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Professor Jan-Olov Aidanpää, Chair at Computer Aided Design. Photo: Ted Karlsson
Professor Jan-Olov Aidanpää, Chair at Computer Aided Design. Photo: Ted Karlsson View original picture , opens in new tab/window

Wind energy expert leads research at DMK

Published: 10 December 2013

From 1 December 2013, Professor Jan-Olov Aidanpää is the new Chair at Computer Aided Design, DMK. He returns to the research subject which he belonged to from 2001 to 2007, and will therefore leave Solid Mechanics. Jan-Olov Aidanpää looks forward to be able to link his research in rotor dynamics and wind power to the DMK's research in product development.

Jan-Olov Aidanpää is well known at the Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics, where he has gone through the entire academic career path, and now been chosen to lead the research at DMK.

– I really look forward to this assignment! I am interested in the product development phase, especially simulation-driven design. As holder of a chair, I now have the opportunity to build a strong and inspiring research group. My research in rotor dynamics and wind energy fits well with the research in product development at DMK, not least because both are based on a systems perspective, says Professor Jan-Olov Aidanpää.

Jan-Olov had not yet formulated any specific goals for his new mission, he wants to avoid jumping to conclusions.

– The subject is what the staff are, and together we will develop a new strategy for where we should go ahead. We will develop a new profile, but everything must match in on what's already there. This applies for instance to the research conducted at the Faste Laboratory, which is an important part of the research at DMK.

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