Casey Nichols

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Personal Profile

Casey Nichols specializes in the development of embedded systems for data acquisition in the validation of marine renewable energy devices. Casey is a developer on the MODAQ (Modular Ocean Data Acquisition) project utilizing LabVIEW, instrumentation and embedded compact RIO controllers for field and laboratory testing of ocean energy devices. Casey also participates in research improving the manufacturing methods of composite wind blades through automation, robotic systems, and additive manufacturing.

Research Interests

Embedded testing systems for marine renewable energy

Automated composites manufacturing

Marine renewable energy system design and validation

Professional Experience

Prior to NREL, Casey was a graduate research assistant at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where he completed master's research on a novel micro hydropower turbine. His research focused on implementing a non-contact magnetic transmission for increased efficiency and reliability. 

Education/Academic Qualification

Master, Applied Energy and Electromechanical Systems, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Bachelor, Mechanical Engineering Technology, University of North Carolina at Charlotte


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