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Seminar Programme

EAWE PhD Seminar 2016 programme is now available.

See programme overview here.

See detailed programme here.

Venue Change and Abstract Submission Extension

Due to recent developments in Ankara, EAWE has decided to move the location of this year's PhD seminar to DTU Lyngby in Denmark.
Further, the submission deadline for abstracts has been extended until Friday, April 15. More information will be posted to this website shortly.
Thank you for your understanding.

Welcome Letter

Middle East Technical University Center for Wind Energy (METUWIND) and the Technical University of Denmark (DTU Wind Energy) is pleased to announce the "12th EAWE PhD Seminar" organized in association with the European Academy of Wind Energy (EAWE) to be held at DTU Lyngby Campus, on May 25-27, 2016 (previously to be held in Ankara, Turkey).

Annual PhD seminars supported by the European Academy of Wind Energy (EAWE) provide an opportunity for PhD students and their supervisors all across Europe to exchange scientific information and experience on research in wind energy, to meet new people and create networks.

METUWIND and DTU invites you to contribute to the 12th EAWE PhD Seminar which offers both PhD students and other members of EAWE the chance to build future collaborations and employment opportunities.

PhD students will be presenting their ongoing research to fellow PhD students in the form of oral presentations and poster sessions.

For questions please contact:

Basak Zeka (

Oguz Uzol (

Maren Wagner (

Key Information

12th EAWE PhD Seminar

25 - 27 May, 2016 Lyngby - DENMARK

Seminar Language

The official language of the EAWE PhD Seminar is English.

Exhibition Area

Convenient spaces will be available for exhibitors at the venue.


Catered lunches will be provided during conference days.

Social Events

A number of social events will be held throughout the seminar evenings.


Official letters of invitation can be printed from the online registration system after the registration procedure is completed.

Scientific Topics

  • Rotor and wake aerodynamics
  • Wind resource assessment, atmospheric effects and inflow modelling
  • Structures and materials
  • Turbine/farm modelling and control
  • Electromechanical systems and electricity conversion
  • New concepts
  • Socio-economic and environmental issues

Call For Abstract

The seminar encourages PhD students to submit an abstract for oral or poster presentation on their research ideas and/or results until 15th of April 2016. (1st year PhD students are encouraged to request a poster). Abstracts must not be longer than one page (DIN A4) including pictures and references (see One Page Abstract Template).They should briefly outline the main features, results and conclusions as well as their general significance and should contain relevant references.

All participants who contribute to the seminar with a poster or a presentation are encouraged to submit a paper with a maximum length of 4 pages (see Proceedings Paper Template). Papers should be submitted through the seminar website. Papers will be requested for the 29th of April, 2016 and for an overall insight of the presentations and posters, all the papers will be digitally available to participants during the seminar.

PhD students will present their research activities during 20 minute slots. Some specific sessions will also be devoted to poster exhibitions with 1 minute presentations.

Please click to download One Page Abstract Template

Please click to download Proceedings Paper Template

Important Dates for Submission

One Page Abstract Submission Deadline: 15 April 2016 (deadline has passed)
Notification of Oral or Poster Presentation: 2 May 2016
Four Page Paper Submission Deadline: 23 May 2016

Scientific Committee (Scientific Committee)

Bastian Dose

Oldenburg University

Carlo E.D. Riboldi

Politecnico di Milano

Chuka Nwabunike

Loughborough University

Engin Leblebici

Middle East Technical University

Frank Lemmer

University of Stuttgart

Gökhan Ahmet

Ondokuz Mayıs University

Hamid Rahimi

Oldenburg University

Jannis Weinert

Loughborough University

Johannes Schreiber

Technische Universität München

Maria Martinez Luengo

Technische Universität Berlin

Matthew Lennie

Technische Universität Berlin

Pietro Bortolotti

Technische Universität München

Raed Ibrahim

Loughborough University

Sugoi Gomez


Yaşar Ostovan

Middle East Technical University - METUWIND

Invited Speakers

Anlı Ataöv, PhD

Associate Professor, City and Regional Planning, Middle East Technical University - Turkey

Anlı Ataöv is an associate professor in the Department of City and Regional Planning at Middle East Technical University (METU), Turkey. She received her Master’s in strategic planning from the Ohio State University (OSU), Columbus, OH, the U.S. She holds doctorate degrees in environmental asthetics from OSU and in action research from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway. She worked as a planner, professor, researcher and a consultant for private, public, and national/international non-governmental organizations and institutions in Turkey, the U.S., Norway, Denmark, and the U.K. Her professional and academic interest mainly focuses on participatory planning, sustainability and social change. She is an activist in peace making, and healthy and happy living.

