Personal Profile

Bettina Arkhurst strives to create tools and frameworks for researchers and engineers in the energy sector to use as they design energy technologies for all communities. Additionally, Bettina is passionate about education, accessibility, and inclusion, and has collaborated with colleagues on NREL’s University Partnerships team to create the NREL Student Training in Applied Research (STAR) internship program. 

Research Interests

Energy justice and equity in technology development

Engineering design theory and methodology

Thermodynamics and thermal metrology

Mixed methods assessments and evaluation 

Professional Experience

Intern, NREL (2021—present)

Graduate Research Assistant, Georgia Institute of Technology (2018–present)

Project Management Intern, International Business Machines (2017)

Education/Academic Qualification

Master, Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

Bachelor, Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


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