Aaron Annan

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Aaron’s research considers fluid fuel energy storage coupled with floating offshore wind energy. Currently, his graduate research focuses on simulating and designing unmoored floating offshore wind energy platforms for deep offshore environment.

Born and raised in Hardwick, MA, Aaron developed a deep appreciation for a rural lifestyle, which the Amherst is ideal for. UMASS is also his undergraduate alma mater, and where he was first introduced to Wind Energy while studying wind turbine infrasound emissions of Massachusetts wind energy developments under Dr. James Manwell. In the fall of 2017, Aaron was pleased to continue wind energy study as a PhD student under Dr. Manwell and Dr. Matthew Lackner. When not in the Wind Energy Center, he enjoys writing music and backpacking in local mountain ranges.