RESEARCHER DIRECTORY

To encourage collaboration for research proposals to the Flexible Fund we are providing a directory on the Supergen ORE Hub website of researchers within ORE who are interested in putting forward a proposal to the Flexible Fund, and would like to share some basic contact details and capabilities for other UK researchers to connect with them.


Please find the current directory list and contact details below:

                                             Researcher                            

                     Institution                 

                 Research area summary and capabilities                   

         Contact Email                  

 Dr Raeanne Miller, PDRA Marine Energy

University of the Highlands and Islands

I am a marine ecologist, and have worked on biofouling community development, larval dispersal and modelling. I currently work on structural properties, such as noise and vibration, as a cue for invertebrate larvae and the formation of biofouling communities. I am keen to collaborate with engineers & others.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 Xiaohui She, T-ERA Fellow

University of Birmingham I have been working on liquid air energy storage for storing renewable energy. Now my research is to find a novel way to store and transport offshore renewable energy based on liquid air energy storage. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Dr James Waggitt, Lecturer  School of Ocean Sciences, Bangor University I am a marine ecologist specialising on cetaceans and seabirds. I am interested in how oceanographic processes influence habitat-use and distributions, and how changes due to energy extraction could change either. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Dr Lilian Lieber, Postdoctoral Research Fellow Queen's University Belfast, Bryden Centre My research focuses on the environment interactions of offshore renewable devices with animal site usage. I’ve gained expertise in the application of ADCPs, multibeam sonar and echosounders to understand turbulent macro-scale structures, bubble entrainment and predator-prey interactions in turbulent environments. Through on-going collaboration with the University of Plymouth, we are currently progressing on using drones to map surface flow fields and structures which impact on both array design considerations as well as marine top predators.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Professor Bikash Pal  Imperial College London

Bikash Pal has made research contribution in offshore wind farm modelling and control. His research is sponsored by UKRI and GE Grid solutions UK. His research on wind turbine generator system was awarded top annual IET journal paper prize and globally patented by GE and fostered industry collaboration.  

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Dr Ed Mackay, Research Fellow University of Exeter

A key theme of my research is statistical methods for estimating extreme sea states and extreme loads on offshore renewable energy structures. I have developed novel methods for estimating the return periods of wave heights or loads on offshore structures, which are both simpler and more accurate than previous methods.

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Matt Folley, Senior Research Fellow Queen's University Belfast

My research focus is the design and modelling of wave energy converters.

I am experienced with both physical and numerical modelling, including state-space modelling of devices and arrays. I am also experienced in the analysis of resource and prototype data for wave energy converters.

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Sarah James. Researcher and Data Scientist

UKRI-STFC Energy Research Unit

I am engaged in offshore wind energy research into wind speed from remote sensing and GIS modelling of costs and energy yields, with techniques applicable to other offshore renewable technologies. We also run the UKERC Energy Data Centre and can support data publication, discovery and visualisation for energy research data.

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Dr Andrew Hillis, Senior Lecturer

University of Bath

Interested in all aspects of dynamics and control of machines, particularly Wave Energy Converters. Expertise in numerical modelling, control systems including predictive and adaptive control, power take off system modelling and design (mechanical, hydraulic and electric), experimental testing, sensing, actuation and data acquisition.

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Dr Ling Qian, Reader in Computational Fluid Dynamics Manchester Metropolitan University

Computational Fluid Dynamics modelling of offshore renewable energy devices including their loading under extreme wave conditions; Floating offshore wind  technology; Development of integrated numerical wave tank for offshore and  ocean engineering applications; Project management.  

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Dr Patrick Verdin - Lecturer in Energy Fluid Dynamics / Director of the Offshore Engineering MSc course at Cranfield University

Cranfield University, Energy & Power

15-year experience in Computational Fluid Dynamics for the aerospace, oil & gas and Renewable energy sectors. Interest in CFD-based ORE projects related to wind, flexible pipes and risers, sand erosion, icing, but also design of turbines. Have access to the University hydrodynamic facilities, which can be used for model testing. 

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Dr Paul Fromme, Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering

University College London

Research mostly focused on offshore wind, with expertise in modelling, especially wind induced vibration and damping, fatigue life prediction, soil-structure interaction,  fluid-structure (wave) interaction, structural health monitoring (SHM) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dr Pal Schmitt, Research Fellow

Queen's University Belfast, Marine Laboratory

My research interest covers numerical and experimental fluiddyanmics and fluid structure interaction. I've developed custom numerical methods (OpenFOAM, CodeAster, Nemoh) for the design and optimisation of wave, tidal and floating wind. I also enjoy validating numerical tools against tank and field testing, especially using passive and active acoustic sensors. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 


Please note that the Supergen ORE Hub cannot broker connections between researchers listed on the directory.