Jesse Roberts has led Sandia National Laboratories’ Marine and Hydrokinetic Market (MHK) Acceleration and Deployment efforts within the Water Power Technologies program since its inception in 2009. This research is focused on developing and applying numerical modeling tools to assess potential changes to the physical and acoustic environment caused by the operation of MHK arrays. Jesse also leads crosscutting research on sediment stability and foundation impact analysis for Offshore Wind. In 1999, Jesse began his career at Sandia working on water resource and sediment management research. He co-founded Sandia’s Soil and Sediment Transport Group and holds two patents for devices that make direct measurement of sediment erosion and transport properties in riverine, lake, and oceanic environments. He received his Master’s Degree in Mechanical and Environmental Engineering from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1998.