Senu Sirnivas

Researcher VI-Mechanical Engineering


Senu Sirnivas is responsible for leading and executing research programs to address emerging issues in the development of offshore wind energy technology. He advises, facilitates, and executes laboratory initiatives in offshore wind and marine hydrokinetics working closely with the U.S. Department of Energy, industry, and university research partners. Prior to joining NREL, he worked in the offshore oil and gas industry for 20 years. Starting at Deep Oil Technology, the original Spar technology company, he has transitioned through Aker Maritime, Coflexip Stena, and Technip. Prior to leaving Technip, he was the head of the Floater Product Line's software development group. In his last position, at Horton Wison Deepwater, he led the efforts on offshore floating wind business development.

Research Interests

Business development

Project management

Offshore floating substructure design

Finite element analysis

Computational fluid dynamics


M.Sc., Aerospace Engineering, Wichita State University

B.Sc., Aerospace Engineering, University of Arizona

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