Eric Simley

Eric Simley

Researcher IV-Mechanical Engineering

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Eric Simley is a research engineer with expertise in control systems, signal processing, and remote sensing. Currently, he is working in the areas of wind farm control, investigating methods to increase wind plant energy production through simulation and field experiments, as well as wind plant data analytics. Eric also serves on the advisory board of IEA Wind Task 32: Wind Lidar Systems. Prior to joining NREL, he worked as a wind turbine control systems engineer in industry. Eric earned his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Colorado Boulder, where he researched lidar-assisted control of wind turbines. As part of his Ph.D., Eric was awarded a Fulbright fellowship to perform lidar remote sensing research at DTU Wind Energy.


Ph.D. and M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder

B.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder