Evan Gaertner

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Wind Energy Center

Research Interests: Floating offshore wind turbines, specifically unsteady aerodynamics and design optimization of coupled subsystems

Evan grew up in Virginia where he received his B.S. in Integrated Science and Technology at James Madison University in 2011. His interest in wind energy lead him to pursue a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering at the Wind Energy Center at UMass, Amherst, researching dynamic stall for floating wind turbines. During the course of his master's work, Evan took a year off for internships with Alstom Wind and the National Renewable Energy Lab. He will now continue to research floating wind turbines under Dr. Matt Lackner with a focus on design optimization.