Garrett Barter

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Personal Profile

Garrett Barter's expertise is in computational methods, techno-economic analysis, and design optimization.  At NREL, Garrett leads the Wind Systems Engineering research program, with a particular emphasis on floating offshore wind technology. In this capacity, Garrett oversees development on the Wind-Plant Integrated System Design and Engineering Model (WISDEM). Garrett is also involved in coordinating the broader wind and water portfolio of external partnerships. Prior to joining NREL, Garrett worked at Ball Aerospace and Sandia National Laboratories.  In these roles, Garrett has engaged in broad systems analysis studies across many disciplines for the Departments of Homeland Security, Defense, and Energy. 

Research Interests

Wind system engineering

Modeling and simulation

Offshore wind

Professional Experience

Researcher V-Mechanical Engineering, NREL (2017–Present)

Mission Systems Team Lead, Ball Aerospace (2014–2017)

Principle Member of the Technical Staff, Sandia National Laboratories (2008–2014) 

Education/Academic Qualification

PhD, Aeronautics and Astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Master, Aeronautics and Astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Bachelor, Aeronautics and Astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


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