MIT Doherty Assistant Professor in Ocean Utilization
Delft University of TechnologyMSc
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ZurichPhD
Wim's main research interests are to develop and apply advanced numerical simulations to solve problems in bio-inspired propulsion, vortex dynamics, and shape-shifting structures. His vision for future research is to exploit biologically inspired active and passive deformation of flexible structures in fluid flows for actuation, locomotion, and renewable energy harvesting.
Wim M. van Rees is Assistant Professor in the department of Mechanical Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is affiliated with the Center for Ocean Engineering and is currently the MIT Sea Grant Doherty Professor in Ocean Utilization. He received his BSc and MSc from Delft University of Technology in Marine Techology, and his PhD from ETH Zurich in 2014. In 2015 he performed research as a postdoctoral fellow in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University, and joined the MIT Mechanical and Ocean Engineering faculty in November 2017. His complete CV is can be downloaded here.
A full list of publications is maintained here.