Derek Berry

SpecialitySenior Wind Technology Engineer, NREL
Derek Berry is a Senior Engineer at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colorado and the Director of the Wind Turbine Technology Area within the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI) – a Manufacturing USA Institute. He leads the NREL/IACMI team in the research of innovative composite materials and manufacturing for wind turbine blades and other components. From 2009 to 2014, Derek was the NREL Engineering Supervisor at the Wind Technology Testing Center (WTTC) located in Boston, Massachusetts, where he was responsible for large scale wind turbine blade test engineering operations. He also currently serves as the United States delegate and secretary to the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) technical committee for Wind Turbine Blade Design and Manufacturing (IEC 61400-5). Prior to joining NREL, Derek spent 15 years as a wind blade design, manufacturing and testing engineer at TPI Composites in Warren, Rhode Island. Derek is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy with a degree in aeronautical engineering.