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Nicole Ryan


Research Assistant

  • Ph.D. Resource Policy & Behavior, University of Michigan, 2020
  • Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, 2020
  • M.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, 2016
  • M.S. Sustainable Systems, University of Michigan, 2016
  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering, North Carolina State University, 2013
Research Interests

Nicole is interested in developing a more sustainable infrastructure for producing electricity, by optimizing the use of current generation assets and advancing alternative energy resources, with the goal of reducing emissions and waste. While obtaining her undergraduate degree Nicole participated in a co-op with Duke Energy for one year, where she gained experience in the operation and maintenance of coal fired power plants and natural gas combustion turbine combined cycle plants. After graduation she worked for Burns & McDonnell in their OnSite Energy and Power group creating dispatch models, feasibility studies and designs for combined heat and power plants. Nicole graduated from North Carolina State University in 2013 with a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a minor in Environmental Science.