Energy Seminar – Week 5 HT24: Efficient Wind Energy Systems – Challenges and Opportunities to Enable a Clean Energy Future

Lucy Pao

Lucy Pa0
Lucy Pao, Professor in the Department of Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder


Summary: Wind energy is recognized worldwide as cost-effective and environmentally friendly and is among the fastest-growing sources of electrical energy. We will provide an overview of wind energy systems, discuss some of the challenges in the design and operation of wind turbines, and highlight how the performance of these systems has been improved in recent years. We will also discuss continuing challenges and on-going and future research that can further facilitate the growth of wind energy as part of the world’s clean energy future.

Bio: Lucy Pao is a Palmer Endowed Chair Professor in the Department of Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering at University of Colorado Boulder.  Lucy’s research covers control systems (with applications to flexible structures, wind turbines, wind farms, power converters, tape systems, disk drives, atomic force microscopy, near-field scanning optical microscopy and lithography); multi-sensor fusion (with applications to uninhabited autonomous vehicles, satellites, and automotive active safety systems); and haptic and multimodal visual/haptic/audio interfaces (with applications to scientific visualization and spatial communication).

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