Dr. Brandon Ennis joined the Wind Energy Technologies department in 2014 and supports the National Rotor Testbed (NRT) rotor design and experimental campaigns in addition to the Scaled Wind Farm Technology (SWiFT) experimental wind farm facility. Brandon is the aeroelastics lead for the NRT rotor design and offshore VAWT projects. He supports the SWiFT facility baselining project through meteorological tower commissioning and data validation. Brandon’s research interests include experimental aerodynamics, analytical and mid-fidelity rotor wake modeling, and turbine-turbine interaction.
Brandon received his master’s and doctorate degrees in mechanical engineering in 2009 and 2013 from Purdue University, where he developed and operated a wind tunnel for testing novel wind turbine rotor designs and a reconfigurable outdoor experimental wind farm facility to study wake interaction.