Jason joined NREL in 2000 and leads the wind turbine multi-physics engineering tool
development activities, including the FAST software for modeling the dynamic response
of land-based and offshore wind turbines. He also guides projects aimed at verifying,
validating, and applying engineering tools to wind turbine design and analysis. Jason
currently co-chairs an IEA Wind research task on developing, verifying, and validating
simulation models for offshore wind turbines. He is the principal investigator for
a DOE-funded project to improve the modeling of offshore floating wind system dynamics.
He also is a U.S. representative on the IEC working group to develop an international
technical specification for the design of floating offshore wind turbines.
Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado; M.S in, Mechanical
Engineering, Colorado State University; B.S.E. in Mechanical Engineering, Dordt College