22-25 Sep 2015 Stuttgart (Germany)

Keynote lectures

Once again this year, there will be keynote lectures given by experienced experts from science and industry.


Keynote speakers EAWE PhD Seminar 2015:



Dominic von Terzi is the manager for Aerodynamics & Acoustics at GE Global Research in Munich. For wind energy, his team has been developing new technologies for GE products in the areas of farm, turbine & blade aerodynamics and low noise technologies. Prior to joining GE, Dominic was faculty for aerodynamics at Imperial College London and head of a research group in turbomachinery at KIT.


Pierre Pinson is a Professor at DTU Elektro, Centre for Electric Power and Energy and is also heading a group focusing on Energy Analytics & Markets. He has graduated from Mines ParisTech and has published numerous scientific articles and acts as Editor for leading journals in the field of power systems engineering, renewable energy and management sciences.


Bonnie Ram is a Guest Senior Researcher at DTU Wind Energy Department in Denmark. She is a strategic advisor with 30 years of experience in planning and directing multidisciplinary projects relating to ecology, energy, and society.  For the past 15 years, she has focused primarily on multidisciplinary aspects of wind energy – working with international and NGO organizations and national and state governments in Washington, D.C.  For almost ten years, Bonnie was a senior consultant supporting the DOE’s Office of Wind and Hydropower Technologies and National Renewable Energy Laboratory focusing on public engagement, environmental risks, siting, and consents relating to land-based and offshore wind projects as well as ocean renewable technologies.


Ortwin Renn is a professor for environmental sociology and technology assessment, Dean of the Economic and Social Sciences Department and director of the Stuttgart Research Center for Interdisciplinary Risk and Innovation Studies at the University of Stuttgart. Ortwin Renn has graduated from the University of Cologne. His career included teaching and research positions at the Juelich Nuclear Research Center, Clark University near Boston, the Swiss Institute of Technology (ETH) and the Center of Technology Assessment He has extensively published in the fields of risk governance,  technology risk assessment and public participation.


Gerard Schepers is a researcher at the Energy Research Center of the Netherlands and Professor Wind Energy at University of applied Sciences NHL Leeuwarden. He has graduated from Delft University of Technology in 1986 and received a PhD in 2012 at the same university. Gerard Schepers is a prolific author of  scientific publications in the field of aerodynamics and participated in most of the major research project on wind turbine aerodynamics.


Henrik Stiesdal is the former CTO of Siemens wind power and a true pioneer and inventor in the modern wind power industry. His work contributed to the development of the Danish concept. At Siemens, Stiesdal achieved working on the first offshore turbines and developing direct-drive technology, Siemens' IntegralBlade manufacturing technology, innovative offshore infrastructure and energy storage solutions, reducing the cost of wind energy systems significantly. He studied at the University of Southern Denmark and worked with Vestas before joining Bonus (later Siemens Wind).


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