Research/Areas of Interest:
Offshore Wind Energy
Ph.D., University of California, San Diego, San Diego, United States, 2002
M.S.E., University of California, San Diego, San Diego, United States, 1998
B.S.E., Princeton University, Princeton, United States, 1995
Eric Hines, Ph.D., P.E., F.SEI directs the offshore wind energy graduate program at Tufts University, where he is a Professor of the Practice in structural engineering. He is President of Hines & Partners, LLC, a consulting firm specializing in offshore wind energy, structural design, and engineering creativity. Dr. Hines has over 20 years of experience engineering innovative infrastructure. Major offshore wind related projects include: the Wind Technology Testing Center in Charlestown, MA; the New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal; the Partnership for Offshore Wind Energy Research (POWER-US); Digital Twinning the Block Island Wind Farm; and Transmission Expansion Planning for U.S. Offshore Wind. He works at the technology/policy interface to develop systems-level design concepts and has received numerous awards for his work in industry-driven research. He studied engineering and public policy as an undergraduate at Princeton University and as a Fulbright Fellow in Germany. He holds an M.S. in applied mechanics and a Ph.D. in structural engineering from the University of California, San Diego.