This is the personal site of Donald R Noble, a civil engineer currently working towards a doctorate in marine renewable energy, at the University of Edinburgh.


Donald Ross Noble. I was born in Inverness twenty thirty-odd years ago, and grew up in the village of Newtonmore, in the heart of the Highlands of Scotland, and now part of the Cairngorms national park. I studied Civil & Environmental engineering at Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh for 5 years, and then worked for Mott MacDonald, a multi-disciplinary civil engineering consultancy firm based in the UK. I stayed in Inverness for 6 years, then moved to Glasgow in 2010, before returning to Edinburgh and further education in September 2013.

I am currently researching how to test physical scale models of marine renewable energy devices at FloWave. When not in work, I enjoy photography, cycling, hill walking, and swimming; amongst other things.

me, relaxing on the sofa after a walk


I (occasionally) write about topics relating to my research, as well as posting links, photos and musings about that interested me, ranging from landscape and the outdoors, engineering and architecture, computers/tech and probably more. Have a look around, if you want.


At this site, my flickr page, and on my twitter stream. You can also find my professional profile on LinkedIn, and my publications on ResearchGate.


Most likely, not that often! But I will try, and you can subscribe to the RSS Feed to automatically get notified of updates.


Because I can! Why not?