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Sarah Barber

Head of Wind Energy Innovation Division, Eastern Switzerland University of Applied Sciences


Sarah Barber is Head of the Wind Energy Innovation Division at the Eastern Switzerland University of Applied Sciences and is founder and president of the Swiss Wind Energy R&D Network. She is a lecturer in wind energy at the universities of St. Gallen and Graubünden. As well as this, she is a qualified Business Coach and runs leadership workshops for engineers in her spare time. She recently become Chair of the Diversity Committee at the European Academy of Wind Energy. Sarah has a joint M.Eng. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Cambridge (UK) and MIT (USA) and a Ph.D. in Aerodynamics from the University of Sheffield (UK). She has been active in the R&D of wind energy since 2007, as a Postdoc and Lecturer at ETH Zurich, Wind Energy Expert at BKW Energie AG, Chief Technology Officer at Agile Wind Power AG (CH) and Group Manager at Fraunhofer IWES (DE).

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  • A use-case-driven approach for demonstrating the added value of digitalisation in wind energy
  • Can data sharing really provide added value? Practical data sharing recommendations for the wind energy sector
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