Graduate Student Simone Stewart awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.


Wednesday, May 2, 2018

The Department is excited to announce that our graduate student Simone Stewart has been awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship!

The award is related to Simone's research on the effect of surface-obstacle geometry on maximizing rough surface drag for use in wind farm architecture. To improve power extraction from wind farms, Simone investigates how utilizing rough surfaces with various obstacle arrangements works to increase exchanges of kinetic energy with the overlying flow, which can be measured as drag on the obstacles. Hopefully through this research, the group can learn more about arranging the architecture of wind farms such that power output is increased and can therefore reap maximum capability of the farm.

Congratulations Simone!

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