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Current Students

Baxter Bond
  • Baxter Bond
  • Mechanical Engineering and Yupik Language Studies at UAF
  • Time with ACEP: 2015-2016
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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.

Andrew Cannavo
  • Andrew Cannavo
  • Mechanical Engineering at Bucknell University
  • Time with ACEP: 2016
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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.

Nathan Green
  • Nathan Green
  • MS Electrical Engineering Student
  • Time with ACEP: 2014-2016
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Projects at ACEP:

  • Data Collection & Management

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

  • Alaska Hydrokinetic Energy Research Center (AHERC)

Alana Vilagi
  • Alana Vilagi
  • Mechanical Engineering Student at UAF
  • Time with ACEP: 2015-2016
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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.

Davi Yasumoto Yamaue
  • Davi Yasumoto Yamaue
  • Mechanical Engineer Student at Federal University of Technology in Parana, Brazil
  • Time with ACEP: 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. 

Jason Slats
  • Jason Slats
  • Mechanical Engineering at UAF
  • Time with ACEP: 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.

Dominique Pride
  • Dominique Pride
  • Economics at UAF
  • Time with ACEP: 2009-2011 and 2013-2016
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Projects at ACEP:

  • Barriers and Opportunities for Private Investment in Rural Alaska Energy Projects
  • Correlating Community Specific Rural Diesel Fuel Prices with Published Indices of Crude Oil Prices and Potential Price Projection Applications
  • River, Tidal, and Ocean Current Hydrokinetic Energy Technologies: Status and Future Opportunities in Alaska

Former Students

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

  • EETG Reporting

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

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

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

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

  • AHERC and Biomass

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

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

  • Global Applications Program

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

  • Pilgrim Hot Springs

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

  • Hydrokinetics

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

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

  • Pilgrim Hot Springs Geothermal Assessment

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

District Heating

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)

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

  • Pilgrim Hot Springs Geothermal Assessment

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

Diesel Pricing Project

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

Global Application Program

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

  • Alaska Hydrokinetic Energy Research Center

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

  • Case Studies from Rural Alaska

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

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.