Nathan Post is a research associate professor in engineering at the Roux Institute and has a joint appointment in Civil and Environmental Engineering and Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at Northeastern. He has experience in experimental mechanics, system design, data acquisition and analysis, machine learning, and uncertainty estimation. Post’s interdisciplinary engineering research is centered on studying the mechanics of materials and structures, with applications in advanced manufacturing, sustainable materials, renewable energy, and energy efficiency materials and structures.
Post received earned his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering at Clarkson University and his master’s and Ph.D. in Engineering Mechanics from Virginia Tech where he studied fatigue of fiber reinforced polymer matrix composites. Following graduate school, Post worked working on full-scale structural testing of wind turbine blades at the Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy Systems in Bremerhaven Germany and then at the National Renewable Energy Lab in Boulder and Boston. Prior to joining The Roux Institute, Post led the technology development at WindESCo, a Boston-based startup focused on wind energy analytics and wind farm optimization.