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Current Students

Riley Bickford
  • Riley Bickford
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Time with ACEP: 2019
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Projects at ACEP:

Working with Tom Marsik on the dual-hood heat recovery ventilation system design.

Gavin Triplett
  • Gavin Triplett
  • Economics
  • Time with ACEP: 2019 (summer)
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Projects at ACEP:

Updates to Alaska Energy Statistics

Henry Toal
  • Henry Toal
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Time with ACEP: 2019 (summer)
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Projects at ACEP:

Low-cost solar irradiance field instrumentation and measurement algorithms

Ryan Stonebraker
  • Ryan Stonebraker
  • Computer Science masters student
  • Time with ACEP: 2019 (spring/summer)
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Projects at ACEP:

Creating a virtual reality PSI lab tour and teaching tool and a virtual village where the energy resources and loads can be controlled from a powerhouse-like panel and the energy flow and magnitude is then visible in the virtual space. 

Tristan Van Cise
  • Tristan Van Cise
  • Computer Science bachelors/masters student
  • Time with ACEP: 2019 (spring/summer)
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Projects at ACEP:

Creating a virtual reality PSI lab tour and teaching tool and a virtual village where the energy resources and loads can be controlled from a powerhouse-like panel and the energy flow and magnitude is then visible in the virtual space. 

Emily Browning
  • Emily Browning
  • Mechanical Engineering at UAF
  • Time with ACEP: 2018-present
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Projects at ACEP:

Emily Browning is a mechanical engineering student with ACEP whose work focuses on energy harvesting with hydrokinetic river turbines. Her role is to analyze the impact of the fluid dynamics on the turbine's power generation.

Michael Wise Jr
  • Michael Wise Jr
  • M.S. Electrical Engineering
  • Time with ACEP: 2019
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Projects at ACEP:

Michael's project work includes harvesting hydrokinetic power for use in microgrid applications. His tasks include designing the electronic drive system and electrical generation system.

Alana Vilagi
  • Alana Vilagi
  • Mechanical Engineering student at UAF
  • Time with ACEP: 2015-present
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Alana has worked on a diverse range of projects as a former intern with the Alaska Center for Energy and Power, from studying the effects of snow accumulation on solar panels to developing pseudocode for demand response simulation software. She is currently on the path to pursue her Master's in Mechanical Engineering at the College of Engineering & Mines. Alana dreams of one day becoming a Sourdough, and loves to cross-country ski, travel, hike, and haul water when she's not doing research.

Arianna Sosnowski
  • Arianna Sosnowski
  • Civil Engineering, UAA
  • Time with ACEP: 2019 (Summer)
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Projects at ACEP:

Alaska Utility Intern - City of Buckland, Buckland

David Chamberlain
  • David Chamberlain
  • Mechanical Engineering, UAA
  • Time with ACEP: 2019 (Summer)
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Projects at ACEP:

Alaska Utility Intern - Alaska Power and Telephone (AP&T)
Anchorage, Prince of Wales Island

Chong Her
  • Chong Her
  • Mechanical Engineering, UAA
  • Time with ACEP: 2019 (Summer)
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Projects at ACEP:

Alaska Utility Intern - Alaska Village Electric Cooperative (AVEC): 60Hertz
Anchorage, AVEC villages

Grace Bolt
  • Grace Bolt
  • Electrical Engineering (Power Generation), UAF
  • Time with ACEP: 2019 (Summer)
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Projects at ACEP:

Alaska Utility Intern - Matanuska Electric Association
Palmer

Kurt Nunn
  • Kurt Nunn
  • Computer Engineering/Electrical Engineering, UAF
  • Time with ACEP: 2019 (Summer)
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Projects at ACEP:

Alaska Utility Intern - Cordova Electric Association
Cordova

Liam Cassell
  • Liam Cassell
  • Electrical Engineering (Digital & Power Electronics), UAF
  • Time with ACEP: 2019 (Summer)
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Projects at ACEP:

Alaska Utility Intern - Alaska Village Electric Cooperative (AVEC)
Anchorage, AVEC villages

Travis Oen
  • Travis Oen
  • Electrical Engineering, UAF
  • Time with ACEP: 2019 (Summer)
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Projects at ACEP:

