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Professor Aris Christou will join the State of Maryland delegation to the European Wind Energy Association's 2015 Offshore Wind Conference, to be held March 10-12 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Christou will present a paper on offshore wind reliability that he coauthored with Professor Pat McCluskey (Department of Mechanical Engineering). EWEA Offshore is the leading worldwide conference in its field.
In 2013, University of Maryland professors Aris Christou (MSE, ME) and F. Patrick McCluskey (ME) received a Maryland Offshore Wind Energy Challenge Grant to assist the State of Maryland in its efforts to develop the technology and deployment strategy necessary for establishing its wind power industry. Christou and McCluskey are leveraging their extensive expertise in energy, reliability, physics of failure, corrosion, environmentally induced degradation, and wide band gap semiconductor power electronics to assist the state in achieving its objectives. Professor Christou reports on the progress of the project, including a late 2013 visit to Denmark and Germany to learn more about manufacturing and installation issues.
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