Who We Are

Ken Visser, Owner and CEO

Ken VisserEnergy Research Applications is owned and operated by Dr. Ken Visser, an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering and currently the Director of the Center for Sustainable Energy Systems at Clarkson University.  He completed his Ph.D. at the University of Notre Dame in 1991.  Following a research appointment at NASA Langley he worked at the Boeing Aircraft Company and was involved in development and design aspects of two aircraft: the High Speed Civil Transport and the 767-400ER.  Other 'fun' activities have included helping with the design of the America's Cup Team 2000, AmericaOne, and working with Fairchild Dornier Aircraft in Germany.  In 2006, Ken had the opportunity to spend a year at the DLR in Braunschweig, Germany for a year.  Ken currently teaches senior aircraft design and other Aero courses at Clarkson University and is the AIAA faculty student advisor.  His research interests are primarily experimental, focusing on applied aerodynamics and renewable energy concepts, including wind turbine design optimization, drag reduction of ground vehicles and design methodologies for aircraft wing tips.

Nanos Research, Strategic Partner

nanosNanos Research is the primary ERA marketing partner for WindApp.  Nanos is one of North America's premier research and strategy organizations. Since its founding in 1987, Nanos Research has helped hundreds of corporations, government agencies and advocacy associations. Canada's largest private broadcaster depends on Nanos Research as the official pollster of record for CTV News. Similarly, world-renowned Bloomberg News Service chose Nanos to conduct Bloomberg's weekly Canadian consumer sentiment tracking, known as the Bloomberg Nanos Canadian Confidence Index.