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Congratulations to our new Doctor of Science, Dr. Mou Lin

— Last Thursday marked the public defense of Mou Lin, in which he presented his doctoral thesis entitled "Wind Turbine Wakes in Active Yaw Control: Numerical and Theoretical Studies."

Prof. Fernando Porté-Agel is doing a minature wind turbine demonstration.© Alain Herzog

“Fluid mechanics is a fascinating field because it's very visual”

— EPFL professor Fernando Porté-Agel has won the ENAC Polysphère Award for the second time in under a decade. He uses concrete examples and novel teaching methods to make fluid mechanics a fun, interactive topic to study. 

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A new paper published in the journal Energies

— We are pleased to share our new paper "Large-Eddy Simulation of Wind Turbine Flows: A New Evaluation of Actuator Disk Models" published in Energies (DIO)

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A new paper published in the journal Remote Sensing

— The paper entitled ‘Characterization of Wind Turbine Wakes with Nacelle-Mounted Doppler LiDARs and Model Validation in the Presence of Wind Veer’ just got published in the journal Remote Sensing.

A wind turbine in the Romanian Carpathians. © 2018 EPFL

Striking the right balance between wind energy and biodiversity

— EPFL researchers have developed a simulator that can calculate the performance of wind farms over 30 years while also factoring in the need to preserve local biodiversity. Tested at a site in the Carpathian Mountains in Romania, the simulator could be applied to the Swiss Jura region, which has a similar landscape.

Certain parts of the Amazon will become increasingly dry or wet in the coming years. © iStock Photos

Tall trees are crucial for the survival of the Amazon rainforest

— An EPFL study has shown that Amazonian trees measuring more than 30 meters are more resistant to precipitation variations than other, shorter trees. This information is key to more accurately predicting how the rainforest, which is an important component of the carbon cycle, will react to climate change.