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2018 Engineering Leader Under 40: Liz Walls, 39

Head of Research and Development, One Energy Enterprises LLC, Findlay, OH, United States

By McKenzie Burns, Production Coordinator September 13, 2018

Liz Walls, One Energy Enterprises LLCLiz Walls, 39
Head of Research & Development
One Energy Enterprises LLC, Findlay, OH, United States
MS Mechanical Engineering, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Liz has worked on a wide range of engineering topics, including software design and development; turbine blade, tower, and foundation loads measurement using strain gauges; wind measurement campaigns including programming data loggers and configuring network; turbine sound propagation modeling; advanced signal processing algorithm development; wind resource assessment; and wind farm operational assessments. Her combination of programming skills and development of a new wind flow modeling algorithm led to her creation of Continuum, a wind flow modeling software being used around the world. For her work, Liz was recognized as one of Windpower’s 2016 Innovators of the Year. She also played a role in the development and testing of Vaisala’s Triton SODAR and has presented several podium and poster presentations at AWEA conferences. In addition, Liz co-founded Cancalia Engineering & Consulting LLC in 2014, which was then acquired by One Energy at the end of 2016.

Fun Fact: To date, Liz has completed six half marathons, one marathon, a sprint triathlon, numerous 5ks, and, soon, a Spartan race.