Alaska Utility Intern - Alaska Electric Light and Power (AEL&P)
Juneau

Mitchell Hedrik
  • Mitchell Hedrik
  • Electrical Engineering (Power, Control), Minor Mathematics, UAF
  • Time with ACEP: 2019 (Summer)
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Projects at ACEP:

Alaska Utility Intern - Chugach Electric
Anchorage

Zachary Pinkley
  • Zachary Pinkley
  • Mechanical Engineering, UAF
  • Time with ACEP: 2019 (Summer)
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Projects at ACEP:

Alaska Utility Intern - Sustainable Energy for Galena, Alaska (SEGA)
Galena

Former Students

Michelle Wilber
  • Michelle Wilber
  • Mechanical Engineering (Masters)
  • Intern: 2018 (summer)
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Projects at ACEP:

Developed specifications for a grid-bridging system to integrate higher levels of renewables for Alaska Village Electric Cooperative.

Dan Manley
  • Dan Manley
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Intern: Summer 2018 - Spring 2019
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Projects at ACEP:

Maintenance of bifacial solar photovoltaic test site and meteorological instrumentation

Jeremy Johnston
  • Jeremy Johnston
  • Civil Engineering, George Mason University
  • Intern: 2017 (summer)
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Projects at ACEP:

Analyzing solar photovoltaic (PV) performance data from community-scale installations around Alaska. The project will compare performance data with modeled predictions. Johnston will also assist with updating the Alaska Solar Manual and additional solar PV data collection around Alaska.

Nelson Crockett
  • Nelson Crockett
  • Computer Science UAA
  • Intern: 2018 (summer)
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Projects at ACEP:

ACEP’s solar energy data program

Jacob Shercliffe
  • Jacob Shercliffe
  • Economics UAA
  • Intern: 2017 (summer)
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Projects at ACEP:

Worked with UAA’s Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER), The Nature Conservancy, and the Municipality of Anchorage to develop a Climate Action Plan (CAP) and Greenhouse Gas Emissions (GGE) Inventory for the Municipality of Anchorage.

Riley Troyer
  • Riley Troyer
Isaac Thompson
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Projects at ACEP:

Isaac's primary focus of work is the heat metering project.  His role on the project is in developing and testing the heat metering units.

Ândrea Karolline de Vergennes
  • Ândrea Karolline de Vergennes
  • Chemical Engineering Student at Maringa State University, Brazil
  • Intern: 2015
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Projects at ACEP:

Ândrea worked on several Emerging Energy Technology Fund report topics including hydrokinetics, thermal shutters and doors, an exhaust thimble design, the Hatch Flywheel project, as well as reforestation/biomass energy.

Jason Slats
  • Jason Slats
  • Mechanical Engineering at UAF
  • Intern: 2016
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Projects at ACEP:

Jason's project work includes the heat metering project.  His tasks include developing the user interface for deployed units, fuel pump testing, and building units to prepare for deployment.

Davi Yasumoto Yamaue
  • Davi Yasumoto Yamaue
  • Mechanical Engineer Student at Federal University of Technology in Parana, Brazil
  • Intern: 2016
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Projects at ACEP:

Davi is working on modeling mooring systems of hydrokinetic infrastructure as well as in situ testing and monitoring of a 5 kW hydrokinetic turbine and fisheries monitoring for hydrokinetic energy installations. 

Andrew Cannavo
  • Andrew Cannavo
  • Mechanical Engineering at Bucknell University
  • Intern: 2016
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Projects at ACEP:

Andrew is interning with AHERC for the summer and is working on projects ranging from the in situ testing and monitoring of a 5 kW hydrokinetic turbine, fisheries studies and remote monitoring technologies for hydrodynamic measurements.

Baxter Bond
  • Baxter Bond
  • Mechanical Engineering and Yupik Language Studies at UAF
  • Intern: 2015-2018
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Projects at ACEP:

Baxter's primary focus of work is the heat metering project.  His role on the project is in developing and testing the heat metering units.  He also serves as the lead on the project.

