Brendan McBennett

Brendan grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina and studied mathematics and German as an undergraduate at UNC Chapel Hill. After spending a year as an exchange student at the University of Ulm in southern Germany, he became interested in renewable energy integration into electric power systems. He subsequently worked for two years at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, specializing in simulating the operational effects of connecting large-scale wind and solar generators to South Asian electricity grids. He is now a graduate student at CU Boulder, where he studies heat transport in nanoscale materials using a combination of EUV tabletop experiments and simulation. Brendan also enjoys running, playing viola, strategy board games and history.

Brendan McBennett photo.
X428 (office)
B1B19 (lab)