joining NREL, Rick was an Associate Professor of Ocean and Mechanical Engineering at Florida Atlantic University (FAU), where he focused on ocean energy and navy projects for more than 10 years. While at FAU, he established and led the Center for Ocean Energy Technology, now the Southeast National Marine Energy Center, and served on the Florida Energy Commission. Rick has published more than 30 journal and conference papers and he holds two patents.

Education

Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering and Physical Oceanography, University of Victoria

B.A. in Mechanical Engineering, with Business Management, University of Victoria