ACEP welcomes three new faculty

The Institute of Northern Engineering and the Alaska Center for Energy & Power recently added three new assistant research professors to their team: George Roe, Jeremy Kasper and Marc Mueller-Stoffels.

George Roe earned his Master’s of Mechanical Engineering from the University of Washington and his Master’s of Arts in Community Leadership from Fuller Seminary. George spent the last 25 years at Boeing and brings extensive university training and industry experience including a strong emphasis in mechanical engineering and system engineering disciplines. Roe’s focus at ACEP will involve engaging communities and industry partners in defining and solving research questions and identifying potential global opportunities for ACEP and other Alaska-based solutions.

Jeremy Kasper holds a Bachelor of Arts degree (Physics, Reed College) and a Ph.D. in Oceanography from UAF’s School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences. From 2010 until 2012, Kasper was a postdoctoral investigator at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Kasper’s expertise is in monitoring and understanding near-shore physical oceanography. He will work closely with ACEP’s Alaska Hydrokinetic Energy Research Center to characterize the hydrology and debris at the Nenana River in-river hydrokinetic energy test site and other locations around the state. He is also working closely with the City and Borough of Yakutat to develop and execute a study plan of available wave energy offshore of Yakutat, Alaska.

Marc Mueller-Stoffels began his work with ACEP as a UAF PhD candidate in 2010 and was appointed into a Post-Doctoral Fellow position after his graduation in the Spring of 2012.  During his time at ACEP Mueller-Stoffels was instrumental in developing the Power Systems Integration (PSI) Laboratory and will lead the PSI program for ACEP in this new faculty position, investigating ways to improve how renewable resources can be successfully integrated into small, isolated power systems.