Andrew J. Goupee, Ph.D.Andrew Goupee faculty photo

Donald A. Grant Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

The University of Maine
Ferland Engineering Education and Design Center, Room 243
Orono, ME 04469-5711
(207) 581-3657;

Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Maine, 2010

Curriculum Vitae


External Engagements:

Teaching Areas: (More Information)

Strength of Materials; Dynamics; Mechanical Vibrations; Wind Energy Engineering; Capstone Design I & II

Research Areas: (More Information)

  • Numerical methods in floating offshore structures
  • Model testing of floating offshore structures
  • Experimental techniques
  • Structural optimization
  • Aquaculture technology

Principal Sponsors:


Select Research / Collaboration Activities:

  • Aqua Ventus I floating wind turbine demonstration project, DOE
  • Proof of concept small scale wave energy converter testing (Wave Energy Prize), DOE
  • Development of W2 – A unique offshore wind-wave generation system, NSF
  • W2 moving floor and tow carriage development for testing of vessels and marine structures, MTI
  • Behavior and optimization of hypersonic inflatable aerodynamic decelerators, NASA

Select Publications:

  • M.Hall and A.J. Goupee (2018). “Validation of a hybrid modeling approach to floating wind turbine basin testing,” Wind Energy 21(6):391-408.
  • A.J. Goupee, R.W. Kimball and H.J. Dagher (2017). “Experimental observations of active blade pitch and generator control influence on floating wind turbine response,” Renewable Energy 104:9-19.
  • K.A. Berube, A.J. Goupee and R.A. Lopez-Anido (2016). “Determining the flexural and shear moduli of fiber reinforced polymer composites using three-dimensional digital image correlation,” Experimental Techniques 40(4):1263-1273.
  • J.D. Clapp, W.G. Davids, A.J. Goupee and A.C. Young (2016). “Experimental determination of inflatable, braided tube constitutive properties,” Strain 52:148-161.
  • A.J. Coulling, A.J. Goupee, A.N. Robertson, J.M. Jonkman and H.J. Dagher (2013). “Validation of a FAST semi-submersible floating wind turbine model with DeepCwind test data,” Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy 5:023116.

Professional Activities / Memberships:

  • Member, ASME
  • Member, ISOPE