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"The inventor of the second wheel made the discovery of the first wheel useful. " 

                                                                                                     From IEA Wind Task 19

Lab Director

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Prof. Linyue Gao

Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, 
University of Colorado Denver

Address: 1200 Larimer Street, Suite NC2024-C, Denver, CO 80204, United States

Email: linyue.gao@ucdenver.edu 

Other links: ResearchGate, Google Scholar, ORCiD

Dr. Gao joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Colorado Denver as an Assistant Professor in August 2022. She received her B.S. and M.S. degrees in Renewable Energy from North China Electric Power University in 2013 and 2016. She received her Ph.D. degree in Aerospace Engineering from Iowa State University in 2019. Dr. Gao joined the St. Anthony Falls Laboratory at the University of Minnesota as a Postdoctoral Associate in 2019 and the Department of Mechanical Engineering at California State University, Sacramento, as an Assistant Professor in 2021. She was the recipient of the China National Scholarship and China Wind Power Scholarship at North China Electric Power University; the Brown Graduate Fellowship, President’s Fellowship, and  Research Excellence Award at Iowa State University;  and the Renewable Energy Commercialization Fellowship from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. 

Awards and Honors in Recent Years (After joining CU Denver in 2022 Fall)

06/2024 - Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement AwardOak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU)

12/2023 - OER Course Grant, The Division for Teaching Innovation and Program Strategy (TIPS), CU Denver

09/2023 - Teaching Innovation Grant, The Division for Teaching Innovation and Program Strategy (TIPS), CU Denver

05/2023 - Open/All-Disciplines Seed Grants Program, Office of Research Services, CU Denver

04/2023 - Young Upwardly Mobile Professors (YUMPs) Award, Center for Faculty Development & Advancement, CU Denver

10/2022 - Young Upwardly Mobile Professors (YUMPs) Award, Center for Faculty Development & Advancement, CU Denver

09/2022 - Small Grant, Office of Research Services, CU Denver

Current Graduate Students

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Sz-Pei Ho (2023-2024)

sz-pei.ho@ucdenver.edu

  • Graduate Education Scholarship (2024)

Current Undergraduate Students

Abraham Cabrera Gonzalez (2023-2025) Website 

abraham.cabreragonzalez@ucdenver.edu 

Juan Hernandez (2023-2025)

juan.hernandezjimenez@ucdenver.edu

  • EUReCA! Summer Fellows (2024)

Summer Interns

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Henry Jackson (2024 Summer)

henry.2.jackson@ucdenver.edu 

  • CU Summer Research Internship [the Denver-Metro Engineering Consortium, funded through a U.S. Department of Defense grant (#HQ00342220005)]

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Rogelio Gutierrez (2024 Summer)

rogelio.gutierrez@ucdenver.edu

  • CU Summer Research Internship [the Denver-Metro Engineering Consortium, funded through a U.S. Department of Defense grant (#HQ00342220005)]

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Elianna Martin (2023 Summer)

elianna.martin@ucdenver.edu 

  • CU Summer Research Internship [the Denver-Metro Engineering Consortium, funded through a U.S. Department of Defense grant (#HQ00342220005)]

Alumni (Undergraduate)

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Dominic Bonato (2022-2024)

dominic.bonato@ucdenver.edu

  • CEDC Apprenticeship (2022-2023)

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Brian Can (2022-2024) Website

brian.can@ucdenver.edu

  • EURēCA! Award (2023-2024)

Jeffrey Peters.HEIC

Jeffrey Peters (2022-2024) Website

jeffrey.3.peters@ucdenver.edu

Ethan Soileau (2023 Fall)

ethan.soileau@ucdenver.edu

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Amaya Iwatsuru (2022 Fall)

kailey.iwatsuru@ucdenver.edu

Alumni (Graduate)

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Sarahanne Mora (2021-2022)

M.Sc. California State University, Sacramento

First position: Project Engineer at Clark Pacific Elk Grove

Website

  • Evergreen Research Assistantship (2021-2022)

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Samuel Tkachuk (2021-2022)

M.Sc. California State University, Sacramento

First position: Controls Engineer at Barry-Wehmiller Design Group

Website

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Andrew Chan (2021-2022)

M.Sc. California State University, Sacramento

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