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Bingbin Yu

Co-founder and Chief Engineer, Aikido Technologies

Bingbin Yu

Presentation: A Deeper Dive into Floating Offshore Wind 

Bingbin Yu is a co-founder and Chief Engineer of Aikido Technologies, based in San Francisco, California. She has a background of Naval Architecture and 10+ years of experience in floating offshore wind foundation design, including works on the world’s first few multi-megawatts floating wind projects using semi-submersible platforms. At Aikido Technologies, Bingbin and her team are developing a self-erecting floating platform for wind turbines to overcome key barriers to increasing offshore wind energy production. 

Aikido Technologies has designed a self-erecting platform for floating, offshore wind turbines. Their novel system integrates the platform and turbine into a fully assembled unit that can be transported horizontally and is narrow enough to access 80% of ports in the U.S. Once in place, a simple ballasting procedure upends the platform into operational configuration. 

Bingbin completed her Bachelor of Science in Naval Architecture and Offshore Engineering from Shanghai Jiaotong University in Shanghai, China. She earned her Doctor of Philosophy in Naval Architecture and Offshore Engineering at the University of Michigan. 

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