Samuel Springate is an MS student in the Mechanical Engineering Department. As a Graduate Research Assistant in the Solar Energy Lab under Dr. Michael J. Wagner, his research focuses on the real-time analysis & optimization of concentrated solar power systems & thermal storage technologies. Prior to attending UW-Madison, Samuel received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Kentucky. His passion for the power & energy industry drives his interest in the Energy Analysis & Policy Graduate Certificate program. As an engineer, Samuel aspires to lead projects and collaborate with innovative leaders in energy.