Dr. Clarissa Belloni is an Assistant Professor of Practice at The Ohio State University, teaching courses in mechanical engineering and supervising student research in the Hydro and Aero Energy Group. She is an IEC subject matter expert developing industrial standards for hydrokinetic resource assessments. Her previous industry positions include Head of R&D at a German start-up company, developing hydrokinetic river turbines for rural electrification and as an energy research specialist at GE Global Research Europe. She is a graduate of both the University of Oxford and the Technical University of Munich. She is an author and co-author of publications and patents in the fields of applied fluid dynamics and thermodynamic processes.