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Jason Roadman

Jason Roadman

Researcher III-Mechanical Engineering

Jason.Roadman@nrel.gov | 303-384-6992

Jason has been a test engineer at the NWTC since March of 2011. His experience includes field and dynamometer testing of large and small wind turbines, validation of eagle detection systems using trained raptors, metrology, storm chasing, and wind tunnel testing of atmospheric turbulence. He is also an integral member of the team that organizes the Department of Energy's Collegiate Wind Competition, acting as head rules judge as well as testing judge during the wind tunnel tests of the students' turbines. Jason is the NWTC’s lead point of contact for unmanned aircraft and sits on NREL’s unmanned aircraft steering committee. He has a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from Virginia Tech and an M.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Colorado Boulder.

Research Interests

Field and dynamometer testing of large and small wind turbines

Validation of eagle detection systems

Metrology

Storm chasing

Wind tunnel testing of atmospheric turbulence

Education

B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from Virginia Tech

M.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Colorado Boulder