Michael Twedt

Michael Twedt


Lecturer/Program Engineer

Office Building

Crothers Engineering Hall



Mailing Address

Crothers Engineering Hall 226
Mechanical Engineering-Box 2219
University Station
Brookings, SD 57007


Mr. Twedt is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of South Dakota and has been performing energy assessments, system and equipment economic feasibility studies and analyzing energy and bio-energy systems since 1992. In this time he has conducted over 300 energy assessments on public and private facilities in Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota. He is currently the Director for the SDSU Energy Analysis Lab and the Wind Application Center where he is involved with several research projects dealing with energy conversion, wind energy development, bio-energy conversion, and bio-processing. Mr. Twedt’s core specialties include energy analysis, energy efficiency, mechanical systems and HVAC design, industrial systems optimization, economic justification analysis, and cost reduction analysis.

Academic Interests/Expertise

Energy conversion, energy efficiency, feasibility analysis, systems cost estimation, energy modeling, renewable energy systems analysis, productivity analysis, time studies, engineering economics

Academic Responsibilities

Renewable Energy Systems
Senior Design
Industrial Engineering

Specialty Area

  • Energy Efficiency
  • HVAC
  • Productivity
  • Renewable Energy


Several Sungrant Bioenergy grants
Corn Drying Analysis

Professional Memberships

Association of Energy Engineers

Area(s) of Research

Energy Efficiency
Renewable Energy / BioEnergy
Wind Energy
Feasibility Analysis