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Mark Weimar

Mark Weimar

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
Richland, WA 99352

Biography

Mark Weimar has been at PNNL since 1993. His professional career includes a broad range of experience from agricultural policy to energy policy using the modeling of systems. While Dr. Weimar worked for the USDA, he was its poultry forecaster, cross-commodity forecaster, and Dairy Research Section Leader.

His background in finance, marketing, economics, risk analysis, and visualization provides him with a key set of tools to analyze market incentives, assess market penetration capability, and develop excise tax revenue forecasting models. Key work while at PNNL includes developing pricing and incentives for the TWRS performance-based contracting; analyzing the survivability of the Russian Grid; analyzing motor fuel tax evasion; and using visualization tools such as Starlight, Inspire, and OmniViz. He is currently working on a project to analyze the threat of biological WMD.

Research Interests

  • Econometric Modeling
  • Financial Modeling
  • Market Assessment
  • Cost Benefit Analysis
  • Return on Investment
  • Chemical and Biological Weapons Non-proliferation
  • Signature Development and Visualization

Education and Credentials

  • B.S., Agricultural and Resource Economics, Oregon State University
  • Ph.D., Iowa State University, Department of Economics

PNNL Publications

2016

2015

  • Chick LA, MR Weimar, GA Whyatt, and MR Powell. 2015. "The Case for Natural Gas Fueled Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Power Systems for Distributed Generation." Fuel Cells 15(1):49-60.  doi:10.1002/fuce.201400103

2014

  • Balducci PJ, CA Antonopoulos, SL Clements, WJ Gorrissen, H Kirkham, KA Ruiz, DL Smith, MR Weimar, C Gardner, and J Varney. 2014. Smart Grid Status and Metrics Report Appendices PNNL-23461, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Balducci PJ, MR Weimar, and H Kirkham. 2014. Smart Grid Status and Metrics ReportPNNL-23423, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Brooks KP, KL Simmons, and MR Weimar. 2014. "Systems Engineering of Chemical Hydrogen Storage, Pressure Vessel and Balance of Plant for Onboard Hydrogen Storage." Chapter IV.B.2 in 2014 Progress Report for the DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program, vol. DOE/GO-102014-4504, pp. 30-35.  U.S. Department of Energy, Washington DC. 

2013

2011

2010

  • Boyd BK, WJ Gorrissen, JR Hand, JA Horner, AC Orrell, BJ Russo, MR Weimar, JL Williamson, and RJ Nesse. 2010. American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Federal Energy Management Program Technical Assistance Project 282 Renewable Energy Opportunities at Fort Gordon, GeorgiaPNNL-19710, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Orrell AC, AR Kora, BJ Russo, JL Williamson, MR Weimar, WJ Gorrissen, and DR Dixon. 2010. Renewable Energy Opportunities at Yuma Proving Ground, ArizonaPNNL-19543, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Weimar MR, DS Daly, and TW Wood. 2010. "Using Economic Input/Output Tables to Predict a Country’s Nuclear Status." In Proceedings of the 51st Annual Meeting of the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management, July 11-15, 2010, Baltimore, Maryland.  INMM, Deerfield, IL. 
  • Brown SA, AC Orrell, AE Solana, JL Williamson, JR Hand, BJ Russo, MR Weimar, S Rowley, and RJ Nesse. 2010. Renewable Energy Opportunities at Fort Drum, New YorkPNNL-19886, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Kreyling SJ, AJ Brothers, SM Short, JR Phillips, and MR Weimar. 2010. "AN ANALYTICAL FRAMEWORK FOR ASSESSING RELIABLE NUCLEAR FUEL SERVICE APPROACHES: ECONOMIC AND NON-PROLIFERATION MERITS OF NUCLEAR FUEL LEASING." In Proceedings of the 51st Annual Meeting of the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management, July 11-15, 2010, Baltimore, Maryland.  INMM, Deerfield, IL. 
  • Lu N, YV Makarov, and MR Weimar. 2010. The Wide-area Energy Management System Phase 2 Final ReportPNNL-19720, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Lu N, YV Makarov, MR Weimar, F Rudolph, S Murthy, J Arseneaux, C Loutan, and S Chowdhury. 2010. THE WIDE-AREA ENERGY STORAGE AND MANAGEMENT SYSTEM PHASE II Final Report - Flywheel Field Tests PNNL-19669, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Lu N, MR Weimar, YV Makarov, F Rudolph, S Murthy, J Arseneaux, and C Loutan. 2010. "An Evaluation of the Flywheel Potential for Providing Regulation Service in California." In 2010 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting.  Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Piscataway, NJ.  doi:10.1109/PES.2010.5590114
  • Orrell AC, AR Kora, BJ Russo, JA Horner, JL Williamson, MR Weimar, WJ Gorrissen, RJ Nesse, and DR Dixon. 2010. Renewable Energy Opportunties at Dugway Proving Ground, UtahPNNL-19436, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Phillips JR, SJ Kreyling, SM Short, and MR Weimar. 2010. "Economic and Nonproliferation Analysis Framework for Assessing Reliable Nuclear Fuel Service Arrangements." In Pacific Northwest International Conference (PNIC) on Global Nuclear Security -- the Decade Ahead, April 11-16, 2010, Portland, OR.  Institute of Nuclear Materials Management, Deerfield, IL. 
  • Solana AE, BK Boyd, JA Horner, WJ Gorrissen, AC Orrell, MR Weimar, JR Hand, BJ Russo, and JL Williamson. 2010. Renewable Energy Opportunities at Fort Polk, LouisianaPNNL-20002, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Solana AE, JA Horner, BJ Russo, WJ Gorrissen, AR Kora, MR Weimar, JR Hand, AC Orrell, and JL Williamson. 2010. Renewable Energy Assessment Methodology for Japanese OCONUS Army InstallationsPNNL-19708, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Solana AE, JA Horner, BJ Russo, WJ Gorrissen, AR Kora, MR Weimar, JR Hand, AC Orrell, and JL Williamson. 2010. Renewable Energy Opportunities at the Kanto Installations, JapanPNNL-19709, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 

