Research Engineer
Research Engineer


Mark Severy is a research engineer working within the Coastal Sciences Division at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Mark is a licensed mechanical engineer and excels in interdisciplinary projects combining energy, environment, technology, and policy. His work at PNNL focuses on addressing some of the challenges of offshore wind energy development in the United States. In particular, Mark works on projects to understand the environmental effects from offshore wind, develop technologies to monitor marine wildlife, characterize offshore wind speeds with measurements from a buoy, and analyze the electrical transmission system’s capability to interconnect large amounts of offshore wind generation. Outside of the ocean environment, Mark has done analysis and design across a range of other renewable energy technologies including, solar, wind, microgrids, and biomass energy.


  • Master of Science, Environmental Resources Engineering, Humboldt State University, 2013
  • Bachelor of Science, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, 2011
  • Professional Engineer, Mechanical Engineering, State of California, 2016



  • Gorton A.M., L.M. Sheridan, and M. Severy. 2021. "From Sea to Shining Sea: Addressing Offshore Wind Challenges with Buoy-based Technology." Marine Technology Reporter 10, no. 83. PNNL-SA-166498.
  • Severy M., and L.E. Weicht. 2021. Reliability for Marine Energy Power Systems. PNNL-31422. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.


  • Ortega C., A. Younes, M. Severy, C. Chamberlin, and A. Jacobson. 2020. "Resource and Load Compatibility Assessment of Wind Energy Offshore of Humboldt County, California." Energies 13, no. 21:5707. PNNL-SA-156580. doi:10.3390/en13215707