As a research engineer at NREL, Aaron’s focuses on the development of systems engineering and financial modelling tools; particularly for hybrid renewable energy projects.
Having previously worked on Marine Renewable Energy projects, including the development of software for modelling operations and maintenance strategy for offshore wind, Aaron now develops modeling and analysis software for hybrid systems.
Aaron received his B.S. in civil engineering from University College Cork in 2013, and his Ph.D. in Renewable Energy from University College Cork in 2019.
Hybrid energy systems
Ph.D., Civil Engineering, University College Cork, 2013
B.S. Eng, Civil Engineering, University College Cork, 2019
Research Officer, MaREI, 2018–2019
Fulbright Scholar, Oregon State University, 2017–2018
Marine Energy Consultant, MaREI, 2013–2017
Associations and Memberships
Convenor, “Marine energy - Wave, tidal and other water current converters - Part 101: Wave energy resource assessment and characterization”
Member, Engineers Ireland
Member, the International Network on Offshore Renewable Energy
Resilient Autonomous Wind Farms, IEEE (2020)
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Awards and Honors
Fulbright-Marine Energy Award (2017–2018)