David Maniaci

/David Maniaci
David Maniaci

David Maniaci

Aerodynamics Lead

Biography

David Maniaci is the Rotor Blade and Wind Plant Aerodynamics Lead in the Wind Energy Technologies Department at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, NM.  His current research includes studying the effects of leading-edge erosion and soiling on airfoil and rotor performance, functional scaling and design of rotor blades, field-deployable aerodynamic measurement systems, vortex modeling of wake dynamics, and multi-fidelity integrated design processes.  He received a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University, where he was an instructor of aircraft design for several years and performed research in applied aerodynamics, wind tunnel testing, and wind turbine aerodynamics.