Risk Reduction: Towards More Reliability | DAY 1 | 5:05-6:30pm
Dr. Vincent Neary is the Marine and Hydrokinetic (MHK) Technology Lead for the Water Power Technologies Program at Sandia National Laboratories. His research contributions in this area include hydrodynamic and wave modeling for tidal, ocean current and wave resource assessments, turbulent inflow characterization to estimate power performance and dynamic loads on hydrokinetic turbines, development of best practices for hydrokinetic energy resource assessment and environmental monitoring, and experimental testing and numerical modeling of tidal and wave energy conversion (WEC) technologies. He served as project lead for the U.S. Department of Energy’s (USDOE) Reference Model Project (http://energy.sandia.gov/rmp), a multi-disciplinary partnership involving four national laboratories and half a dozen universities to promote collaborative R&D among industry, academia and national laboratories by disseminating open-source MHK technology designs, tools and datasets to benchmark technical and economic performance. He also, recently served as Sandia’s project manage, and was one of five judges, for the USDOE’s Wave Energy Prize (https://waveenergyprize.org/), an ambitious project that tested and evaluated dozens of different WEC technologies. Dr. Neary is a registered professional engineer and a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) recognized for the breadth of his contributions to research, teaching, and practice in water resources engineering.