- MEEM 930
- Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
- PhD, Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin–Madison
- MS, Mechanical Engineering Northern Arizona University
- BS, Engineering Mechanics, University of Wisconsin–Madison
Dr. Dyreson leads the Great Lakes Energy Group, where she uses energy analysis and grid-scale modeling to study the performance of renewable technologies and the operation of future electric power systems, with a focus on the impacts of climate change on those systems in the U.S. Great Lakes region. Her research links power plant-level thermodynamic models, climate models, hydrology models, and electricity grid operation models to understand how weather and climate change impact future power systems, both as individual components (i.e. snow shedding off of solar panels) and as a whole (balancing hourly grid operations during a heat wave). Dr. Dyreson is passionate about teaching and improving the diversity of Mechanical Engineering as a discipline. Dr. Dyreson has a background in solar energy (PhD Mechanical Engineering, 2018, University of Wisconsin–Madison and MS Mechanical Engineering, 2014, Northern Arizona University) and electricity grid modeling (Post-doctoral researcher 2018-2020, Grid Systems, National Renewable Energy Laboratory). Dr. Dyreson holds a BS in Engineering Mechanics from University of Wisconsin–Madison as a registered Professional Engineer (Wisconsin).
Seeking PhD Student Interested in Climate Change Impacts on Electrical Power Systems
This is a PhD funded student position in mechanical engineering-engineering mechanics.
Links of Interest
- Faculty Webpage
- Multi-Sector Dynamics Community of Practice Working Group
- Great Lakes Research Center
- Ecosystem Science Center
- Institute of Computing and Cybersystems
- Tech Forward Initiative on Sustainability and Resilience at MTU
Areas of Expertise
- Solar photovoltaic and thermal power plants
- Electricity grid operational modeling
- Energy-water nexus
- Grid integration under high penetrations of wind and solar energy
- Drought and heat impacts on power systems
- Thermal power plant modeling
- Hybrid power plant value propositions
- Electricity load modeling
2022. Dyreson, A. R., Devineni, N., Turner, S., DeSilva, T., Miara, A., Voisin, N., Cohen, S., Macknick,
J., The Role of Regional Connections in Planning for Future Power System Operations
under Climate Extremes. Earth's Future. Wiley / American Geophysical Union. https://doi.org/10.1029/
2022. Cohen, S., Dyreson, A. R., Turner, S., Tidwell, V., Voisin, N., Miara, A., A multi-model framework for assessing
long- and short-term climate influences on the electric grid. Applied Energy. Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.
2022. Reed, P., Hadjimichael, A., Moss, R., Brelsford, C., Burleyson, C., Cohen, S., Dyreson, A. R., Gold, D., Gupta, R., Keller, K., M., Monier, E., Morris, J., Srikrishnan, V., Voisin,
N., Yoon, J., Multisector Dynamics: Advancing the Science of Complex Adaptive Human-Earth
Systems. Earth's Future. American Geophysical Union. http://doi.org/10.1029/
2021. Turner, S. W., Nelson, K., Voisin, N., Tidwell, V., Miara, A., Dyreson, A. R., Cohen, S., Mantena, D., Jin, J., Warnken, P., others, A multi-reservoir model for projecting drought impacts on thermoelectric disruption risk across the Texas power grid. Energy 231, 120892. Elsevier.
2020. Voisin, N., Dyreson, A. R., Fu, T., O'Connell, M., Turner, S. W., Zhou, T., Macknick, J., Impact of climate change on water availability and its propagation through the Western US power grid. Applied Energy 276, 115467. Elsevier.
2017. Dyreson, A. R., Klein, S., Miller, F. K., Modeling Radiative-Convective Panels for Nighttime Passive Cooling Applications. Journal of Solar Energy Engineering 139(5). American Society of Mechanical Engineers Digital Collection.
2016. Monger, S. H., Morgan, E. R., Dyreson, A. R., Acker, T. L., Applying the kriging method to predicting irradiance variability at a potential PV power plant. Renewable Energy 86, 602--610. Elsevier.
2016. Dyreson, A. R., Miller, F., Night sky cooling for concentrating solar power plants. Applied Energy 180, 276--286. Elsevier.
2014. Dyreson, A. R., Morgan, E. R., Monger, S. H., Acker, T. L., Modeling solar irradiance smoothing for large PV power plants using a 45-sensor network and the Wavelet Variability Model. Solar Energy 110, 482--495. Elsevier.
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