2009

  • Lu N, MR Weimar, YV Makarov, J Ma, and VV Viswanathan. 2009. The Wide-Area Energy Storage and Management System – Battery Storage EvaluationPNNL-18679, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Short SM, MR Weimar, SJ Kreyling, ZN Gastelum, JR Phillips, and TW Wood. 2009. "NUCLEAR FUEL LEASING – AN ASSESSMENT OF ECONOMIC AND NONPROLIFERATION BENEFITS." In Global 2009: The Nuclear Fuel Cycle: Sustainable Options and Industrial Perspectives, September 6-11, 2009, Paris, France, vol. INIS-FR--09-1167, p. Paper No. 9350.  IAEA, Vienna, Austria. 

2008

2007

  • Wood TW, BA Reichmuth, MR Weimar, RF O'Brien, and MD Milazzo. 2007. "Identification of High Risk Intermediaries in Global Networks Transferring Sensitive Technology and Information." In Addressing Verification Challenges: Proceeding of an International Safeguards Symposium on Addressing Verification Challenges, October 16-20, 2006, Vienna, Austria, no. IAEA-CN--148/22, pp. 41-46.  International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, Austria. 

2004

  • Weimar MR, TW Wood, BA Reichmuth, and WL Johnson. 2004. "Using A High-Temperature Hydrogen Co-Generation Reactor To Optimize Both Economic and Environmental Performance." In Proceedings of 15th Annual U.S. Hydrogen Conference and Hydrogen Expo USA, pp. 123-139.  National Hydrogen Association, Washington, DC. 
  • Whitney PD, MR Weimar, and AJ Calapristi. 2004. "Exploratory Analysis of Transaction Data." In Proceedings of MLMTA'04 - The 2004 International Conference on Machine Learning; Models, Technologies and Applications , vol. Volume 2 , pp. 973-976.  CSREA Press, Bogart, GA. 

2003

  • Balducci PJ, JM Roop, LA Schienbein, JG DeSteese, and MR Weimar. 2003. "Electric Power Interruption Cost Estimates for Individual Industries, Sectors and the U.S. Economy." In Proceedings of 25th National Industrial Energy Technology Conference, pp. 109-118.  Texas A&M, Houston, TX. 
  • Weimar MR, TW Wood, BA Reichmuth, and WL Johnson. 2003. "Optimizing a High-Temperature Hydrogen Co-generation Reactor for Both Economic and Environmental Performance." In Global 2003: Atoms for Prosperity: Updating Eisenhowers Global Vision for Nuclear Energy, November 16-20, 2003, New Orleans, LA, United States, pp. 1499-1508.  American Nuclear Society, La Grange Park, IL. 
  • Young JK, MR Weimar, PJ Balducci, LL Fassbender, and M Hernandez. 2003. Tank Riser Pit Decontamination System (Pit Viper) Return on Investment and Break-Even AnalysisPNNL-14308, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 

2002

2001

  • Jaksch JA, III, MR Weimar, JK Young, WJ Taylor, PT Furlong, RD Feldman, and R Diprinzio. 2001. "Privatization: The Use of Risk, Economic and Finance Models to Ensure Its Success." The Journal of Structured Finanace 6(4):37-48. 

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