Emre Orhan, PhD
Borusan EnBW Energy - Turkey

Emre Orhan is working as a Wind and Solar Engineering Manager at Borusan EnBW Energy in Turkey. He receivedhis Mechanical Engineering degree from Middle East Technical University in Ankara in 2004 followed by a Master of Science degree from the same department. He then moved to Aerospace Engineering to earn his PhD in 2014. He has been working for Borusan EnBW Energy for almost 4 years and during these 4 years he worked actively for the completion of almost 300 MW wind projects and development of more than 3000 MW green field wind projects. Previously he worked for the German consultant company Fichtner and Alstom Hydro in Barcelona. He is also teaching Wind Energy courses and giving lectures at several universities across Turkey.

Lars Landberg, PhD, MBA
Director, Strategic Research & Innovation, Group Leader Renewables, DNV GL - Denmark

Lars Landberg has worked in the wind industry for 26 years. Focusing on wind resource estimation and forecasting. Lars has extensive experience working on and with innovation/R&D projects. Lars has a PhD in physics and geophysics from University of Copenhagen, and an MBA from Warwick University Business School.

Özgür Ertunç, PhD
Asst. Prof. Dr.-Ing. Mechanical Engineering, Ozyegin University - Turkey

Özgür Ertunç is an aeronautical engineer and does research in the field of thermo-fluid dynamics. He completed his doctorate study on turbulent flows in 2006 at the Fluid Mechanics Institute (LSTM) of Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg. He founded and managed the “Unsteady Fluid Mechanics” and “Fluid Dynamics and Turbulence” research groups in 2002 and 2010 respectively at LSTM. Since 2013, he is a faculty of the Department of Mechanical Engineering in Ozyegin University in Istanbul. He conducts research on transition and turbulence, technological applications of turbulent flows, multi-phase flows, stimulated unsteady flows, optimization of flow devices and processes, micro fluid dynamics and wind turbine design & optimization. In 2013, he established a graduate program on wind energy at FAU-Busan. He has acquired and conducted more than 30 industry oriented projects and 9 basic research projects.

Rebecca Barthelmie, PhD
Professor and Croll Faculty Fellow, Cornell University - USA

Rebecca Barthelmie joined Cornell University in 2014 as a Professor and Croll Faculty Fellow in the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. She previously held positions at the Danish Technical University, Edinburgh University and Indiana University. She has authored of over 110 journal papers, 330 conference papers and reports and is co-chief editor of the journal Wind Energy. Professor Barthelmie received the 2009 scientific award from the European Wind Energy Academy for ‘her extraordinary efforts and achievements in the field of wind energy research’. Professor Barthelmie’s research is focused on wind energy resources and wind turbine wakes within and downwind of large wind farms both on- and offshore.

Important Dates for Registration

Registration Deadline: 22 April 2016

Registration to the seminar is now closed!


The seminar will take place at DTU Lyngby Campus, just north of Copenhagen in Eastern Denmark.

A large conference hall (Building 306, Auditorium #32) has been reserved, along with adjacent meeting room for smaller parallel sessions (Building 306, Auditoriums #36).

Please click here to view a PDF map of DTU Lyngby Campus

Social Events

A number of social events will be held during the evenings of the conference.

Please stay tuned for updates and registration information!

Host City Copenhagen

Copenhagen (Danish: København) is the capital city of Denmark and forms the moderate conurbation that one million Danes call home. This "friendly old girl of a town" is big enough to form a small Danish metropolis, with shopping, culture and night-life par excellence, yet small enough still to feel intimate and be safe. Although mixed in its urban scene, the city is easy to navigate. Overlooking the Øresund Strait, with neighbouring Sweden just minutes away, Copenhagen serves as a cultural and geographic link between mainland Europe and Scandinavia. Copenhagen is where old fairy tales blend with flashy new architecture and world-class design; where warm jazz mixes with crisp electronica from Copenhagen's basements. You could feel you've seen all of Copenhagen in one day, but further exploration will have you discovering more for months.


Travel Information

The seminar venue is the Technical University of Denmark in Lyngby, just north of the Danish capital Copenhagen.

Copenhagen has a reliable and well functioning public transit system.
Routes can be easily planned using the website or mobile app Rejseplanen.
The destination can be entered either as "DTU (Anker Engelunds Vej)" or "Rævehøjvej, DTU".
Travel time is approximately 30 minutes from central Copenhagen and 1 hour from Copenhagen Airport (CPH)

Tickets are priced according to the number of zones travelled through.
For example, travel from central Copenhagen (Zone 1) to DTU Lyngby (Zone 51) would constitute 5 zones.
Exact pricing and opportunities for travel cards can be found on the webpage of DSB.


Although neither the committee nor DTU can offer assistance in organising housing during the seminar, a number of options exist from local hotels and hostels. Please contact them directly for pricing and booking options: