Portrait of Andy Walker

Andy Walker

1997 …2023

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Personal Profile

As a senior research fellow, Andy Walker helps inform the strategy of the lab and serves as a resource for helping staff develop ideas and ensure quality. He develops new methods for engineering and economic analysis of energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. His patent on the Renewable Energy Optimization method of planning renewable energy projects across a portfolio of properties based on economic value was awarded the Thomas A. Edison Patent Award in 2015 based on innovation and impact. 

Research Interests

Derivation of probabilistic cost modeling

Subinterval distribution function for time-series simulation

Analytical and numerical optimization

Project delivery with photovoltaics, solar thermal, and building energy

Professional Experience

Adjunct Professor, University of Colorado Boulder

Adjunct Professor, Colorado School of Mines

Adjunct Professor, Metropolitan State University of Denver

Education/Academic Qualification

PhD, Mechanical Engineering, Colorado State University

Master, Mechanical Engineering, Colorado State University

Bachelor, Mechanical Engineering, Energy Conversion and Bioengineering, Colorado State University

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