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Jason Jonkman

Senior Engineer - Wind Turbine Multi-Physics Engineering Modeling

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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