Alaska Hydrokinetic Energy Research Center (AHERC)
AHERC is a collaborative research center made up of faculty, staff, and students throughout the UA system. Researcher’s self‐identify with AHERC through projects, while remaining housed within their major academic unit or organization.
Jeremy Kasper, Institute of Northern Engineering
Jeremy is a Research Assistant Professor and the Program Director of AHERC.
Jerome Johnson, Institute of Northern Engineering
Jerry is a Research Professor and the Senior Research Advisor to AHERC.
Paul Duvoy, Alaska Center for Energy and Power
Paul is a Research Professional with ACEP, and focuses on the numerical and analytical modeling for hydrokinetic resources assessment and debris mitigation, field measurements and data analysis.
Gwen Holdmann, Alaska Center for Energy and Power
Gwen is the Director of ACEP.
Nick Konefal, Alaska Center for Energy and Power
Nick is a Research Engineer with ACEP working on the video debris observation system.
Marc Mueller-Stoffels, Alaska Center for Energy and Power
Marc is a Research Assistant Professor with INE. He works with AHERC on the video debris observations system and active control systems.
Rorik Peterson, Alaska Center for Energy and Power
Rorik is an Associate Professor of Mechanical and Chemical Engineering with CEM. His current AHERC related projects include an AEA sponsored project with Boschma Research Inc. to collect data on the deployment of BRI's CycloTurbine hydrokinetic energy system at Igiugig, AK.
Dominique Pride, Alaska Center for Energy and Power
Dominique is a Ph.D. student with ACEP working on the economics of renewable power generation.
Andrew Seitz, School of Fisheries & Ocean Sciences
Andrew focuses on the environmental impacts of hydrokinetic devices, specifically to fishes.
AHERC Advisory Council
AHERC has an Advisory Council that includes key hydrokinetic stakeholders throughout the state. The goal of the council is to guide the development of AHERC’s research agenda and ensure its work is relevant, responsive and utilized. Council membership is intended to represent a broad cross section of stakeholders representing developers and manufacturers, energy and resource advisors, rural and tribal organizations, regulatory agencies, utilities, and universities. This group meets on an annual basis to provide insight and expertise to ensure AHERC is well informed of research needs, industry trends, and potential issues related to the technology sector.
- Alaska Energy Authority
- Denali Commission
- ABS Alaska
- Pulse Tidal
- Alaska Power & Telephone
- Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center, University of Washington
- Ocean Renewable Power Company
- National Renewable Energy Laboratory
- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
- Yukon River Inter-Tribal Watershed Council