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Wind Energy Research: Who is Doing What

Release Date:
9/10/2012 9:00 PM

How Wind Turbines Work and Their Designs

Maria-Isabel Carnasciali, featuresMaria-Isabel Carnasciali


The Friends of the UNH Library will host a presentation by Maria-Isabel Carnasciali on highlighted work being done at UNH to contribute to the field of wind energy.


Maria-Isabel Carnasciali, PhD., is an assistant professor of Mechanical Engineering at UNH. Dr. Carnasciali joined the UNH faculty in Fall 2010 after completing a PhD in Thermal-Fluid Design at GeorgiaTech. Her current research efforts concentrate on the use of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) models for understanding energy use and improving efficiency in aerodynamic design. Dr. Carnasciali has taught EAS300 (Global Solutions for Sustainability) and is currently working with undergrad and grad students to design test blades for the small wind turbine mounted on Buckman Hall.


Wednesday, November 7, 2 pm


Marvin K. Peterson Library, upper level


Wind energy has become an increasingly popular solution for sustainable energy, and research advances have helped reduce the cost of wind energy over the last twenty years, making it competitive with more conventional fossil fuel energy resources. But what is the state of current research on wind turbine design? Who is doing what?

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