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Project Team

Learn more about the project team by reading their biographies.

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Tami Reynolds

Project Manager, Cyber-Physical Security

Tami Reynolds is the Business Development Lead & Program Controller for Secure Cyber Energy Systems group at National Renewable Energy Lab. Tami provides technical leadership on the Distributed Energy Resources Cybersecurity Framework (DERCF) tool. She works closely with industry partners on to develop a deep understanding of applying the Department of Energy (DOE) Cybersecurity Capability Maturity Model (C2M2) and NIST Cybersecurity Framework.

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Anuj Sanghvi

Researcher, Cybersecurity

Anuj Sanghvi is a cybersecurity researcher at NREL, bringing a professional background and master's degree in electrical engineering with a focus on network security. In developing the Distributed Energy Resource Cybersecurity Framework (DERCF) tool, Sanghvi helped lead the technical research for DER cybersecurity.

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Ryan Cryar

Cybersecurity Researcher, Cybersecurity

Ryan is a cybersecurity researcher at NREL in the Energy Security group. He has experience in application development as well as backend development. Within security he specializes in cryptography with a specific interest in public key infrastructure, and connecting energy systems to trust networks. Ryan is the lead developer for the DERCF and DERRM applications.

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Laura Leddy

Researcher, Cybersecurity and Resilience

Laura is a researcher in NREL’s Energy Security and Resilience Center, where her work focuses on integration of cyber and physical resilience. She has a policy background in cyber and energy security, including cybersecurity for critical infrastructure. Laura provides governance research for the Distributed Energy Resource Cybersecurity Framework (DERCF) tool.

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Shane McFly

Senior Cybersecurity Researcher, Cybersecurity Science and Simulation

Shane is a senior cybersecurity researcher in NREL's Cybersecurity Science and Simulation Group. His research interests include cyber physical systems security, complex system architecture, and cyber range development for cybersecurity research exercises. Shane leads the effort toward integrating DER-CF with NREL's Cyber Range.

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Shuva Paul

Cybersecurity Researcher, Cybersecurity and Resiliance

Shuva Paul received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from South Dakota State University, Brookings, South Dakota in 2019. He received his B.S. degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from American International University-Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh, in 2013, and the M.S. degree from American International University-Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh, in 2015, respectively. He is currently working as Researcher III – Cyber Security & Resilience at National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO.

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Jordan Smart

Cybersecurity Researcher, Cybersecurity

Jordan Smart is a Cybersecurity & Resilience Researcher in the Cybersecurity Evaluation and Application Group. He has B.S. in Computer Science with experience in frontend development. He has contributed to the visualization aspect of the Distributed Energy Resources Cybersecurity Framework (DERCF) tool.

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Jordan Peterson

Cybersecurity Researcher, Cybersecurity

Jordan Peterson is a cybersecurity researcher focusing on expanding the capabilities of NREL’s Cyber Range and exploring innovative technologies for the nation’s future grid. Utilizing his master’s degree in computer science with research experience involving cyber-physical systems security, Jordan provides support for integration of the Distributed Energy Resource Cybersecurity Framework (DERCF) into NREL’s Cyber Range capabilities.