Nationally Recognized Hydroturbine Expert Almquist Joins HDR

Hydroturbine expert Charlie Almquist has joined HDR as a senior consultant. His roles and responsibilities include working closely with HDR's global hydropower team and lending his extensive knowledge of field testing of power generation equipment and other projects requiring his expertise.

Almquist is a nationally recognized professional in hydroturbine efficiency measurements and performance improvements. With more than 43 years of experience, he’s led clients through complex power generations projects including research, development and applications in fluid mechanics, thermodynamics and heat transfer, transport processes and computer-controlled instrumentation systems. A go-to resource in the hydropower industry, he has published nearly 60 articles on topics including hydroelectric power, water resources and environment, and flow measurement.

Almquist holds a doctorate degree in water resources from The University of Texas at Austin, a master’s in water resources from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a bachelor’s in engineering science from California Institute of Technology.

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