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Brian joined NREL in June 2010. His expertise is in modeling, control and simulation of physical systems as well as numerical analysis and numerical methods. His experience includes solving partial differential equations, nonlinear equations and optimization, multiscale modeling, and control of smart material systems. At NREL, Brian specializes in hardware in the loop simulation at the campus level for the Energy System Integration program, developing inverse modeling algorithms to calibrate building energy models, and is part of the OpenStudio development team. In addition, Brian has worked on several large-scale sector analysis projects, including U.S. Department of Energy Asset Score, and helped developed the Cloud computing environment for OpenStudio. 

Professional Experience

Prior to joining NREL, Brian was a simulation engineer for GE Energy modeling power plants and related equipment. This work included developing an engineering grade operator training simulator for an integrated coal gasification combined cycle power plant. 

Education/Academic Qualification

Bachelor, Mathematics, Worcester Polytechnic Institute of Technology

Bachelor, Physics, Worcester Polytechnic Institute of Technology

PhD, Computational and Applied Mathematics, North Carolina State University

Master, Computational and Applied Mathematics, North Carolina State University

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