Manuel Fluck recently completed his PhD work at the Institute for Integrated Energy Systems at the University of Victoria (IESVic). In his research he developed a new stochastic calculation model to assess unsteady aerodynamic blade loads to enable the design of more efficient wind turbines.
At IESVic Manuel also met various researchers studying feasible paths to a sustainable energy future, including Benjamin Lyseng, a fellow PhD student working on energy systems planning. Manuel and Benjamin combined their expertise in modeling complex problems and knowledge of energy systems to translate the abstract theory discussed at IESVic into a concrete experience with accessible learning outcomes. Megawatts and Marbles, a game-based, hands-on workshop that facilitates an informed discussion about the transition to “greener” electricity systems, is the result of their work.
Manuel holds a Master’s degree in Aerospace Engineering from the Technical University of Munich, Germany, and has previously worked in the marine and automotive industries. Having wrapped up his research at IESVic, he is now excited about exploring the multitude of different
career options ahead.