Carlo L. Bottasso

Prof. Dr.

1990 …2023

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Scientific Career

Prof. Bottasso holds the Chair of Wind Energy at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), where he is also the founding director of the Wind Energy Institute. Prof. Bottasso received a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from Politecnico di Milano in Italy, where he started his academic career, raising to the rank of full professor of flight mechanics before moving to TUM in 2013. He was Associate Professor of Aerospace Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology (USA), and he held visiting positions in the USA (including NREL, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, NASA Langley, Georgia Tech) and Denmark, and taught short courses at several locations in Europe, Asia and the USA.

Prof. Bottasso has over 30 years of experience in research, teaching and consulting in the fields of flight technologies and wind energy. Among his professional activities, he has been the President and Vice-President of the European Academy of Wind Energy (EAWE), he is the Editor in Chief of the Wind Energy Science journal, and he served on several academic and industrial executive committees. Prof. Bottasso has published more than 500 papers, including about 150 journal papers, and given over 30 plenary and invited keynote addresses at international conferences. In 2023, he was honored with the EAWE Scientific Award for "his outstanding contributions and pioneering role in the research on modeling and simulation, aero-servo-elasticity, control and design of wind turbine technologies".

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

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