C.P. (Case) van Dam

C.P. (Case) van Dam

Professor, University of California at Davis

Challenges and Innovations in Wind Energy

C.P. (Case) van Dam is a professor of mechanical and aeronautical engineering at the University of California at Davis, where he teaches in the Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering and heads the California Wind Energy Collaborative; a partnership between the University of California and the California Energy Commission. He previously was employed as a National Research Council (NRC) post-doctoral researcher at the NASA Langley Research Center and as a research engineer at Vigyan Research Associates, Inc. Van Dam's current research includes wind energy engineering, aerodynamic drag prediction and reduction, high-lift aerodynamics, and active control of aerodynamic loads. He has extensive experience in computational aerodynamics, wind-tunnel experimentation and flight testing; teaches industry short courses on aircraft aerodynamic performance and wind energy; has consulted for aircraft, wind energy, and sailing yacht manufacturers; and has served on review committees for government agencies and research organizations.

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