WindSTAR Industry/University Cooperative Research Center


WindSTAR is an NSF-funded Industry/University Cooperative Research Center for Wind Energy, Science, Technology and Research. A collaboration between UMass Lowell and the University of Texas at Dallas, the Center aims to solve the pressing needs of the wind industry. The Center has partnered with Iowa State University, Southern Maine Community College, the Maine Wind Industry Alliance, and Kid Wind to help support the research activities.
The university collaborators in WindSTAR bring significant experience, expertise and resources in the following areas:
  • Advanced Materials
  • Aerodynamics & Aeroacoustics
  • Blade Design & Manufacturing
  • Computational Modeling
  • Grid Integration & Power Electronics
  • Energy Storage
  • Non-Destructive Inspection
  • Offshore Wind
  • Platform Design
  • Structural Dynamics & Controls
  • Structural Health Monitoring/Dynamics
  • Tower Design
  • Turbine Controls
  • Wind Farm Controls & Optimization
  • Wind Resource Assessment
  • Workforce Development