Yorgos Deskos


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Georgios (Yorgos) Deskos is a senior offshore wind engineer at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) focusing on high-fidelity, multi-physics modeling of offshore wind energy systems including atmospheric turbulence, wind-wave interaction, and how extreme weather events like tropical cyclones impact offshore wind turbines. Through his research, Deskos aims to identify and mitigate risks associated with offshore wind energy systems as well as refine wind turbine and farm designs to unlock the full potential of offshore wind energy on a global scale.

Research Interests

High-fidelity Simulations of Offshore Wind Energy Systems

Extreme Weather Modeling for Offshore Wind Energy

Catastrophe Modeling for Renewable Energy Assets

Atmospheric Turbulence and Wind-Wave Interactions

Professional Experience

Researcher III – Computational Science, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (2021-2023)

Postdoctoral Researcher, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (2019–2021)

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Imperial College London (2018–2019)

Research Assistant, Imperial College London (2014–2015)

Education/Academic Qualification

PhD, Earth Science and Engineering, Imperial College London

Bachelor, Civil Engineering, National Technical University of Athens

Master, Civil Engineering, Virginia Tech


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