As the Wind Technology Deployment Manager and the Technical Director of stakeholder engagement activities, Ian's primary focus is in applications engineering, deployment assistance, and educational outreach. Through programs like the WINDExchange Project, the Collegiate Wind Competition, and Integrated Deployment programs, Ian assists organizations in the deployment of wind technologies and provides information on the appropriate implementation of wind energy. Ian also manages the Distributed Wind Research and Testing portfolio and oversees NREL's deployment-related wind work. Ian has received numerous awards, including the 2013 Women of Wind Energy Champion Award, and is an editor-at-large for Wind Engineering. Ian has authored or co-authored over 80 publications and has been involved in major wind focused analytical work such as the recently completed Wind Vision Report.
EducationM.S. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Massachusetts Renewable Energy Research Laboratory