Thomas Acker, Ph.D.
Northern Arizona University
Wind Power Grid Integration; Water Energy Projects; Wind Resource Modeling
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Colorado State University, December 1995
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Colorado State University, May 1990
B.S., Engineering Science, Colorado State University, May 1987
Tom Acker is the director of the Institute for Sustainable Energy Solutions. He has spent the last 16 years teaching Mechanical Engineering at Northern Arizona University. His recent research focus has been on wind power integration, wind flow modeling via mesoscale and micro-scale (CFD) methods, wind assessment, water/energy projects, Native American applications of renewable energy, and agricultural/energy projects. Through his many years of experience, Dr. Acker provides leadership and guidance to graduate and undergraduate students and staff on their own research for the institute.