Department of Mechanical Engineering, Wind Energy Center
Research interests include floating wind turbines with a emphasis on structural dynamics and control.
Gordon graduated from UMass Mechanical Engineering with a B.S. in 2009, and completed his Masters in 2011. His Masters research focused on applying tuned mass dampers to floating wind turbines in order to reduce loads. For his IGERT PhD work, Gordon has started by looking at data from a 1/50th scale floating wind turbine experiment with the intent of improving wind turbine modeling tools.