Thomas D. Ashwill

Title: Professional Engineer
Company: Sandia National Laboratories
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

Thomas Ashwill, Professional Engineer at Sandia National Laboratories, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Engineers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in wind turbine engineering.

Mr. Ashwill obtained a Bachelor of Science in 1975 and subsequently a Master of Science in 1976 in civil structural engineering with the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. From 1981 to 2011, he found much success as a professional engineer with Sandia National Laboratories, a national security and nuclear science research facility whose mission is to develop, engineer, and test non-nuclear components of nuclear weapons and high technology. Mr. Ashwill’s primary areas of expertise in the laboratory’s Wind Energies Technologies Department included wind energy systems, innovative blade design, element modeling and analysis, fatigue analysis, structural analysis and aeroelastic tailoring. His work has received numerous accolades including for outstanding leadership in helping develop the Sandia Wind Turbine Blade Workshop. Since 2012, Mr. Ashwill has prospered as principal in Thomas Ashwill Consulting in Albuquerque. 

Mr. Ashwill attributes most of his success to having the opportunity to work with people who are intelligent and motivated, whose guidance and mentorship played a vital role in his success. As a career highlight, he cites his scientific contribution as an author regarding wind turbine technology, noting that his work has been published in over 40 publications. In the coming years, Mr. Ashwill is looking forward to enjoying his retirement in the cabin that he is currently building and to continue spending time with his grandchildren.

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