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Awards and Honors
Wave Energy Converter Simulator (WEC-Sim)
2021 R&D Awards, R&D World
Variable-Geometry, Oscillating, Surge Wave Energy Converter
2020 Technology Commercialization Fund, U.S. Department of Energy
2022 Director's Award, NREL (for outstanding efforts in helping to develop open-source tidal turbine simulation methods)
2022 Outstanding Mentor award, NREL
Invited presenter, 2022 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition Outstanding Early-Career Investigators in Energy Conversion and Storage Systems
2022 President’s Award, NREL (for fabrication, advanced manufacturing, and software development efforts for marine energy)
2022 President’s Award, NREL (for collaborating with NASA to model the behavior of the new reentry capsule, Orion, using WEC-Sim)
NREL Adds Lab Space With New Building, Preps Other Projects
May 23, 2023
New Water Treatment Technology Could Help Recycle Even Super Salty Waters
May 15, 2023
It's Earth Day! Let's Recycle EVERYTHING
April 21, 2023
NREL Innovations Help Consumers Invest in Our Planet
April 18, 2023