Chair of Wind Energy, Founding Institute Director

Wind Energy Institute
Technical University of Munich
Boltzmannstraße 15
Garching, D-85748 Germany


Prof. Bottasso holds the Chair of Wind Energy at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), where he is also the founding director of the Wind Energy Institute. Prof. Bottasso received a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from Politecnico di Milano in Italy, where he started his academic career, raising to the rank of full professor of flight mechanics before moving to TUM in 2013. He was Associate Professor of Aerospace Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology (USA), and he held visiting positions in the USA (including NREL, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, NASA Langley, Georgia Tech) and Denmark, and taught short courses at several locations in Europe, Asia and the USA. Prof. Bottasso has over 30 years of experience in research, teaching and consulting in the fields of rotorcraft technology and wind energy. Among his professional activities, Prof. Bottasso has been the President and Vice-President of the European Academy of Wind Energy (EAWE), he is the Editor in Chief of the Wind Energy Science journal, and he served on several academic and industrial executive committees.


  • Wind Energy Institute, Technical University of Munich (2013-present)
  • Department of Aerospace Science & Technology, Politecnico di Milano, Italy: Full Professor (2010 – 2018; 2013– 2018 joint appointment with TUM), Associate Professor (2001 – 2010), Ricercatore (Assistant Professor) (1996 – 2001)
  • Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA: Associate Professor (joint appointment with Politecnico di Milano) (2003 – 2005)
  • Scientific Computation Research Center & Rensselaer Rotorcraft Technology Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA: Research Associate, then Adjunct Assistant Professor (1993 – 1995)


(as of October 2022) (, h-index 45)

Editor of 2 books and 5 journal special issues; author and co-author of 140 publications in peer-reviewed international journals and book chapters; 7 more under review; 31 plenary and invited keynote lectures; 306 publications in conference proceedings; 4 patents. Bavarian Energy Prize 2016, best paper awards from Japanese Society of Robotics and European Rotorcraft Forum.