New Junior Professor for Computational Fluid Dynamics for Wind Physics at Forwind
In February Dr. Laura Lukassen has been appointed Junior Professor for Computational Fluid Dynamics for Wind Physics at ForWind – Center for Wind Energy Research at the University of Oldenburg. Previously, she worked for two years at the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization in Göttingen in the research group "Theory of Turbulent Flows". Lukassen studied Computational Engineering at the Technical University of Darmstadt. In 2015, she completed her PhD there with a thesis in the field of mechanical engineering, in which she dealt with the stochastic description of flows. In particular, she investigated how small particles influence each other in a flow. During this time, Lukassen spent a research semester at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. During her postdoctoral period at the Max Planck Institute in Göttingen, Lukassen began to study turbulent wind flows in wind farms. Since then, her research has focused on deriving physical models for wind velocities in wind farms and the effects on wind turbines and simulating these processes numerically. In the current winter semester Lukassen gives lectures on Fluid Dynamics and Wind Energy Physics.