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Engineering and Modeling Group, Integrated Applications Center

Learn more about the expertise and technical skills of NREL's Engineering and Modeling group by reading our short biographies:

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Kate Anderson

Group Manager

Areas of Expertise: Technical and economic evaluation of renewable energy opportunities; net zero energy communities; RE screening and assessment tools

Education: M.S. Renewable Energy Systems Technology, Loughborough University; M.B.A. Technology Management, University of New Mexico; B.S. Aerospace Engineering, MIT

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Kari Burman

Senior Engineer

Areas of Expertise: Evaluating energy efficiency and renewable energy opportunities for communities, military installations and island utilities. Electrical strategies for net zero installations including RE, storage and microgrid analysis.

Education: M.S. Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering/Building Systems Program, University of Colorado Boulder; B.S. Electrical Engineering, Colorado University at Denver

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Dylan Cutler

Section Manager

Areas of Expertise: Modeling and development of energy efficiency and renewable energy software tools, energy audits, technology demonstrations, energy informatics.

Education: M.S. Building Systems Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder; B.A. Mathematics, Middlebury College

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Jesse Dean

Senior Engineer

Areas of Expertise: High performance buildings, new technology demonstrations, commercial building retrofits, on-site data acquisition system installation, solar energy systems, building energy modeling, and energy savings performance contracts (ESPC).

Education: M.S. Civil Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder; B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Colorado State University

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Emma Elgqvist

Engineer

Areas of Expertise: Large scale optimization models, techno-economic analysis of RE opportunities, data analysis.

Education: M.S. Engineering and Technology Management, Colorado School of Mines; B.S. Industrial and Systems Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

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Alicen Kandt

Senior Engineer

Areas of Expertise: Technical and economic assessment of renewable energy and energy efficiency opportunities, project management, teaching workshops on  screening and design tools for renewable technologies

Education: M.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder; B.S. Mathematics, University of Puget Sound

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Lars Lisell

Engineer

Areas of Expertise: Renewable energy screenings, energy audits, energy modeling, retro commissioning, solar thermal technologies, building system optimization

Education: B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota

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David Lovullo

Engineer

Areas of Expertise: Renewable energy deployment and technologies; energy policies and incentives; green building technologies with a focus on energy efficiency; greenhouse gas emissions accounting; net zero, micro-grid, utility, and building simulations.

Education: M.S. Architectural Engineering, Building Systems Program, University of Colorado Boulder; B.S. Physics, Syracuse University

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Dan Olis

Senior Engineer

Areas of Expertise: Techno-economic analysis of RE systems, diesel-RE hybrid analyses, island renewable energy integration, project development.

Education: B.S. and M.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison; B.A. Liberal Arts, Beloit College

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Jimmy Salasovich

Engineer

Areas of Expertise: Building/campus energy efficiency, water efficiency, renewable energy assessments, energy modeling for commercial and residential buildings, sustainable building design, EPA Brownfield redevelopment.

Education: M.S. Civil Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder; B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Dayton

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Gregg Tomberlin

Senior Engineer

Areas of Expertise: Waste to energy, biomass, CHP project analysis and development. Twenty nine years' experience including design, economic proformas, engineering, permitting, procurement, construction, startup and testing.

Education: B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Kansas; AAS Solar Engineering, Colorado Technical College

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Otto VanGeet

Principal Engineer

Areas of Expertise: Energy efficient high tech buildings such as labs and data centers, energy efficient mechanical systems for buildings design and operation, PV design, procurement and performance, off grid hybrid power systems.

Education: B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of New Mexico; PE; LEED AP

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Andy Walker

Principal Engineer

Areas of Expertise: Federal renewable energy projects, PV O&M, on-grid and off-grid RE field assessments, integration and optimization of renewables, innovative RE analysis techniques.

Education: B.S., M.S. and PhD Mechanical Engineering, Colorado State University; PE