Wind - Energy Center - Purdue University


Research and Education Program in Wind Energy System

The Energy Center is exploring the development of innovative new wind-turbine technology that offers significant advantages over conventional designs. As with most new technologies, both operational and policy constraints limit wide-spread utilization of this energy source. These challenges are opportunities for members of the Energy Center research team to investigate how best to aid in wind power research and education.

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Douglas Adams profile picture

Douglas Adams

Mechanical Engineering (Adjunct)
Power generation systems, & reliability
Dionysios Aliprantis profile picture

Dionysios Aliprantis

Electrical and Computer Engineering
Motor and generator design; Power electronics; Plug-in electric vehicles
Constantin Apostoaia profile picture

Constantin Apostoaia

Electrical and Computer Engineering
Modeling, simulation and control of wind turbine power generation systems
Jun Chen profile picture

Jun Chen

Mechanical Engineering
Fluid mechanics
Melba Crawford profile picture

Melba Crawford

Patricia Davies profile picture

Patricia Davies

Mechanical Engineering
Effects of noise on building occupants, occupant comfort and annoyance, sound perception, sleep disturbance
Otto Doering profile picture

Otto Doering

Agricultural Economics
Economics and policy of wind energy
Shirley Dyke profile picture

Shirley Dyke

Graduate School
Mechanical Engineering
Structural monitoring; Vibration control; Real-time hybrid testing
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Chris Foreman

Graduate School
Ctr:Ed and Rsrch:Info Assurance and Security
Solar,photovoltaic,advanced nuclear & coal process,and wind power generations
Ananth Grama profile picture

Ananth Grama

Computer Science
Biofuels production
Afshin Izadian profile picture

Afshin Izadian

Graduate School Administration
Controls of renewable energy systems; Energy conversion; Wind energy
Suresh Jagannathan profile picture

Suresh Jagannathan

Computer Science
Infrastructures for wind farm
Devdutta Niyogi profile picture

Devdutta Niyogi

Biosphere-atmosphere interactions; Climate change
Dimitrios Peroulis profile picture

Dimitri Peroulis

Electrical and Computer Engineering
RF/Bio sensors; Nano-electro-mechanical resonators
R Byron Pipes profile picture

R Byron Pipes

Materials Engineering
Advanced powertrains, Fluid power, Vehicle design
Paul Preckel profile picture

Paul Preckel

Agricultural Economics
Forecasting; Electricity Markets; Energy Modeling
Linda Prokopy profile picture

Linda Prokopy

Forestry and Natural Resources
Social dimensions, natural resources, watershed management
Farshid Sadeghi profile picture

Farshid Sadeghi

Mechanical Engineering
Tribology in transmission
Maryam Saeedifard profile picture

Maryam Saeedifard

Electrical and Computer Engineering (Adjunct)
Power electronics
Carlo Scalo profile picture

Carlo Scalo

Mechanical Engineering
Compressible turbulence; High-speed flow and transition; Thermoacoustic energy generation
Thomas Siegmund profile picture

Thomas Siegmund

Mechanical Engineering
Damage mechanics; Computational fracture mechanics; Composite materials
Scott Sudhoff profile picture

Scott Sudhoff

Electrical and Computer Engineering (Adjunct
generator design
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Wally Tyner

Agricultural Economics
Energy and natural resource policy analysis
Xiuling Wang profile picture

Xiuling Wang

Mechanical and Civil Engineering
3-D wind fields construction and wind energy assessment
Oleg Wasynczuk profile picture

Oleg Wasynczuk

Electrical and Computer Engineering
Distributed heterogeneous simulation, motors, power electronics & systems
Bin Yao profile picture

Bin Yao

Mechanical Engineering
world oil market; Antitrust and regulatory policy; European economic integration; Economics of research and development.
Jeffrey Youngblood profile picture

Jeffrey Youngblood

Materials Engineering
Biocompatible polymers, polymer nanostructures
Wenbin Yu profile picture

Wenbin Yu

Aeronautics and Astronautics
Design & analysis of large wind turbine blades; Multibody dynamics simulation of wind turbines
Chenn Zhou profile picture

Chenn Zhou

Mechanical And Civil Engineering
Human factors; Human-computer interaction; Occupant performance.

Technical Contact

Melba Crawford
Associate Dean of Engineering for Research

Collaborating Laboratories

Maurice J. Zucrow Laboratories
Purdue Center for Systems Integrity (PCSI)

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