Flying Wind Farms – Soaring to Climate Neutrality Faster | Jochem De Schutter

Flying Wind Farms – Soaring to Climate Neutrality Faster | Jochem De Schutter | TEDxFreiburg

Jochem De Schutter has a powerful vision, in all senses of the word: He is working towards a future powered by clean energy, globally available, that fosters faith in human ingenuity again. That vision might seem like utopia, but he wouldn’t be on our stage if it wasn’t within reach. So how do we get there? Jochem De Schutter will use his talk to present a – possibly disruptive – novel wind power technology which he has been fostering since his PhD research: the „minimalistic wind turbine“. To find out where this technology operates, how it could save huge amounts of resources, and why we should all be open towards and even excited about radically new technologies. Jochem De Schutter was born in Antwerp, Belgium. He studied Mechanical Engineering at KU Leuven, where he received his master’s degree in 2013. Afterwards he also studied Philosophy in Leuven, obtaining his master’s degree in 2015. He then moved to Freiburg and worked as a research and teaching assistant at the University of Freiburg, at the Laboratory for Systems, Control and Optimization. Since 2017, he was a PhD student under the supervision of Prof. Moritz Diehl. In January 2024, he successfully defended his PhD thesis with the title “Periodic Optimal Control Methods for Nonlinear Energy Conversion Systems”. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at Credit to : TEDx Talks