June 2022: Our recent collaboration on engineering wake modelling with NREL has been published in the Wind Energy Science journal (link). In this work, we proposed a novel formulation for time-averaged wake velocity that incorporates an analytical integral of a wake deficit model across every wind direction.
January 2022: I received the FHEA fellowship (i.e., Fellow of the Higher Education Academy) from Advance HE (formerly the Higher Education Academy).
January 2022: We host a seminar given by Dr. Oliver Buxton from Imperial College London on Thursday, January 20th at 14:00 (UK time). The topic of this seminar is “The nature of the turbulent/turbulent interface and turbulent/turbulent entrainment”.
December 2021: Our new paper on wake steering and fast-running physics-based models is just published in Journal of Fluid Mechanics (link). Kudos and credits goes to my colleagues for the great collaboration.
December 2021: Dr. Mohammadreza Mohammadi joined our research group. In collaboration with NREL and DNV, Reza will work on developing physics-based models to predict the combined effect of yaw offset and wind veer on wakes of wind turbines.
November 2021: I was invited by Aero/Astro Department at the University of Southampton to give a seminar entitled "Aerodynamics of Wind Farms: bridging gap between theory and practice".
July 2021: Ervin Bossanyi (DNV/Bristol University), Dries Allaerts (Delft University) and I have organised a special issue on "Fast-running Engineering Models of Wind Farm Flows" in the open access journal of Energies published by MDPI. The aim of this special issue is to gather new original research either on the development of new models or the application of existing models in different fields of wind energy research. More information about this special issue can be found in: link Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any question. We look forward to receiving your manuscripts for this special issue by 31 January 2022.
June 2021: I am happy and excited to be Durham's PI and the work-package leader in CONFLOWS project, a multidisciplinary and international project funded by Innovate UK. The aim of this project is to investigate the use of wake steering on floating wind farms! More information: link
March 2021: We have an open funded postdoc position on wind farm control and wake steering. This is part of the interdisciplinary project funded by Innovate UK and entitled “Use of Wind Farm Control on floating platforms for the U.S. offshore wind market”. This position provides the opportunity to collaborate with a broad range of professionals and researchers in prominent industrial and academic institutions on both sides of the Atlantic (DNV GL and NREL, among others). Please check out the below link for more information and submitting your application, and do not hesitate to contact me if you have any question. Both British and international applicants are welcome to apply. link