TITLE : Graduate Student

Design Methodology, Alternative
Energy System Design, Computational Optimization Algorithms, Agents

Bryony DuPont, Ph.D. Candidate

Bryony is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, under the supervision of Dr. Jonathan Cagan. Bryony received her Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio in May 2008. She received her Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in May 2010. She intends to complete her PhD in May 2013.

Bryony's research interests include the mechanical design process and methodology, CAD systems, design optimization, and design for the environment. Her research goals involve the development of computational optimization algorithms that specifically relate to alternative energy design and implementation. Her current research explores the incorporation of dynamic local variables and up-to-date objective modeling into wind turbine micrositing optimization. Her work allowed her the opportunity to spend the summer of 2011 researching full-time at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's National Wind Technology Center in Boulder, Colorado, under the supervision of Dr. Patrick Moriarty.

Bryony has twice served as the teaching assistant for Design for Manufacture and the Environment (DFME), co-taught DFME during the fall 2011 semester, and is co-teaching DFME again during the fall 2012 semester. She is also completing the Future Faculty Program at Carnegie Mellon's Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence, an elective teaching development and documentation program for graduate students who intend to pursue faculty careers.


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