Julie Lundquist
Professor • Joint Appointment, NREL

Julie Lundquist, Ph.D., is a Professor at CU-Boulder. She and her group investigate the dynamics of the atmospheric boundary layer, with applications to wind energy, urban meteorology, and surface-atmosphere interaction. They employ numerical weather prediction models such as the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model and other large-eddy simulation capabilities, and they participate in field experiments to expand our understanding of the atmospheric boundary layer. To support broad integration of wind energy into power grids, her group investigates the effects of atmospheric stability and atmospheric turbulence on turbine power production, the local microscale impacts of wind energy, methods for forecasting wind power availability, and the interactions between climate change and wind power generation. Lundquist enjoys a Joint Appointment at NREL's National Wind Technology Center.