Research Associates

Burcin Cakir Erdener

Burcin Cakir Erdener

Research Associate
Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institue
Dr. Burcin Cakir Erdener is a researcher at the Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute at the University of Colorado Boulder. She earned her B.Sc. and M.Sc. in 2002 and 2006 in Industrial Engineering and holds a Ph.D. in the same field since 2015. Prior to joining CU she worked as an Assistant Professor at the Industrial Engineering Department of Baskent University in Turkey. She is an accomplished researcher with proven...

Postdocs

Ana Somoza-Tornos

Ana Somoza-Tornos

Postdoctoral Research Associate • Co-Advised with Wilson Smith
Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institue
Dr. Somoza-Tornos is a Post Doctoral Research Associate at the Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute (University of Colorado Boulder). She earned her BEng in Chemical Engineering in 2014 and her MSc in Chemical Process Engineering in 2016, both from Technical University of Catalonia (UPC). In 2020, she was awarded her PhD in Process Systems Engineering also at UPC. Her thesis focused on the development of decision-making tools for the implementation...

Ph.D. Students

Matt Bossart

Matthew Bossart

Ph.D. Student • Co-advised with Dragan Maksimovic
Department of Electrical • Computer & Energy Engineering
Matt Bossart is a third year PhD student in Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering, and an NSF Graduate Research Fellow. Matt ’s research goals are to aid in the transition to a renewable energy electric grid by examining the impact of power electronics on the system at large. Prior to coming to CU, Matt worked at a start-up company designing power electronics and test methods for diagnosing faults in Lithium-ion...
Wallace

Richard Wallace Kenyon

Ph.D. Student
Department of Electrical • Computer & Energy Engineering
Although a new participant in the field of power system, Rick Wallace Kenyon is a fully inspired researcher focused on the realization and associated challenges of a renewable energy dominated electric grid. Since acknowledging the urge to contribute in the ongoing energy transition, Wallace has received a MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Colorado Boulder, accompanied by the graduate renewable energy certificate from the RASEI program. Followed by...
Marija

Marija Markovic

Ph.D. Student
Department of Electrical • Computer & Energy Engineering
PhD Student in Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering, 2019-Present M.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering (Power Systems), School of Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade, Serbia, 2016-2017 B.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering (Power Engineering), School of Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade, Serbia, 2012-2016
Megan Rose

Megan Rose

Ph.D. Student
Department of Electrical • Computer & Energy Engineering
Megan is a second year Ph.D. student in Electrical, Computer & Energy Engineering, where she is a NASA Space Technology Graduate Research Opportunities (NSTGRO) Fellow. She has worked in the renewable energy industry for 12 years, most recently as an Engineer III at NREL where Megan conducted research on energy forecasting for renewable energy systems, considering uncertainty and risk to enable low-cost, reliable, high renewable penetration power systems. Prior to...
AJ

Anthony Sauter

Ph.D. Student
Department of Electrical • Computer & Energy Engineering
A.J. Sauter is a second-year PhD student in Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering. A.J.'s research focuses on wireless electric vehicle charging in the modern power system, as part of the ASPIRE ERC. Prior to his PhD, A.J. received his BS/MS in Electrical Engineering from Drexel University and spent two years working as an Aerospace Engineer and Test Director for NASA's Johnson Space Center in the Energy Systems Test Area. In...
Marena Trujillo

Marena Trujillo

Ph.D. Student
Department of Electrical • Computer & Energy Engineering
Marena Trujillo is a first year PhD student in Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering and a GEM fellow. She is a driven student and passionate about doing her part to help along the energy transition. Prior to starting a doctoral program at CU Boulder, Marena received her B.S.E. in Electrical Engineering from Loyola Marymount University.

Master's Students

Anne Hamilton

Anne Hamilton

Master's Student
Department of Electrical • Computer & Energy Engineering
Anne is a second year Master's student in Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering, focusing on power systems and energy markets. Her research evaluates how batch chemical manufacturing processes can be optimized with the electric grid to achieve cost savings and emission reductions. Prior to CU, Anne received her BA in Physics from Carleton College. Since then, she has worked in multiple energy sectors including wind blade manufacturing, nuclear fusion, batteries...
Simon Julien

Simon Julien

Master's Student
Department of Applied Mathematics
Simon Julien is a Master's student at CU Boulder in the Department of Applied Mathematics pursuing his thesis in Renewable Power Systems. Simon is extremely passionate about the decarbonization of our energy grid and enthusiastically applies his background of computation and modeling to solve these problems. Simon's primary projects in the lab and affiliated internships at the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) have included power electronic load modeling and contingency...

Alumni

Kate Doubleday

Kate Doubleday

Graduated Summer 2021
Department of Electrical • Computer & Energy Engineering
Kate Doubleday graduated with her Ph.D. from the Department of Electrical, Computer & Energy Engineering and the Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute (RASEI) at the University of Colorado Boulder in Summer 2021. She was also a visiting researcher at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, CO. Her research focus was on the development of probabilistic solar power forecasts and their utilization in power systems operations. In past research...
Amir

Amir Sajadi

Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute
Amirhossein Sajadi was a research faculty with the Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute (RASEI) at University of Colorado Boulder, from 2020 - 2021, and is now a research affiliate. He also holds an academic appointment with the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He earned his Ph.D. degree in Systems and Control Engineering from the Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH. Prior to joining the RASEI,...