Group Members

Daan van der Hoek

PhD – Wind farm control and experimental validation

Daan is working on the development of wind farm control algorithms, focusing primarily on combining data-driven and model-based control methods for robust performance. Ultimately, the goal is to validate these control algorithms through wind tunnel experiments.

Unai Gutierrez Santiago

PhD – Dynamic modelling of gearboxes

Unai is developing data-driven dynamic models of wind turbine gearboxes. The main objectives are to improve the condition monitoring of gearbox components and to increase the performance and lifetime of the gearbox.  His professional career has been primarily related to the testing and validation of wind turbine gearboxes at Siemens Gamesa where he has worked for more than 13 years.

Livia Brandetti

PhD – Digital Twin of a Vertical Axis Wind Turbine

Livia has a background in Sustainable Energy Engineering, with a particular focus on Wind Energy. During her PhD research, a digital twin for a Vertical Axis Wind Turbine (VAWT) will be developed. The main outcome is the resolution of actual operation states and performance of the VAWT by adding real-time data and sensors inputs.

Atindriyo Kusumo Pamososuryo

PhD – Model Predictive Control for Wind Turbine

With a background in Systems and Control and former research experience in Individual Pitch Control (IPC), Atindriyo is planned to work in the research of Model Predictive Control (MPC) for wind turbines. He will start his PhD research in January 1st, 2020.

Maarten van den Broek

PhD – Wind-farm control

Maarten has a background in Aerospace and Biomechanical Engineering, with experience in dynamical modelling and control applications. He is working on dynamical wind-farm modelling for development of closed-loop wind-farm control.

Claudia Muscari

PhD – Wind-farm control

Claudia has a background in Mechanical and Energy Engineering. She started a joint PhD between TU Delft and Politecnico di Milano in November 2019. Right now she is focusing on the development of numerical methods reliably modeling wind turbines wakes dynamics as a tool for optimized solutions for wind farm control. 

Zhixin Feng

PhD – Fault Tolerant Wind Turbine Control

Zhixin has a background in Aeronautics Engineering and System Engineering. She is working on developing fault tolerant control for offshore wind turbines.

Marcus Becker

PhD – Dynamic closed loop wind farm control

Emanuel Taschner

PhD – The Helix: flow analysis

Mees van Vondelen

PhD – The Helix: load analysis

Alex Gallo

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PhD – Floating installation of large offshore wind turbines

Daniel van den Berg

PhD – Wake mixing for floating wind turbines

Amr Hegazi

PhD – Wave feedforward for floating wind turbines

Bert Van den Abbeele

PhD – Experimental Wind Farm Control