Category: Research

  • First research outputs

    I have been working towards the first outputs from my research, which will be at a couple of academic conferences this year. Firstly, I will be presenting a poster at the European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2015 in Vienna, on the work we have been doing on “Wave-current interactions at the FloWave Ocean Energy Research Facility”. […]

  • Research tools

    Whilst I have not been at this research malarkey very long, several people have made suggestions for useful software, in addition to my own past experience. I have put some notes/links below on various tools that should help towards the process of research. Hopefully this might be of interest to others, and feel free to add your […]

  • Taught component over, now onto the research

    Nearly six months ago, I finished the taught component of my EngD, and moved on to the research phase. My project is looking at physical scale modelling of offshore renewable energy devices in the new FloWave facility at the University of Edinburgh. This is claimed to be the world’s most advanced ocean simulator, a 25m […]

  • First semester finished

    I have just completed the first semester of my course. The course organisers were not joking when they described the taught section of the course as “intensive”. So far we have covered six modules, in each going from knowing comparatively little, to writing reports and presenting on the subject for 10-15 minutes just two weeks […]

  • Back to academia

    After nine years working for the multi-disciplinary consultancy Mott MacDonald, I have decide to go back to academia, and undertake some further research. I will be working towards an Engineering Doctorate (EngD) in Offshore Renewable Energy at the Industrial Doctoral Centre for Offshore Renewable Energy (IDCORE).