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Kevin McCabe

Researcher II-Mechanical Engineering | 303-275-3183

Kevin McCabe is a member of the Technology Systems & Impacts Analysis Group in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center.

Areas of Expertise

Geothermal direct use (thermal applications)
Reservoir modeling/simulation, well testing
Data analysis and visualization

Research Interests

Geothermal resource assessment
New technologies for geothermal industry (EGS, DU, etc.)
Barrier identification and mitigation for geothermal industry


M.S. in Petroleum Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, 2015

B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, 2013

Prior Work Experience

Geothermal Analyst Intern, NREL, Golden, CO (2016)
Graduate Research Assistant, Stanford University, Stanford, CA (2013–2015)
Stress Analysis Intern (Piping), URS Corporation, Denver, CO (2012, 2013)

Other Affiliations

American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES)
Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)

Featured Publications

McCabe, K., T. Reber, M. Gleason, and K.R. Young. "Characterizing U.S. Heat Demand for Potential Application of Geothermal Direct Use." Geothermal Resources Council Transactions 40. NREL/CP-6A20-66460 (2016).

McCabe, K., and R. N. Horne. " Estimating Permeability Anisotropy From Downhole Distributed Temperature Measurements". SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition. Society of Petroleum Engineers, 2015.

Full list of Kevin McCabes publications (NREL).