Wind Farm

alexander gorlov


Professor Emeritus

Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering
334 Snell Engineering Center
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Office: 304 Ell
Tel: 617-373-3825

  • The Ocean Renewable Power Company is using the designs for the Helical Turbine invented by Gorlov to create a giant tidal powered turbine generator in Maine
  • Gorlov was nominated for the 2011 European Inventor Award for his invention of the helical turbine for power and propulsion systems. This is Europe's highest distinction for inventors worldwide.
  • His invention also won the 2001 ASME Thomas A. Edison Patent Award and was named one of Popular Science's top 100 innovations of 2001.