Dr. Howland's experience in the field of environmental fluid mechanics and renewable energy systems enables him to provide broad expertise on modeling, optimization, and control solutions across these disciplines.
Dr. Howland’s research focuses on the intersection of fluid mechanics, weather and climate modeling, uncertainty quantification—the ability to assess risk in a scientific setting—and optimization and control with an emphasis on renewable energy systems. Dr. Howland's models for assessing the impact of wakes on turbine design, will be integrated into TurbineHub's proprietary economic model in order to provide better wind farm designs. Thus, creating better returns with more responsible wind energy development.
Dr. Howland is currently the Esther and Harold E. Edgerton Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a private research university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. It is one of the most prestigious universities in the world and is consistently ranked among the top five universities globally in various rankings.
Prior to MIT, Dr. Howland was a Postdoctoral Scholar at Caltech in the Department of Aerospace Engineering. He received his BS from Johns Hopkins University and his MS from Stanford University, both in mechanical Engineering. He received his PhD from Stanford University in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.