Daniel Zalkind

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Personal Profile

Daniel joined NREL in 2020 to research wind turbine control systems. He has experience in the design, analysis, and testing of large, flexible rotors and developed an automated controller tuning procedure for new rotor designs. Daniel also works to design controllers that reflect the overall wind turbine design goal of reducing the cost of energy by increasing power output.

At NREL, Daniel works on coupling aeroelastic simulations, control design, and cost models to analyze and optimize floating offshore systems. 

Research Interests

Floating offshore wind turbines

Wind turbine control

Systems engineering

Education/Academic Qualification

Master, Electrical Engineering, Drexel University

Bachelor, Electrical Engineering, Drexel University

PhD, Electrical Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder


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