Besides these technical aspects, I'm intrigued by the challenges (and opportunities) of climate change. For too long engineers have worked separately from social and political scientists. To tackle the obvious problems, it is high time for an interdisciplinarily combined effort aiming at integrated solutions.
Hence, I joined the Institute for Integrated Energy Systems at the University of Victoria (IESVic) in 2012 as a PhD candidate. To enable the design of more efficient wind turbines, I have developed a new stochastic calculation model to assess unsteady aerodynamic loads. For details on this see the resulting publications here.
At IESVic I also met various other researchers studying feasible paths to a sustainable energy future, including Benjamin Lyseng, a fellow PhD student working on energy systems planning. Together with Benjamin I set out to translate the abstract theory around renewable energies discussed at IESVic into a concrete experience with tangible learning outcomes. The result is Megawatts and Marbles, a game-based, hands-on workshop that facilitates an informed discussion about the transition to "greener" electricity systems.
I graduated from IESVic in 2017, went on to lead an international aerospace design and airworthiness certification (PMA) project
at P3 and am now working with North Sails as sail designer/ aerodynamics engineer.
The following section is to give an overview (beyond the brief information from the CV) about some of my previous projects. Please excuse the missing coverage of recent projects. However, for the obvious reasons it is becoming difficult to present more than what is already on my CV since transitioning from academia to industry.