David Schlipf – new profession as a research professor

David Schlipf – new profession as a research professor

We are very proud to announce that David has started his new position as a research professor at University of Applied Science Flensburg (HS Flensburg). We congratulate you and wish you all the best for the new opportunities. 

We believe that this step will boost the creativity and the innovative ability of sowento and are happy that you are a part of us.

Interview with Professor David Schipf

David, Congratulations! Tell us more...

Thanks! Since September 2018, I am now working mainly as a research professor at University of Applied Science in the lovely city of Flensburg at the Baltic sea. I am the third professor at the Wind Energy Technology Institute (WETI) which is active in both research and teaching in wind energy with a close collaboration with industry. During a meeting of the European Academy of Wind Energy (EAWE), when the HS Flensburg became a member of the academy, I got aware of the open position.

What is your focus at WETI and how does this fit to sowento?

At the WETI, I will be teaching in the international master programme “Wind Engineering“. Further, I plan to dedicate my research time in near future to open issues in lidar-assisted control, systems engineering, and floating wind turbine control. Since sowento aims to continuously advance through a close link to research and education, my profession perfectly fits to my involvements in sowento.

What are your main tasks at sowento now?

As part-time work for sowento, I will coordinate the strategic development of the lidar-assisted control activities, support our clients in realizing their control projects and work as consultant for different stakeholders in the wind energy business.

Thank you! We wish you all the best for the new tasks.

Professor Dr.-Ing. David Schlipf - HS Flensburg
(Photo by Gatermann, FUAS)


David Schlipf – schlipf@sowento.com

sowento is growing

sowento is growing

sowento is growing and we are more than happy to let our new colleague Martin Koch introduce himself to the wind energy community.
We at sowento are happy to have you onboard and wish you a good start with us.

Hi, my name is Martin.

I’m 28 years old and I grew up in a lovely village called Wald in southwest Germany. I’ve got a bachelor’s degree in Renewable Energy and a master’s degree in Cybernetics from the University of Stuttgart (almost equally as lovely), which are three reasons right there for why I applied at sowento. With everyone struggling to make their way of life sustainable, smart control theory might just be one of the puzzle pieces needed to make it all work. Here at sowento, I’m given the unique opportunity to combine these two fields of interest and help making this company a successful, growing enterprise. And who knows, I might even end up doing my modest part in helping to maintain the number of places, which in the future can most aptly be described as ‘lovely’.



Interested in Martin’s work at sowento? Get in contact with him.

Martin Koch
E-Mail: koch@sowento.com
Tel: +49 711-685 68 254

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PhD Defense of Frank

PhD Defense of Frank

Yesterday, July 2, 2018, Frank defended his PhD about “Low-Order Modeling, Controller Design and Optimization of Floating Offshore Wind Turbine” at University of Stuttgart with great success!
Congratulations to our friend and co-founder of sowento!


Frank presenting his PhD topic.

On July 3, 2018, Frank presented the finidings about “Low-Order Modeling, Controller Design and Optimization of Floating Offshore Wind Turbine” of his PhD project and defended his PhD with great success. Congratulation from sowento.

Your work is a needed piece in developing floating wind turbines in the future. We as sowento are very happy that you are part of us and hope to transfer your valuable findings into reality, soon.

Congratulations Doctor Frank Lemmer! Keep on floating!

Frank and the PhD committee.

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sowento at FOWT2018 conference


sowento at FOWT2018 conference

sowento had the pleasure to attend FOWT2018 in Marseille, a unique event bringing together all stakeholders of floating wind technology.

(c) Frank Lemmer

Frank, sowento’s key expert on floating wind, attended the FOWT2018 conference in Marseille to meet different stakeholders and spread the word of sowento’s vision on floating wind.

Several discussions showed that we are ready for the next generation of floating wind platforms: Lightweight and cost-efficient prototypes will soon be developed through integrated simulation and systems engineering approaches. Smart design starting with the concept phase will drive the committed costs down and advanced lidar control will help to avoid over-engineered substructures.



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