Research Associates

Burcin Cakir Erdener

Burcin Cakir Erdener

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...
Amir

Amir Sajadi

Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute
Amirhossein Sajadi is a research faculty with the Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute (RASEI) at University of Colorado Boulder. 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, he worked as a Senior Engineer in Office of Regional...

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 PostDoctoral 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 of...

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 first year PhD student in Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering. 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 batteries. Matt enjoys playing basketball in...
Kate Doubleday

Kate Doubleday

Ph.D. Student
Department of Electrical • Computer & Energy Engineering
Kate Doubleday is a Ph.D. student researcher in the Department of Electrical, Computer & Energy Engineering and the Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute (RASEI) at the University of Colorado Boulder. She is also a visiting researcher at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, CO. Her research focus is the development of probabilistic solar power forecasts and their utilization in power systems operations. In past research lives, she has...
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...
Megan Kerins

Megan Kerins

Ph.D. Student
Department of Electrical • Computer & Energy Engineering
Megan is a first year Ph.D. student in Electrical, Computer & Energy Engineering. 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 NREL, she managed the Critical Microgrids Program at the Rocky Mountain Institute,...
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
AJ

Anthony Sauter

Ph.D. Student
Electrical • Computer & Energy Engineering
A.J. Sauter is a first-year PhD student in Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering. A.J.'s research focuses on grid response solutions and control schemes for residential building loads in conjunction with the growing presence of distributed generation and electric vehicles in the modern power system. 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...

Undergraduate Students

Mason

Mason Huyge

Department of Electrical • Computer & Energy Engineering and Applied Mathematics
Mason Huyge is a junior undergraduate student studying Electrical Engineering and Applied Mathematics. Mason is interested in the implementation of renewable energy systems and the beneficial effects this may have on the environment. He is excited to be gaining experience in this field by way of meaningful research, and he hopes to be able to use his knowledge in an impactful career to help preserve the environment. In his spare...
Simon

Simon Julien

Applied Mathematics and Engineering Physics
Simon Julien is a junior undergraduate engineering student studying Engineering Physics and Applied Math. Simon has grown up fascinated with renewable energy and designing various alternative energy systems, so he is now eager to be working on a real high level project using math, physics, and computer science application. Simon is a member of National Society of Black Engineers and the EHP RAP, yet in his free time you will...