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Ophelia Loree

Research Engineer

Center for Microgrid Research

  • Education
  • MS in Electrical Engineering, University of St. Thomas - projected 2024
    BS in Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota, 2017

  • Expertise
  • Power Systems, Controls, Electric Vehicles, Distribution Management Applications

After graduating with her bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Ophelia Loree started her career in the medical device  space, working in research and process development for a new aortic heart valve. Loree's passion for renewable energy and decarbonizing the grid compelled her to shift her career path and brought her to the University of St. Thomas where she enrolled as a graduate student in the electrical engineering master's program. This shift paved the way for her transition into a power systems focused role at  OSI/Aspentech, where she collaborated with utilities on enhancing their distribution and outage management systems. Most recently, Ms. Loree expressed her excitement about joining the St. Thomas Center for Microgrid Research team:  "I couldn’t be more excited. The opportunity to work on the cutting edge of modernizing the grid in this premiere microgrid research center is truly a dream come true!"