Graduate Research Assistant, University of Texas at Austin

Thomas began his graduate education after four years working in industry as an engineering consultant in the areas of campus utility distribution, central utility plant design, and commercial building design. During his time at UT, he is exploring the implications of integrating large amounts of renewable energy into the electric grid. He is using that understanding to evaluate how urban energy systems can utilize thermal energy storage, demand response, and other strategies to lower their costs and improve the operation of grids that contain large amounts of renewable energy generation.

Experience

  • –present
    Graduate Research Assistant, University of Texas at Austin