Matthew A. Lackner

Assistant Professor

324 ELab
University of Massachusetts
160 Governors Drive
Amherst, MA 01003-2210 

Phone: 
(413) 545-4713
Fax: 
(413) 545-1027
Education: 

B.S.E., Princeton University, 2002;
M.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004;
Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2007 

Research Interests: 

 

Offshore deep water wind energy; Wind turbine aerodynamics; Offshore wind turbine load mitigation and structural control; Smart wind turbine rotor control

Students interested in graduate research should see these two sites for open opportunities:
https://windenergyigert.umass.edu/apply
http://www.umass.edu/windenergy/study.requirements.php

Selected Publications: 
  • Stewart G., Lackner M.A., “Optimization of a Passive Tuned Mass Damper for Reducing Loads in Offshore Wind Turbines.” Accepted for publication, IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology: Special Issue on Wind Energy, 2012.
  • Sebastian T., Lackner M.A., “Analysis of the Induction and Wake Evolution of an Offshore Floating Wind Turbine.” Energies: Special Issue on Wind Energy, Vol. 5, No. 4: 968-1000 2012.
  • Sebastian T., Lackner M.A., “Development of a Free Vortex Code for Offshore Floating Wind Turbines.” Renewable Energy, Available online: DOI: 10.1016/j.renene.2012.03.033, 2012.
  • Sebastian T., Lackner M.A., “Characterization of the Unsteady Aerodynamics of Offshore Floating Wind Turbines.” Wind Energy, Available online: DOI: 10.1002/we.545, 2012.
  • Lackner M.A., “An Investigation of Variable Power Collective Pitch Control for Load Mitigation of Floating Offshore Wind Turbines.” Wind Energy, Available online: DOI: 10.1002/we.1502, 2012.
  • Arwade S.R., Lackner M.A., Grigoriu, M.D., “Probabilistic models for wind turbine and wind farm performance” Journal of Solar Energy Engineering, Vol. 133, No. 4: 041006, 2011.
  • Stewart G., Lackner M.A., “The Effect of Actuator Dynamics on Active Structural Control of Offshore Wind Turbines” Engineering Structures, Vol. 33, No. 5: 1807-1816, 2011.
  • Lackner M.A., Rotea, M., “Passive Structural Control of Offshore Wind Turbines.” Wind Energy, Vol. 14, No. 3: 373-388, 2011.
  • Morgan E.C., Lackner M.A., Vogel R., Baise L., “Probability Distributions for Offshore Wind Speeds” Energy Conversion and Management, Vol. 52, No. 1: 15-26, 2011.
  • Lackner M.A., Rotea, M., “Structural Control of Floating Wind Turbines.” Mechatronics, Vol. 21, No. 4: 704-719, 2011.
  • Lackner M.A., McGowan J.G., Manwell J.F., Rogers A.L., “A New Method for Improved Hub Height Mean Wind Speed Estimates using Short-Term Hub Height Data.” Renewable Energy, Vol. 35, No. 10, 2010.
  • Lackner M.A., van Kuik G.A.M., “The Performance of Wind Turbine Smart Rotor Control Approaches During Extreme Loads.” Journal of Solar Energy Engineering, Vol. 132, No. 1: 011008, 2010.
  • Lackner M.A., “Controlling Platform Motions and Reducing Blade Loads for Floating Wind Turbines.” Wind Engineering, Vol. 33, No. 6: 541-553, 2010.
  • Lackner M.A., van Kuik G.A.M., “A Comparison of Smart Rotor Control Approaches using Trailing Edge Flaps and Individual Pitch Control.” Wind Energy, Vol. 13, No. 2-3: 117-134, 2009.
  • Lackner M.A., Rogers A.L., Manwell J.F., “Uncertainty Analysis in MCP-Based Wind Resource Assessment and Energy Production Estimation.” Journal of Solar Energy Engineering, Vol. 130, August, 2008.
  • Lackner M.A., Rogers A.L., Manwell J.F., “The Round Robin Site Assessment Method: An Innovative Strategy for Efficient Wind Energy Site Assessment.” Renewable Energy, Vol. 33, No. 9, 2008.
  • Lackner M.A., Manwell J.F., “A New Decision Making Approach to Wind Energy Site Assessment.” Wind Engineering, Vol. 31, No. 4: 247-265, 2007.
  • Lackner M.A., Elkinton C.N., “An Analytical Framework for Offshore Wind Farm Layout Optimization.” Wind Engineering, Vol. 30, No. 1: 17-31, 2007.