Kirsten Williams
  • Kirsten Williams
  • Natural Resources Management B.S. Student
  • Intern: 2015
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Projects at ACEP:

  • Alaska Affordable Energy Strategy (AkAES) Project

Samantha Feemster
  • Samantha Feemster
  • B.S. in Biological Sciences & Industrial Electrical Controls Technician
  • Intern: 2015
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Projects at ACEP:

  • Develop a design for a demand response emulator at the Energy Technology Facility

Stephanie Jump
  • Stephanie Jump
  • Fisheries Student at UAF
  • Intern: 2015-2016
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Projects at ACEP:

  • Alaska Hydrokinetic Energy Research Center (AHERC)

Cory Luker
  • Cory Luker
  • BS Civil Engineering, University of Washington Student
  • Intern: 2014
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Projects at ACEP:

ACEP/TCC Biomass Energy Program

Jeff Roba
  • Jeff Roba
  • BS Mechanical Engineering, Bucknell University Student
  • Intern: 2014
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Projects at ACEP:

 Alaska Hydrokinetic Energy Research Center (AHERC)

Anastasia Thayer
  • Anastasia Thayer
  • MS Resource & Applied Economics Student
  • Intern: 2014
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Projects at ACEP:

Global Application Program

Brita Mjos
  • Brita Mjos
  • BS Civil Engineering Student
  • Intern: 2014
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Projects at ACEP:

District Heating

John Venables
  • John Venables
  • B.S. Electrical Engineering Student
  • Intern: 2015
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Projects at ACEP:

  • Case Studies from Rural Alaska

Nathan Green
  • Nathan Green
  • MS Electrical Engineering Student
  • Intern: 2014-2018
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Projects at ACEP:

  • Data Collection & Management

Timothy Tschetter
  • Timothy Tschetter
  • MS Civil Engineering Student
  • Intern: 2014
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Projects at ACEP:

  • Alaska Hydrokinetic Energy Research Center

Samuel Tappen
  • Samuel Tappen
  • MS Resource & Applied Economics Student
  • Intern: 2014
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Projects at ACEP:

Diesel Pricing Project

Lisa Stowell
  • Lisa Stowell
  • M.S. Mechanical Engineering Student
  • Intern: 2012
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Projects at ACEP:

  • Pilgrim Hot Springs Geothermal Assessment

Josh Miller
  • Josh Miller
  • M.S. Geology Student
  • Intern: 2012
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Projects at ACEP:

  • Pilgrim Hot Springs Geothermal Assessment

Haley McIntyre
  • Haley McIntyre
  • M.A. Natural Resource Management Graduate
  • Intern: 2013 ACEP & 2014 INL (Collaborative Project)
  • hmcintyre@alaska.edu
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Projects at ACEP:

  • Graduate Certificate Environmental Regulations and Permitting
  • Global Applications Program

Katelyn Lingaas
  • Katelyn Lingaas
  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering Student
  • Intern: 2012-2013
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Projects at ACEP:

  • Hydrokinetics

Desneige Hallbert
  • Desneige Hallbert
  • Masters in Landscape Architecture Graduate
  • Intern: 2013
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Projects at ACEP:

  • Pilgrim Hot Springs

Henrique Fiche Gonçalves
  • Henrique Fiche Gonçalves
  • Energy Engineering Student
  • Intern: 2013
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Projects at ACEP:

  • Global Applications Program

Anne Goering
  • Anne Goering
  • Undergraduate, Mechanical Engineering at University of Illinois
  • Intern: 2012-2014
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Projects at ACEP:

  • Emerging Energy Technology Fund

Luke George
  • Luke George
  • Mechanical Engineering Student
  • Intern: 2013
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Projects at ACEP:

  • AHERC and Biomass

Mark Philip Evans
  • Mark Philip Evans
  • Mechanical Engineering Student
  • Intern: 2013
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Projects at ACEP:

  • Safety Plan for the Energy Technology Facility

Ross Coen
  • Ross Coen
  • PhD in History, University of Washington
  • Intern: 2012-2013
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Projects at ACEP:

  • Comparative study of Alaska and Gulf of Mexico oil fields vis-à-vis technology and public policy

Henry Arend
  • Henry Arend
  • Electrical Engineering Student
  • Intern: 2012-2013
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Projects at ACEP:

  • EETG Reporting