Dr. David Wood received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Sydney and his PhD at Imperial College, London. He was an academic at the University of Newcastle, Australia for many years before leaving in 2005 to work in the wind energy industry. Since 2010 he has been a professor at the University of Calgary, holding the NSERC/ENMAX Industrial Research Chair since 2011. He researches and teaches in wind energy, wind resource assessment, renewable energy integration, and is currently co-authoring an invited book chapter on calculating the wind loads on photovoltaic (PV) structures which can have a big impact on the cost of a PV project. He has been involved in PV installation projects in Calgary and worked on modeling and documenting their performance. He has been a member of technical committees responsible for drafting national and international standards for renewable energy projects. Wood has worked on renewable energy projects in Nepal and has taught wind turbine design in Ethiopia.