Personal Profile

Nicholas’ expertise is in turbulent fluid mechanics, applied mathematics, and dynamical systems. He has experience in wind tunnel experiments, field observations and remote sensing, and numerical modeling. At NREL, Nicholas supports work in wind plant controls and turbulent wind plant flow dynamics through experimentation and data science. He is the principle investigator of the Aeroacoustic Assessment of Wind Plant Controls project and leads the simulation group within the American WAKE experiment project. 

Research Interests

Wind turbine wake aerodynamics

Reduced-order modeling and dynamical systems

Wind turbine aeroacoustics

Professional Experience

Researcher III - Mechanical Engineering, NREL (2017—current)

Research Associate, Portland State University (2014–2017)

Education/Academic Qualification

PhD, Mechanical Engineering, Portland State University

Bachelor, Mechanical Engineering, Portland State University

Master, Aerospace Engineering, École centrale de Lille


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