Flora Zhang

Researcher III-Model Engineering


Research Interests

Spatial statistics

Statistical climatology

Renewable energy science

Stochastic processes

Calibration, emulation, and validation


Ph.D., Applied Mathematics, University of Colorado Boulder

B.S., Statistics, Colorado State University

B.A., Economics, Colorado State University

Featured Work

A Stochastic Downscaling Approach for Generating High-frequency Solar Irradiance Scenarios, Solar Energy (2018)

Modeling and Simulation of High Frequency Solar Irradiance, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Journal of Photovoltaics (2019)

Awards and Honors

Outstanding Reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy (2021)

NREL Director's Postdoctoral Fellowship (2020)

Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute Travel Award (2016)