- For Wind Energy Professionals: Continuing Ed Certificate I Skill-Building
- Each workshop should take an estimated 8-10 hours to complete with no time limit or expiration date.
- A certificate of completion is available as a printable PDF upon finishing.
- Understand the basic fluid dynamic model of a wind turbine rotor
- Understand 2D airfoil behavior
- Specify blade element momentum theory equations
- Design a wind turbine rotor using BEM equations and analyze the rotor performance
Dr. Matthew Lackner is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering and the Director of the Wind Energy Center at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He received his B.S.E in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Princeton in 2002, his M.S. in Aeronautics and Astronautics from MIT in 2004, and his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2007. After graduating, he was appointed as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Technical University of Delft in the Netherlands. He joined the UMass Amherst faculty in January of 2009. His research focuses on the aerodynamics and structural control of floating offshore wind turbines. He is the director of the Wind Energy Center. He also directs the NSF-funded ELEVATE program, which is a Ph.D. program focused on solving the technical socioeconomic, and climate challenges in the energy transition.