Shelaine L Curd

Shelaine L Curd

Technical Project Leader, ESD


Shelaine has an M.S. from Frostburg State University in Applied Ecology and Conservation Biology and has a technical background in computer science, statistics, and aquatic ecology. Shelaine has supported projects for various federal agencies throughout her career including NASA’s Large Scale Biosphere Experiment in the Amazonia (LBA), NASA’s Boreal Ecosystem-Atmosphere Study (BOREAS), USGS National Biological Information Infrastructure and the Fire Research and Management Exchange System (FRAMES). She has more than 16 years’ experience managing people and projects and received her Project Management Professional certification in 2009. Shelaine currently serves the Oak Ridge National Laboratory Energy-Water Resources Systems Group as the Operations Manager and Principle Investigator on several hydropower related projects.


Witt, A., Smith, B., Tsakiris, A., Papanicolaou, T., Lee, K., Stewart, K., DeNeale, S., Bevelhimer, M., Pries, J., Burress, T., Pracheil, B., McManamay, R., Curd, S., Ekici, K., Kuntz, B., Bishop Jr., N., Fernandez, A., Welch, T., Rabon, D. 2017.  Exemplary Design Envelope Specification for Standard Modular Hydropower Technology, Revision 1. ORNL/TM-2016/298.

Stewart, K.M., B.T. Smith, A. Witt, S. DeNeale, M. Bevelhimer, J.L. Pries, T.A. Burress, S.-C. Kao, M. Mobley, K. Lee, S. Curd, A. Tsakiris, C. Mooneyham, T. Papanicolaou, K. Ekici, M. Whisenant, T. Welch, and D. Rabon (2017), Simulation and Modeling Capability for Standard Modular Hydropower Technology. ORNL/TM-2017/175, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN.

McManamay, R. A.; N. Samu, S-C. Kao, M. S. Bevelhimer, S. C. Hetrick. 2015.  A Multi-scale Spatial Approach to Address Environmental Effects of Small Hydropower Development.  Environmental Management (1025) 55:217-243.  DOI 10.1007/s00267-014-0371-2. 

McManamay, R.A.; P.W. Bonsall, S.C. Hetrick and B.T. Smith.  2013.  Digital Mapping and Environmental Characterization of National Wild and Scenic River Systems.  ORNL/TM-2013/356.

Hadjerioua, B.; S-C. Kao, R. A. McManamay, F.K. Pasha, D. Yeasmin, A.A. Oubeidillah, N. M. Samu, K. M. Stewart, M. S. Bevelhimer, S. L. Hetrick, Y. Wei. and B. Smith. 2013. An Assessment of Energy Potential from New Stream-Reach Development in the United States.  Initial Report on Methodology.  ORNL/Tm-2012/298.

Johnson GE, MS Bevelhimer, KB Larson, JD Tagestad, JW Saulsbury, RA McManamay, CA Duberstein, CR DeRolph, SL Hetrick, BT Smith, and SH Geerlofs. The Integrated Basin Scale Opportunity Assessment Initiative: Phase 1 Methodology and Preliminary Scoping Assessments for the Connecticut River and Roanoke River Basins. PNNL-22807.

Hadjerioua, Boualem, S-C Kao, R.A. McManamay, F.K. Pasha, D. Yeasmin, A.A. Oubeidillah, N.M. Samu, K.M. Stewart, M.S. Bevelhimer, S.L. Hetrick, Y.Wei and B.T. Smith.  2013.  An Assessment of Energy Potential From New Stream-Reach Development in the United States.  ORNL/TM-2012/298.

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