Thanh Toan Tran received a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from Gyeongsang National University, South Korea, in 2016. Before that, he received his B.Sc. from the Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology in 2008. His graduate research has focused on high-fidelity fluid-structure interaction simulation of floating offshore wind turbines considering the influence of aero-hydrodynamic coupling.
Prior to NREL, he was a Postdoctoral Researcher at UC Berkeley and has developed a high-fidelity simulation of wave energy converters. At NREL, he is working on a combination of marine energy (ME) and offshore wind (OSW) projects. On the ME side, he is involved in the development of numerical tools for wave energy converter devices. On the OSW side, he is working on verification and validation of offshore wind platforms using computational fluid dynamics simulation. Specifically, he focuses on better understanding the physical behaviors of the system at the low-frequency regime.