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About UsRCAM Technologies

Founded initially to develop concrete additive manufacturing technologies (3DCP) for wind energy applications, the company’s vision for wind energy is to develop land-based and offshore wind turbine towers and substructures up to 250-m tall at half the cost of conventional tall tower technologies. RCAM Technologies’ team, partners, and advisors have been carefully selected to provide world-leading expertise in key disciplines needed to dominate industrial concrete additive manufacturing markets.

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Funded by the California Energy Commission Grant EPC-17-023, this project will reduce technological and economic barriers to upgrading, repowering, and expanding wind power generation in California by enabling cost effective deployment of taller towers built onsite. The project will ultimately increase new and repowered wind capacity in California and will generate lower cost clean energy for California ratepayers while increasing net jobs constructing and operating California wind plants

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Jason Cotrell, MSE, MBA | CEO of RCAM technologies

The inventor of several RCAM Technologies’ patents and wind turbine tower designs, Jason provides the team with cross cutting knowledge in concrete additive manufacturing, wind energy, machine design, technoeconomic analysis, business acumen, and project management obtained during a 22-year career at the U.S. Depart of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). LinkedIn

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Mo Li, Ph.D

Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science at the University of California, Irvine (UCI).

Her expertise is in advanced and multifunctional materials and structures, concrete additive manufacturing, fracture mechanics, distributed sensing method, and industrial ecology. She also has 15 years of experience with engineered cementitious composites that feature extraordinarily large tensile ductility.

She directs the Advanced Infrastructure Materials Manufacturing and Research Laboratory at UCI, and has access to the UCI Large-Scale Structural Testing Hall. She has served as principal investigator for a number of federal-, state- and industry-funded research projects, including three DOE projects that focus on innovative concrete technologies, advanced manufacturing and monitoring methods for energy-related applications. LinkedIn

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Xiaopeng Li Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Irvine. He received his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from UCI in 2018. His key expertise is in advanced concrete technology, novel cementitious materials and sensors, reinforced concrete structural design, testing, finite element analysis, and health monitoring. He has extensive research experience with several federal- and state-funded research projects.

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Yun Chen Wu, MSCE

A doctoral student in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Irvine. His expertise is in the rheology, microstructure and durability of geopolymers and cementitious materials. He also has extensive experience with advanced materials characterization techniques such as high-resolution optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, X-ray powder diffraction analysis, solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, and X-ray micro-computed tomography.

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Technical advisorsC.P. (Sandy) Butterfield

Sandy has been an innovator and leader in wind energy his entire career. Prior to founding Boulder Wind consulting Sandy co-founded Boulder Wind Power, a startup company that developed an innovative direct drive generator technology.  Prior to that he spent over 24 years at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), most recently as Chief Engineer at NREL’s National Wind Test Center and leader of the Gearbox Reliability Collaborative.  His work at NREL included aerodynamics research, testing, design reviews, contract management, manager of the applied research program and leader of the certification / standards program.

Sandy is currently Chairman of IECRE the IEC Renewable Energy Conformity Assessment System (www.IECRE.Org ). He still serves on several IEC international standards committees. LinkedIn

Phil J. Barutha | Owner of BBE LLC

An expert in wind plant construction and scheduling, Phil has supervised over 1,200 MW of wind plant construction while working at Mortenson Construction, and leads the construction scheduling and logistics analysis for Iowa State’s DOE funded Hexcrete concrete tower project. He has 15 years of field engineering, project engineering, and project management expertise, and is completing a Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering in June 2018 at Iowa State University.