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Castillo Named Cash Chair in Wind Energy

Headshot of Dr. Luciano Castillo, Cash Chair in Wind Energy at TTU

Dr. Luciano Castillo is joining Texas Tech University as the Don-Kay-Clay Cash Foundation Distinguished Engineering Chair in Wind Energy, the executive director and president of the NWRC, and professor of mechanical engineering.

Castillo was most recently an associate professor at the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University, and at the Universidad del Turabo in Puerto Rico.

His research in turbulence using experimental techniques, direct numerical simulations and multiscale asymptotic analysis has injected new ideas in turbulent boundary layers and our understanding of initial conditions on large scale turbulence, particularly on wind energy. Some of his awards include: the NASA Faculty Fellowship, the Martin Luther King Faculty Award, the Robert T. Knapp Award on complex flows, and many others. He has published more than100 articles, including a seminal paper on turbulent boundary layers and scaling laws. He is currently leading various initiatives on wind energy in the U.S. and Europe.