The U.K.’s University of Bristol has appointed Ervin Bossanyi, senior principal researcher of renewables at DNV GL, as visiting industrial professor within the university’s department of aerospace engineering.
According to DNV GL, the appointment will help align the university’s research program with the needs of the renewables industry, as well as prepare students with appropriate skills for employment in the sector.
As visiting professor, Dr. Bossanyi, an expert in wind turbine control and analysis, will join academics from the faculty of engineering and the Cabot Institute’s Low Carbon Energy Research Group.
Collaborative research projects will focus on a number of areas: e.g., wind farm control and wake modeling, wind turbine blade design, renewable energy microgrids for developing countries, and a floating platform for offshore turbines.
DNV GL says Bossanyi has over 38 years of professional experience in different aspects of renewables in the academic, industrial and consultancy sectors.
“I have seen wind energy grow from almost nothing into a major industry at the forefront of global efforts to mitigate the threat of climate change,” he said. “I am delighted at this opportunity to help promote collaborative research projects for the benefit of the renewables industry and society and to share my experience of this fascinating technology with the next generation of students.”