Zachary Reinholdt is a Research Engineer in the Energy Systems Group at the EERC, where he works collaboratively on multidisciplinary teams to evaluate coal conversion, renewable energy, and other chemical processes in support of energy- and environment-related projects. He holds a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering with a focus on Mechanical Design from UND.
Zach’s principal areas of interest and expertise include mechanical design and engineering analysis, research and development, emission reduction, renewable energy development, data analysis, 3D modeling, pilot-scale test unit operation, and equipment implementation and testing.
Zach was interested in this position because he’s always been interested in the energy industry and knows the EERC is a great place to learn. He previously worked as an herbicide applicator for OneCor Services LLC in Williston, North Dakota.
Zach is from Williston and lived there until he moved to Grand Forks to pursue a Mechanical Engineering degree. He enjoys traveling to new places to hike, kayak, and enjoy nature. He enjoys exercising, trying new things, and traveling in general. Zach speaks a bit of Norwegian Bokmål, much of which he learned studying abroad in Oslo, Norway, in 2019.
During his senior year at UND, Zach worked with Reuben Gates from Hess Crop, Brad Stevens, and three other mechanical engineering students to design and implement launcher and receiver devices for pipeline integrity sensors in oil and produced water pipelines.