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Katherine Dykes

Researcher IV-Systems Engineering

Katherine.Dykes@nrel.gov | 303-384-7260

Katherine supports an NWTC initiative for systems engineering methods applied to wind energy. The project is undergoing initial development and involves integrating engineering and cost-based analysis tools to analyze overall wind energy system performance. Katherine's Ph.D. work in systems engineering involves understanding innovation and diffusion of wind energy technology. She began working in wind energy as a wind program analyst for Green Energy Ohio in 2005 and as a data analyst for The Renaissance Group. In addition to wind energy, Katherine has worked as a system dynamics consultant to IBM's Smarter Cities Marketing Insights 2.0 initiative, a data quality analyst at EnerNOC for its demand management program, and as a controls engineer for GM's Hybrid Vehicle Program.

Education

Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology; M.S. in Electrical Engineering

M.S. in AED Economics, The Ohio State University

B.S. in Electrical Engineering

B.S. in Economics, University of Pennsylvania