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Associate Professor of Aerospace Engineering
College of Engineering
Phone number(s): 
(814) 863-0778
Office Address: 
232B Hammond Building
PSIEE Research Theme: 
Future Energy Supply
Research Summary: 

Aerodynamics, wind energy and rotorcraft aeromechanics. His research interests further include developing best practices to help wind turbine operators adjust blade angle, pitch and speed so that the machines can ride out an ice storm and its aftermath with minimal damage and power degradation, and assessing the complex flows around helicopter rotor hubs using one-quarter scale models submerged in the Garfield Thomas Water Tunnel at ARL (the Applied Research Lab).

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