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Matthew T. Boyd

Matthew T. Boyd is a mechanical engineer in the Heat Transfer and Alternative Energy Systems Group of the Energy and Environment Division (EED) of the Engineering Laboratory (EL) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Matt joined the Heat Transfer and Alternative Energy Systems Group as a guest researcher in June 2009 and later as a full-time staff member in September 2010. Before joining NIST, Matt worked at the Solar Energy Laboratory at the University of Wisconsin - Madison where he wrote his Master's thesis on the evaluation and validation of equivalent circuit photovoltaic solar cell performance models.

Matt's work entails modeling the performance of building-integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) panels and validating these models using long-term measured data. Additional efforts include designing and implementing instrumentation and data acquisition systems for PV test facilities and analyzing the sensitivity of pyranometer calibrations. Matt has contributed to the design of four large scale PV installations on the NIST Gaithersburg campus by modeling the effects of shading, site geometry, and wiring and inverter configurations. His current research interests include development of measurement science and models for short-term assessment of residential building retrofits. Matt is a member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).

Matthew T. Boyd


Mechanical Engineer
Energy and Environment Division
Heat Transfer and Alternative Energy Systems Group


University of Wisconsin - Madison,
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, 2010

University of Wisconsin - Madison,
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, 2008


Phone: 301-975-6444
Email: matthew.boyd@nist.gov