NAWEA Conference Committee
The North American Wind Energy Academy (NAWEA) Conference Committee oversees the NAWEA/WindTech yearly conference. The committee is composed of former conference organizers and supporters that have been heavily involved with the conference in the past. The conference committee selects the conference hosts for the yearly conference based on a competitive process. The committee also selects and leads the scientific committee. Most importantly, the conference committee ensures that future conferences follow the mission of the NAWEA organization.
The members of the committee:
Luis ‘Tony’ Martinez Tossas (NREL) Conference Committee Chair
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Tony is a research engineer at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and is the Chair of the NAWEA Conference Committee. Tony has been involved with the NAWEA/WindTech Conference since 2019 and led the scientific committee for the 2019 and 2022 conferences.
Tom Acker (Salt River Project, NAU)
Tom is the senior principal research engineer at Salt River Project, emeritus professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Northern Arizona University, and treasurer of NAWEA.
Cristina Archer (University of Delaware)
Cristina is a professor in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment at the University of Delaware and director of the Center for Research in Wind (CReW) at the University of Delaware. Cristina was the chair of the 2022 NAWEA/WindTech Conference.
Sue Ellen Haupt (NCAR)
Sue is a senior scientist in the Research Applications Laboratory (RAL) of NCAR and commissioner of the AMS Commission on the Weather, Water, Climate Enterprise. Sue was the chair of the WindTech 2017 Conference and a member of the organizing committee for the 2023 NAWEA/WindTech Conference.
Jim Manwell (UMass Amherst)
Jim is an emeritus professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department and founding director of the Wind Energy Center at UMass Amherst. Jim was the chair of the NAWEA/WindTech 2019 Conference and has been involved with the NAWEA organization since its inception.
Jonathan W. Naughton (University of Wyoming)
Jonathan is a professor of mechanical engineering and director of the Wind Energy Research Center (WERC) at the University of Wyoming. Jonathan was the chair of the 2015 WindTech Conference and a member of the organizing committee of the NAWEA/WindTech 2023 Conference.
Kelsey Shaler (Shell)
Kelsey is an offshore wind energy researcher at Shell. Kelsey was a co-lead of the Scientific Committee and a member of the organizing committee of the 2022 and 2023 NAWEA/WindTech Conferences.
Anupam Sharma (Iowa State University)
Anupam is a professor of aerospace engineering, and director of the Computational Aerodynamics and Aeroacoustics Lab at Iowa State University. Anupam was the conference chair of the 2017 NAWEA Conference.
Paul Veers (NREL)
Paul Veers is a senior research fellow at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the chief engineer at the National Wind Technology Center. Paul is the executive director of NAWEA and was the chair of the 2023 NAWEA/WindTech Conference.
Michelle Williams (Sandia National Laboratories)
Michelle is a materials researcher at Sandia National Laboratories and was a co-lead of the Scientific Committee for the 2023 NAWEA/WindTech Conference.
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