Nicole Ryan

Doctoral Track: 
Resource Policy and Behavior (RPB)
Entering year: 

MS, University of Michigan (mechanical engineering), 2016

MS, University of Michigan (sustainable systems), 2016

BS, North Carolina State University (mechanical engineering), 2013

Nicole Ryan 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.