Energy Center

Wind Energy

Research and Education Program in Wind Energy System

Wind Energy

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.

Wind Energy at Purdue Brochure

Apostoaia, Constantin.jpg Apostoaia Constantin
(ECE)

Modeling, simulation and control of wind turbine power generation systems

 

Adams, Douglas.jpg Douglas Adams
(ME)

Power generation systems, reliability

 

Dionysios Aliprantis

Dionysios Aliprantis
(ECE)

Generator design, power electronics, collection and transmission systems

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Jun Chen
(ME)

Fluid mechanics

 

Davies, Patricia.jpg Patricia Davies
(ME)

Sound quality

 

Doering, Otto.jpg Otto Doering
(AGEC)

Economics and policy of wind energy

 

Dyke, Shirley.jpg Shirley Dyke
(CE)

Structural monitoring, vibration control, real-time hybrid testing

 

Fleeter, Sanford.jpg Sanford Fleeter
(ME)

Wind turbine aerodynamics, performance and aeroacoustics

 

Grama, Ananth.jpg Ananth Grama
(CS)

Parallel and distributed computing architectures, algorithms, and applications

 

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Monika Ivantysynova
(ABE, ME)

Fluid power, hydraulic hybrids

 

Izadian,Afshin.jpg Afshin Izadian
(ECE)

Controls of renewable energy systems, energy conversion, wind energy

 

Jagannathan, Suresh.jpg Suresh Jagannathan
(CS)

Cyber infrastructures for wind farm

 

Kozel, David.jpg David Kozel
(ECE)

Wind turbine power electronics, data acquisition and signal processing
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Dev Niyogi
(EAS, AGRY)

Biosphere-atmosphere interactions, climate change

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Dimitrios Peroulis
(ECE)

RF/Bio sensors, nano-electro-mechanical resonators

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Byron Pipes
(ChE, MSE)

Nanotechnology applications in aerospace, composites, polymer science and engineering

Preckel

Paul Preckel
(AGEC)

wind power integration, managing intermittency

prokopy

Linda Prokopy
(FNR)

Social dimensions, natural resources, watershed management

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Farshid Sadeghi
(ME)

Tribology in transmission

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Maryam Saeedifard
(ECE)

Power electronics

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Thomas Siegmund
(ME)

Damage mechanics, Computational fracture mechanics, Composite materials

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Wallace Tyner
(AGEC)

Energy and natural resource policy analysis

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Jan Vitek
(CS)

Cyber infrastructures for wind farm

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Xiuling Wang
(ME)

3-D wind fields construction and wind energy assessment

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Oleg Wasynczuk
(ECE)

Distributed heterogeneous simulation, motors, power electronics/systems

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Bin Yao
(ME)

Precision control of mechanical systems

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Jeffrey Youngblood
(MSE)

Biocompatible polymers, polymer nanostructures

Wenbin Yu

Wenbin Yu
(AAE)

Design & analysis of large wind turbine blades; multibody dynamics simulation of wind turbines

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Chenn Zhou
(ME)

Computational fluid dynamics and virtual reality visualization

Technical Contact

Melba Crawford
Associate Dean of Engineering for Research
mcrawford@purdue.edu


Collaborating Laboratories

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

About the Energy Center

The Center’s mission is to grow the Purdue energy research and education enterprise. We engage researchers and students in a community that delivers new discoveries and develops disruptive technologies with national and global impact.


Contact

Maureen McCann

Director, Energy Center,
Global Sustainability Institute

Pankaj Sharma

Managing Director, Energy Center,
Global Sustainability Institute

Mann Hall, Rm 105
203 South Martin Jischke Dr.
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN 47907-1971