Wil Wiley in front of a tree

Will Wiley

Researcher II-Mechanical Engineering


Will is a member of the Water Power R&D group at NREL, and he focuses on fluid dynamics numerical modeling. He has an engineering background in naval architecture and marine engineering and has further emphasized high-fidelity research on offshore renewable energy devices. At NREL, he works on mid- and high-fidelity modeling efforts for marine hydrokinetic turbines, wave energy converters, and floating offshore wind energy platforms.

Research Interests

Marine renewable energy

Computational fluid dynamics


M.S., Wind Energy, Norwegian University of Technology and Science

M.S., Offshore and Dredging Engineering, Delft University of Technology

B.S., Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, Webb Institute