BERA PhD day on Wind Energy

05-03-2020 from 07:00 to 15:30
Het Pand, Gent
Judith Ooms
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BERA PhD day on Wind Energy

With this PhD Day, we want to provide an opportunity for scientific exchange for PhD students and their supervisors from all universities across Belgium and give them a possibility to meet new people and create or extend their networks. We will also welcome 2 keynote speakers, delivering inspirational speeches based on their strong track records in the wind energy field (names to be confirmed).

The program gives the PhD students the opportunity to present their ongoing research to fellow PhD students in the form of a combined 1-minute pitch presentation and a poster in a poster session.


We welcome contributions in the following topics: 


• Wind conditions
• Aerodynamics
• Electrical grid connection
• Offshore wind energy
• Structures & Materials
• Other topics (noise, impact on environment, big data, …)


 PART 1: Parallel & closed project meetings:

9h00-11h30 | PhairywinD Project Meeting

10h30-11h30 | Maxwind Project Meeting


PART 2: BERA Wind Meeting

11h30-12h00 | BERA Wind Meeting


PART 3: BERA PhD day on Wind Energy

12:00-13:00  | Welcome lunch + Registration
13:00-13:30  | Geert De Waele, COO Otary
13:30-14:00  | Poster pitch session 1 (1min per poster)
14:00-14:30  |  Start poster session + Coffee Break
14:30-15:00  |  Keynote 2
15:00-16:00  |  Poster pitch session 2 (1min per poster) + meet the industry pitches
16:00-17:30  | Poster session + Networking Reception


Participation is free, but registration through the following links is mandatory:

- Register here for the PhairywinD project meeting (partners only)

- Register here for the BERA Wind meeting (members only)

- Register here for the BERA PhD day on Wind Energy




All participants who want to contribute to the PhD Day are encouraged to make a poster and a short pitch presentation to introduce their poster.

- Participants have to print their own poster. A0 poster panels will be available. 

- The 1 minute pitch presentation should have a clear title and may contain a maximum of 2 slides.

- Please provide title and authors of your poster and a PDF of your pitch presentation by sending an email to  

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: February 20, 2020


Het Pand, Onderbergen 1, Gent

 If you come by train, the venue can be easily reached by tram 1 from Gent-Sint-Pieters station (stop Gent Korte Meer). If you come by car, parking is available in parking Sint-Michiels or parking Ramen.