Katherine Dykes is the Head of Section for Loads and Control (LAC) at DTU Wind Energy. LAC competency areas include aero-servo-hydro-elasticity (Multiphysics) wind turbine and plant modeling, turbine and plant controls, and wind plant design optimization.
Katherine’s research over the last decade has involved applying systems engineering to optimization of wind turbine and plant design and operation. At DTU, this includes the development coordination for the TOPFARM wind farm optimization software. She is a co-operating agent for IEA Wind Task 37 on systems engineering applied to wind energy RD&D. She holds a PhD from MIT in engineering systems and a dual-MS from The Ohio State University in electrical engineering and applied economics.