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C. P. (Case) van Dam

C.P. "Case" van Dam is the Warren and Leta Giedt Endowed Professor and Chair of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of California at Davis and heads the California Wind Energy Collaborative—a partnership between the University of California and the California Energy Commission. Before joining UC Davis in 1985, he was a National Research Council (NRC) post-doctoral researcher at the NASA Langley Research Center, and a research engineer at Vigyan Research Associates in Hampton, Virginia. Van Dam’s current research includes wind energy engineering, aerodynamic drag prediction and reduction, high-lift aerodynamics, and active control of aerodynamic loads. He has extensive experience in computational aerodynamics, wind-tunnel experimentation and flight testing; teaches industry short courses on aircraft aerodynamic performance and wind energy; has consulted for aircraft, wind energy, and sailing yacht manufacturers; and has served on review committees for various government agencies and research organizations. He received B.S. and M.S. degrees from the Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands, and M.S. and Doctor of Engineering degrees from the University of Kansas, all in aerospace engineering.


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