Civil engineering professor receives two-year, $400,000 DOE award for wind energy research

Moo-Hyun Kim, professor in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering, received a two-year, $400,000 research grant from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) U.S. Offshore Wind Technology Development Program.Photo of Moo-Hyun Kim

Kim will develop a dynamic mooring-anchor analysis program for a floating offshore wind turbine.

The award was one of 41 offshore wind power R&D projects that received funding totaling $43 million as part of a coordinated federal strategy to put the nation's wind resources to work and support innovation and jobs throughout the United States.

The projects represent investments in more than 160 universities, labs and businesses in 20 states, which will bring offshore wind to market in the Northeast, mid-Atlantic and Southeast. The awards also provide manufacturers, developers, academics and researchers opportunities to explore market growth in offshore wind, technology innovation and modeling for the design of next-generation turbines.

Read the press release from DOE here.