Patrick Lemieux
California Polytechnic State University

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, California Polytechnic State University
Dr. Lemieux is a Bently Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Cal Poly, involved with wind power research for over 20 years. Over the past 6 years, has developed Cal Poly’s Wind Power Research Facility and presented progress made at AWEA conferences nationally as well as in a federal congressional panel on energy issues. The facility’s goal is to prepare the next generation of wind power mechanical engineers by studying and developing systems according to a design philosophy relevant to utility-scale wind turbines, but implemented to small machines suitable for university research and teaching. Prime area of research focuses on the aerodynamic design and control of wind turbine blades; interests include the turbine system assembly and structure as a whole. Also concerned with issues regarding global energy sustainability and climate change.