The Supergen Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Hub has awarded almost £48,000 to 9 projects at UK institutions through its Early Career Researcher (ECR) Fund.
The Supergen ORE Hub Early Career Researchers (ECR) Research Fund is designed to be a flexible fund for ECRs for small activities that either support and develop existing research or career skills.
Funded research activities are aligned with the objectives of the Supergen ORE Hub and are directed at offshore wind, wave, or tidal energy research. Including the projects from this third funding round, 25 projects have been funded in total, representing almost £130,000 of investment in developing ECRs.
The projects funded in this third call are wide ranging from an internship investigating economic and environmental trade-offs between offshore wind farms and fisheries, a feasibility study into the installation of innovative suction caisson anchors, and a study into the wave interaction with a floating/submerged elastic disk.
A full list of the funded projects from this funding round are provided below. Further information about the successful projects from this and previous ECR Research Funding rounds can be found on the Supergen ORE Hub website.
More information about joining the Early Career Researchers network can be found on the ECR community webpages.
Notes to Editors
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The full list of funded project titles is as follows:
- Measuring Wave Modulation by a Large Offshore Wind Farm - Dr David Christie, Bangor University
- Reducing economic and environmental trade-offs between offshore wind and fisheries - Dr Lilian Lieber, Queen’s University Belfast
- Investigating the installation of innovative suction caisson anchors to support offshore renewable energy structures, a feasibility study - Dr Moura Mehravar, Aston University
- Analytical and experimental modelling of a floating/submerged elastic disk - Dr Siming Zheng and Dr Simone Michele, University of Plymouth
- Optimisation of Compact Wide-Bandgap-Enabled Power Electronics Converters for Offshore Wind Farms - Dr Ian Laird and Dr Saeed Jahdi, University of Bristol
- Industrial secondment for tank testing and validation of optimised wave energy converters - Dr Anna Garcia-Teruel, University of Edinburgh
- Dynamic Subsea Power Cables in Offshore Renewable Energy – the Impact of Marine Growth - Dr Andrew Want, Heriot-Watt University
- Damage tolerant hybrid composites for safer and higher performance composite offshore wind turbine blades - Dr Stephanie Ordonez-Sanchez, University of Strathclyde
- Upgrade of Power-Electronic Grid Emulator to Multi-Channel System & High Current Continuous Power Semiconductor Tester for Next Generation Offshore Wind, Tidal & Wave Converters - Dr Paul D. Judge and Dr Ross E. Mathieson, University of Edinburgh
The Supergen ORE Hub
The Hub is a £9 Million Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) funded project. Led by Prof. Deborah Greaves OBE, Head of School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics at the University of Plymouth, the Hub is a consortium of Universities researching Offshore Renewable Energy which also includes University of Aberdeen, University of Edinburgh, University of Exeter, University of Hull, University of Manchester, University of Oxford, University of Southampton, University of Strathclyde and University of Warwick.
The Supergen ORE Hub is one of several Hubs created by EPSRC to deliver sustained and coordinated research on Sustainable PowER GENeration and supply.
The Supergen ORE Hub brings together and builds on the work of the former Wind and Marine Supergen Hubs following consultation with the research community. The new hub looks for synergies between wind, wave and tidal technologies as well as building on current research in each area.