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Rebecca Fao

Researcher IV-Mechanical Engineering


Rebecca Fao joined NREL in 2019 and has been leading the laboratory and offshore R&D portfolio since 2021. Her work covers open source software development for marine energy device validation. Rebecca works closely with marine energy industry partners to develop validation plans for their technologies using NREL facilities, data acquisition systems, and International Electrotechnical Commission standards. She also leads the expansion and new development of research capabilities at NREL's Flatirons Campus.


M.S., Atmospheric Science, University of Wyoming

B.S., Meteorology, Millersville University of Pennsylvania

Professional Experience

Programmer Analyst, Airborne and Spaceborne Lidar Systems, Science Systems and Applications Inc. (2015–2019)

Featured Work

Report on the 4th Marine Energy Instrumentation and Data Workshop, NREL Technical Report (2023)