Dr.ir. A.C. Viré

Dr.ir. A.C. Viré

Profiel

Biografie

I am a Full Professor of Floating Wind Energy at the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering and the Scientific Director of the Floating Renewables Lab. I currently lead a team of PhD candidates and post-doctoral researchers working on the numerical modelling, experimental testing, and system design for floating offshore wind turbines and farms. I'm also involved in projects on large wind turbine rotors and airborne wind energy. My expertise lies in fluid-structure interactions, multi-fluids problems, aeroelasticity, and turbulent flows. Finally, I am an Education Fellow at TU Delft since 2023.

I graduated in Mechanical Engineering at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium), where I also completed a PhD in computational fluid mechanics in 2010. I then worked as a Research Fellow at Imperial College London (UK) for 3 years before joining TU Delft. Aside from my research, I am passionate about promoting science to the general public and developing activities on wind/marine renewable energies across TU Delft. I am also the Faculty Diversity and Inclusion Officer and the Chair of the Faculty Staff Council.

Projecten

  • Principal Investigator, NWO NWA-ORC project, HybridLabs: Accelerating Dutch innovations in offshore renewables through data-driven hybrid labs (13MEuros) (2024-2031)
  • Principal Investigator, NWO KIC project, Human Capital: Learning communities as innovation accelerator (825kEuros) (2023-2028)
  • Principal Investigator, NWO VIDI project, Physics-informed modelling for floating wind turbines (800kEuros) (2022-2027)
  • Coordinator and Principal Investigator,  H2020 MSCA-ITN project STEP4WIND (2.8MEuros), www.step4wind.eu (2020-2024)
  • Principal Investigator, TKI HER project TouchWind Proof-of-Concept (2.8MEuros), https://touchwind.org (2019-2022)
  • Principal Investigator, H2020 WIDESPREAD project TWIND (790kEuros), https://twindproject.eu (2019-2022)
  • Principal Investigator, TKI HER project ABIBA (1.225MEuros) (2016-2020)
  • Co-Investigator,  H2020 MSCA-ITN project AWESCO (3MEuros), http://www.awesco.eu (2015-2019)
  • Coordinator and Principal Investigator,  FP7 MSCA-CiG project NUMIWING (100kEuros) (2013-2017)
  • Coordinator and Principal Investigator,  TU Delft Cross-Fertilization Grant (125kEuros) (2014-2016)
  • Coordinator and Principal Investigator,  FP7 MSCA-IEF project ICFLOAT (200kEuros) (2011-2013)

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Onderzoeksinteresses

  • Floating offshore wind energy
  • Airborne wind energy
  • Fluid-structure interactions
  • High-fidelity numerical modelling
  • Turbulence modelling
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