"Excellent Young Wind Doctor Award 2020" goes to ForWind scientists


On October 2, Dr. Clemens Hübler, scientist at the Center for Wind Energy Research of the Universities of Oldenburg, Hannover and Bremen (ForWind) and member of the Institute of Structural Analysis at the Leibniz University of Hannover (LUH), was awarded the "Excellent Young Wind Doctor Award 2020" at the European wind energy conference TORQUE. With this prize, the European Academy of Wind Energy EAWE annually awards PhD dissertations in the field of wind energy of extraordinary quality and innovation. The conference and the award ceremony took place online.

Hübler's research interests include lifetime calculations and structural dynamic analysis of wind turbines. The topic of his doctoral thesis is "Efficient probabilistic analysis of offshore wind turbines based on time-domain simulations". In his doctoral thesis he developed a methodology for a comprehensive probabilistic design of offshore wind turbines with special focus on their substructures based on time-domain simulations. This can help to determine the reliability of the turbines more precisely already in the design phase, which can increase the economic efficiency of the turbines.

Hübler studied mechanical engineering at the LUH from 2009 to 2012 and graduated in 2014 with a master's degree in "Aerospace Engineering" from the Technical University of Berlin. He completed his doctoral thesis in 2019 at the Institute of Structural Analysis at LUH under the supervision of ForWind executive board member Prof. Raimund Rolfes with the highest honor "summa cum laude", where he is now working as a PostDoc.

A four-member jury selected Hübler from five applicants for the Wind Doctor Award.

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