Robert McMurry

Research and Development Engineer 2

530.752.0345 |

Robert McMurry is an R&D Engineer with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from New Mexico State University. Roberts’s professional career began as a research assistant at the Mechanical Engineering Department at NMSU. His research included simulating damage cases of structural components, modeling them, and verifying the models through modal analysis experiments. Robert used his experience in both farming and engineering to manage overhead irrigation at New Morning Farm, and later, took his knowledge to CURES where he educated growers on current best management practices for reducing pesticide runoff though proper sprayer setup and calibration. Most recently, Robert worked as a design engineer and consultant, developing a concept for a human electric hybrid drive vehicle for prototyping, and evaluating harmonic impacts of a prototype Vertical Axis Wind Turbine for Wind Harvest International. Robert joined the WCEC in 2013 where he worked with Theresa Pistochini on implementation of WCEC’s environment chamber, helped develop the tracer gas system, and is currently evaluating energy impacts and air quality tradeoffs of ventilation strategies in California Schools.