Project title: Wave Characterisation and Site Specific Resource Simulation in the All-Waters Test Facility
Company/Organisation: FloWave TT
Industrial supervisor: Dr Tom Davey
Academic supervisors: Prof David Ingram (University of Edinburgh), Prof Sandy Day (University of Strathclyde), Prof Lars Johanning (University of Exeter)
Programme start: September 2012
Industrial Project start: June 2013
BEng Chemical Engineering, MSc Sustainable Energy Systems
What were you doing prior to this programme?
MSc/Part-time energy data analyst
What attracted you to studying with IDCORE?
Industrially-focused research in an exciting area
What attracted you to offshore renewables industry?/ What aspects of the industry do you find most inspiring, interesting or important for the future?
It is an exciting area with new emerging technology. Large engineering and economic challenges to overcome means innovation is required.
Main responsibilities and challenges as a Research Engineer
To come up with new robust methods of characterising wave resource, characterising the new FloWave TT facility, and combining the two to create accurate, representative, site-specific sea conditions in the tank.
What ambition would you like to fulfil as a Research Engineer?
To create accepted and robust new methodologies
Experience with IDCORE so far
The first year was challenging and rewarding, and the style of learning aids understanding and develops practical skills in the topic areas. So far the industrial research has been very interesting.