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Interested in joining our group?

Potential and current graduate students at CU-Boulder may contact Prof. Lundquist with questions and ideas. Funding is available for projects starting summer 2014.

Undergraduates interested in exciting research projects are also encouraged to contact Julie with questions and ideas. Funding could be available through a UROP. Undergraduates may also consider Science Undergraduate Laboratory Interships at the DOE laboratories with whom we collaborate.


Group Photo at the Sink July 2013
Group Lunch at The Sink, July 2013
(Worsnop, St. Martin, Quelet, Aitken, Lundquist, Tay, Rhodes)


Current Graduate Students


Clara St. Martin
Clara St. Martin Ph.D. Candidate in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, B.S.  The Pennsylvania State University in Meteorology with minor in Energy Engineering: Clara has studied the relationship between upwind measurements of winds and the measurements on turbine nacelles. She is now quantifying spatial correlations of wind resources.


Paul QueletPaul Quelet Ph.D. Candidate in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, M.S. Colorado State University in Atmospheric  Science, B.S.  The Pennsylvania State University in Meteorology: Paul is quantifying atmospheric stability impacts on wind turbine power production for improved wind energy forecasting.


Rochelle WorsnopRochelle Worsnop Ph.D. Candidate in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, B.S.  The Florida State University in Meteorology with minors in Mathematics and Geography: Rochelle is studying turbulence in hurricanes with applications to offshore wind energy


Joseph Lee pictureJoseph Cheuk-Yi Lee Ph.D. Candidate in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, B.S. Cornell University in Atmospheric Sciences with minor in Applied Economics. Joseph is studying the impacts of wind farms on local environments.


Laura Mazzaro Ph.D. Candidate in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, M.S. Environmental Engineering University of California Berkeley, B.S. Engineering Mechanics University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Laura is studying methods for improving atmospheric simulations by coupling mesoscale and large-eddy simulation models.

Jessica Tomasewski
Ph.D. Candidate in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, B.S. Meteorology University of Oklahoma. Jessica is working with large-eddy simulations of wind turbine wakes to assess if wakes pose hazards to small aircraft.

Current Undergraduate Students

Reid Anderson
B.S. Candidate in Chemical Engineering CU-Boulder (expected May 2017) Reid is studying ramping events in large wind farms.

Alumni

Ph.D.

Matt AitkenMatt Aitken Ph.D. Physics CU Boulder, 2014; M.S. North Carolina State University in Aerospace Engineering, B.S. University of North Carolina in Physics: Matt studied wind turbine wakes via Doppler lidar observations and large eddy simulations. He has characterized the performance of lidars (J. Tech. 2012), developed approaches for quantifying wake characteristics from scanning lidar and CFD models (J. Tech. 2014), quantified wakes from nacelle-based lidar (J. Tech. 2014b), and compared observations to large eddy simulations of a turbine with a generalized actuator disk model (J.R.S.E. 2014) to observations. He is now a postdoctoral researcher at the Environmental Protection Agency.

Brian VanderwendeBrian Vanderwende Ph.D. in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, 2015; M.S. University of Colorado at Boulder in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, B.S.  The Pennsylvania State University in Meteorology: Brian has quantified atmospheric stability impacts on wind turbine power production (ERL 2012), assessed if wind turbine power production is related to nearby crops (BLM 2016),  assessed lidar obsevations and mesoscale simulations of nocturnal low-level jet behavior in the midwest (MWR 2015), and employed large-eddy simulations to test mesoscale wind farm parameterizations. 

M.S.
Michael Rhodes
Michael
Rhodes,
M.S. University of Colorado at Boulder, Aerospace Engineering, B.S. North Carolina State University, Aerospace Engineering: Michael used Doppler lidar to quantify the wind speed deficit and turbulence enhancement of a turbine wake during the CWEX-11 experiment (BLM 2013). Michael currently works in our group with our fleet of Windcube lidars.
Undergraduate researchers

Rachel Robey picRachel Robey B.S. University of Colorado at Boulder, Applied Math and Computer Science, expected Spring 2017. Rachel explored the interaction of hurricanes and offshore wind farms using mesoscale models. In her spare time, Rachel is an avid climber and whitewater kayaker, and she recently joined the CKS team.




Jiwan RanaJiwan Rana B.S. University of Colorado at Boulder, Computer Science, 2015: Jiwan used python and NCL to provide insight into the atmospheric boundary layer datasets collected by our research group. (His CWEX-13 data page is at .) He is interested in scientific visualization, parallel computing, and machine learning. In his free time, he enjoys hiking and photography, and spending time with his electric guitar.

Daniel Pollak
Daniel Pollak
B.S. The Pennsylvania State University, Meteorology: Daniel evaluated the performance of a SODAR instrument during the TWICS-2011 experiment in summer 2011. Daniel is now studying at the European Wind Energy Master's Program.


Kelley Hestmark Kelley Hestmark
B.S. University of Colorado at Boulder, Biochemistry and Environmental Engineering: During her summer undergraduate research experience in our group in 2012, Kelley analyzed Doppler lidar data from the TWICS-2011 experiment (J. Tech. 2014). Kelley is starting graduate school at UC Davis in Fall 2014.



Visitors

Nicola Bodini 

Lukas Vollmer


Ken Tay: cartwheel at CWEX-13 Ken Tay
Ph.D. Candidate in Interdisciplinary Graduate School - Nanyang Technological University, B.Eng (Aero).  Nanyang Technological University in Aerospace Engineering: Ken is working on nesting Large-Eddy Simulation techniques within mesoscale weather models for the purpose of improving wind resource assessment. Ken visited CU-Boulder in May-June 2013 and again May 2014 - March 2015.

Gao XiaoxiaGao Xiaoxia Visiting Ph.D student in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, University of Colorado Boulder (April-July 2014), Ph.D Candidate in Building Service Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, M.S. Hebei University of Enginnering in HVAC, B.S Yanshan University: Gao has studied offshore wind resource assessment near Hong Kong. She is now quantifying wind turbine wakes characteristics from the CWEX-13 field campaign and is conducting CFD simulations of wind turbine wakes.

Emil Hedevang Lohse Sørensen Aarhus University, visitor Spring 2012
Martin de Mare
Danish Technological University, visitor Spring 2012