2018 Engineering Leader Under 40: Liz Walls, 39
Head of Research and Development, One Energy Enterprises LLC, Findlay, OH, United States
Liz 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.