As part of our 2022 Autumn Assembly, the Supergen Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Hub Autumn Early Career Researchers Forum took place on Wednesday 28 September 2022, and welcomed over 60 delegates to St Catherine’s College at the University of Oxford.
The Supergen ORE Hub ECR Community aims to connect ECRs with more senior researchers, in the UK and internationally, to create a diverse and supportive community that nurtures the next generation of ORE research leaders. The ECR Forum is a way for ECRs to come together and share their research and network with colleagues.
Two previous ECR Forums have taken place online due to the COVID pandemic, so it was great to see so many ECRs in person for our fifth ECR Forum.
This forum included an update on projects which had been successful in securing funding from our ECR Research Funding Awards, including:
- Dr David Christie (Bangor University) - Measuring Wave Modulation by a Large Offshore Wind Farm
- Dr Lilian Lieber (Bangor University) - Proving a robust approach to assess bio-physical interactions with floating tidal turbines
- Dr Hongyang Dong (University of Warwick) - Intelligent Fault-Tolerant Control of Offshore Wind Turbines via Deep Reinforcement Learning
- Dr Borong Hu (University of Cambridge) - Synthetically Generated Database for Supporting Condition Monitoring of Offshore Wind Turbine Converters
- Dr Emma Edwards (University of Plymouth) - Optimisation and hydrodynamic analysis of a top-hinged wave energy converter
ECRs also had the chance to discuss and share submitted poster presentations from the community, and voted for the top three posters, with prizes awarded during the closing session of the main Assembly. The top three posters were:
- Third place: Karim Ali (University of Manchester) - “Wind Farm Parameterisation in WRF”
- Second place: Dr Sam Tucker Harvey and Dr Xiaosheng Chen (University of Oxford) - “Unsteady Loading Tidal Benchmarking Project”
- First place: Markella Zormpa (University of Oxford) - “Dynamic Mode Decomposition of Wind Turbine Wakes”
The final sessions of the day were held alongside the Supergen ORE Hub Research Alignment Group (RAG), and focussed on reviewing the Research Landscape and research challenges to identify gaps, new knowledge and priorities.
Join our Early Career Researcher Community
You’re welcome to join the Supergen ORE Hub ECR community if you’re a Post Doctoral Researcher Assistants (PDRA), a member of early career academic Staff within the first three years of their academic appointment, or are a PhD students within 12 months of completion who are exploring a future career in the ORE sector. Find out more