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Matt leads the Wind Plant Physics Computational Fluid Dynamics group. His work focuses on high-fidelity simulation of wind plant aerodynamics using large-eddy simulation. Particularly, he is interested in the behavior of turbulent wind turbine wakes and their interactions with other turbines, other wakes, the atmospheric boundary layer, and complex terrain or offshore conditions. He has also studied wind plant-level controls that increase wind plant performance by reducing wake effects. Matt is one of the lead developers of the open-source, freely available Simulator fOr Wind Farm Applications (SOWFA), a coupled fluid-structure-controls simulation tool specifically for wind plants. Matt's graduate research involved turbulence modeling for aircraft wing tip vortex flows. 

Education/Academic Qualification

PhD, Aeronautical Engineering, Purdue University

Master, Aeronautical Engineering, Purdue University

Bachelor, Mechanical Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno


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