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Dr. Lin Ma – SAE Award

Dr. Lin Ma has been chosen as a 2015 SAE Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award recipient. This competitive honor is awarded to young educators who are successfully preparing engineers for life after college. SAE recognizes educators as “the most effective link between engineering students and their future careers.” As part of this honor, Dr. Ma…

Stormy weather ahead for wind farms?

CREATe’s Ricardo Burdisso is part of an international team to study the vibrations of wind turbines at a large Chilean wind farm along with health impacts on nearby residents. The goal is to make wind turbines more acceptable. Full Story

Turbine blades inspired by owl feathers could boost efforts to increase wind farming, sustainable energy

CREATe members, Ian Clark, Nathan Alexander and William Devenport, leading an international team of researchers with members from Florida Atlantic University, Lehigh University, and Cambridge University, say a turbine blade inspired by the downy covering of owl feathers may offer a way to reduce noise from engines or wind farms. Their results were presented this…

Seminar August 4th: Distributed Roughness Receptivity & Roughness Induced Transition In A Flat Plate Boundary Layer

Dr. Matthew Kuester Postdoctoral Research Associate Klebanoff-Saric Wind Tunnel Aerospace Engineering – Texas A&M University 4pm, August 4th 2014, Randolph 331 Surface roughness can affect boundary layer transition (from laminar to turbulent flow) by acting as a receptivity mechanism for transient growth. Some of the work in the field of roughness-induced transient growth predicts a “shielding”…