Alyssa McQuilling, Ph.D.

Advanced Environmental Engineer, Energy & Environment – Alabama

P: 205-581-2392


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Alyssa McQuilling, Ph.D., provides onsite testing support and data analysis for the Front-of-Meter and Behind-the-Meter Storage Testing programs in Birmingham. She has worked at Southern Research since early 2016 and joined the energy storage research team in 2017. Including her doctoral research, Dr. McQuilling has nearly 10 years of research experience in air quality, energy, and agricultural topics.

During her time at Southern Research, Dr. McQuilling has worked on projects ranging from energy storage to greenhouse gas emissions inventories and nutrient management in agricultural systems. She was awarded funding through the USDA-NIFA program as a co-PI on a project investigating “Nutrient use efficiency in multi-trophic aquaculture production” with Auburn University.  She also oversaw the operation and commissioning of two energy storage systems at Southern Research during the past year.

Her scientific record includes peer-reviewed publications and presentations on a wide range of topics, from agricultural ammonia emissions, the national ammonia emissions inventory, nutrient cycling, and energy storage testing and its role for the grid in the Southeastern United States.

Alyssa received her BS in Environmental Engineering from North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC and her MS and PhD from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA.