Claudia Brunner

Curriculum Vitae

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Education
Princeton University
May 2022 PhD in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Dissertation: Unsteady aerodynamics with applications for wind turbines

Certificate in Science, Technology and Environmental Policy
from the School of Public and International Affairs
Jan 2019 M.A. Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Stanford University
Jun 2017 B.S. Mechanical Engineering
B.A. International Relations

Research experience
Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization                                        
Jan 23 - present Group leader of a Minerva Fast Track Group hosted by Prof. Eberhard Bodenschatz
Topic: Turbulence and Wind Energy
Aug 22 - Dec 22 Postdoctoral researcher supervised by Prof. Eberhard Bodenschatz
Topic: Lagrangian particle tracking of turbulence in a wind turbine wake using the
Variable Density Turbulence Tunnel
Princeton University
Sep 17 - May 22 Graduate research assistant advised by Prof. Marcus Hultmark
Topics: Unsteady airfoil experiments in the High Reynolds number Test Facility
to investigate dynamic stall and its impact on vertical axis wind turbines
Nanoscale hot-wire measurements in the atmospheric surface layer
Sep 19 - May 22 Environmental policy fellow advised by Prof. Alex Glaser
Topic: Investigating the role of wind energy in future energy scenarios
using the integrated assessment model WITCH
Stanford University
Jun 16 - Sep 16 Undergraduate research assistant advised by Prof. John Dabiri
Topic: Using image analysis to quantify the motions of tree branches in wind
Jun 16 - Sep 16 Undergraduate research fellow at the TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy
Topic: The potential for under-resourced California schools to reduce electricity bills
using state grants to install solar PV systems
Fellowships & grants
2023 Humboldt Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (~90k€, declined)
Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
2022 Minerva Fast Track Position  (~700k€)                                                                                    
Max Planck Society
Walter Benjamin Position (~115k€, declined)
German Research Foundation
2019 Science, Technology and Environmental Policy Fellowship (∼$91k)
High Meadows Environmental Institute, Princeton University       
2018 National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship (∼$272k)
United States Department of Defense
2017 Upton First-Year Fellowship in Engineering (∼$105k)
School of Engineering and Applied Science, Princeton University (∼$105k)
School of Engineering and Applied Science, Princeton University
Honors & awards
2023 Elisabeth Schiemann Kolleg
Max Planck Society
2019 Princeton Energy and Climate Scholars
High Meadows Environmental Institute, Princeton University                                      
2016 Public Service Honor Society
Haas Center for Public Service, Stanford University
Forum for Undergraduate Environmental Leadership
Woods Institute for the Environment, Stanford University
Professional memberships
American Physical Society (APS) ...
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