Rebecca Fao

Researcher III-Mechanical Engineering


Rebecca Fao has an M.S. in Atmospheric Science from the University of Wyoming. Before coming to NREL, she worked as a contractor to NASA Goddard Space Flight Center developing airborne and space-borne lidar data processing and calibration algorithms.

At NREL, she is primarily working as a programmer on marine hydrokinetic projects. She is working on the development of an open source toolkit to be used for resource and power assessments. She is also developing the MODAQ-Cloud system for data processing and storage for marine energy testing projects. Additionally, she is working with the wind energy team on various modeling and field research projects.


M.S., Atmospheric Science, University of Wyoming

B.S., Meteorology, Millersville University of Pennsylvania