B.S. in Physics and Mathematics, Merrimack College
Dr. Jason Dahl
The goal of my Ph.D is to make a contribution to the advancement of technologies in hydrodynamics and renewable energy. My interest is in the approach of using streaming underwater currents, for the production of this renewable energy. This type of energy production has the ability to be much more cost effective than traditional wind power due to the increased energy density in water. I plan to study how flapping foils can be used for energy extraction by optimizing the performance of a flapping wing that extracts energy in a current with the application of bio-inspired design.