Research Associates

Postdocs

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 fourth 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...
Fiona Majeau

Fiona Majeau

Ph.D. Student
Department of Electrical • Computer & Energy Engineering
Fiona is a 1st year PhD student in the Department of Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering. She received B.S. and M.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University. After graduation, she spent 5 years at a company that trades in the wholesale electricity markets as a non-asset-owning financial entity. During this time, she gained a strong interest in grid decarbonization and its potential as an achievable near-term pathway for emission...
Marija

Marija Markovic

Ph.D. Student
Department of Electrical • Computer & Energy Engineering
Marija Marković is a fourth-year PhD student in the Department of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering. Marija's research focuses on machine learning applications for power systems, with a particular interest in data-driven methods for modeling and sensing of low-observable distribution systems. Prior to joining CU Boulder, Marija received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Belgrade, and spent two years working as a power engineer...
Megan Rose

Megan Rose

Ph.D. Student
Department of Electrical • Computer & Energy Engineering
Megan is a third 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 third-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 second 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 Barlas

Anne Barlas

Department of Electrical • Computer & Energy Engineering
Anne is a Master's student in Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering. Anne’s research is focused on power systems, utilizing analysis to meet the final 5-10% of renewable integration. Prior to beginning work at CU, Anne completed her BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, where her research was focused on material development for water filtration. Anne’s most recent professional experience includes energy efficiency and grid optimization...

Alumni

Burcin Cakir Erdener

Burcin Cakir Erdener

Research Associate
Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institue
Dr. Burcin Cakir Erdener was a researcher at the Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute at the University of Colorado Boulder and is now employed at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. 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...
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...
Anne Hamilton

Anne Hamilton

Graduated Spring 2022
Department of Electrical • Computer & Energy Engineering
Anne completed her Master's degree in Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering in Spring 2022, focusing on power systems and energy markets. She is now employed at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. 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...
Simon Julien

Simon Julien

Graduated Spring 2022
Department of Applied Mathematics
Simon Julien graduated with his Masters in Spring 2022 from CU Boulder in the Department of Applied Mathematics. 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 analysis, stochastic levy process...
Wallace

Richard Wallace Kenyon

Graduated Summer 2022
Department of Electrical • Computer & Energy Engineering
Wallace completed his Ph.D. in Summer 2022 and is now employed at encoord. 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 a year with the Power Systems Engineering Center at NREL, where a strong interest in power system dynamics was...
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,...
Ana Somoza-Tornos

Ana Somoza-Tornos

Postdoctoral Research Associate • Co-Advised with Wilson Smith
Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institue
Dr. Somoza-Tornos was a Post Doctoral Research Associate at the Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute (University of Colorado Boulder). She is now an assistant professor at TU Delft in the Netherlands 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...