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). This is a partnership of the universities of Edinburgh, Strathclyde and Exeter, the Scottish Association for Marine Science and HR-Wallingford, and is funded through the EPSRC.
The first year will be a taught programme, based at Edinburgh Uni, and looking at various aspects of offshore engineering and electricity generation, before moving on to a three year research project with an industrial partner company.
Although I don’t sort out my research project until January next year, currently I think that some aspect of wave/tidal energy resource forecasting/site selection interests me most. It’s a pretty broad topic, but I’m just starting out, and I need to wait and see what opportunities arise.
I’m excited to be getting involved in an emerging field, and one that hopefully can help towards reducing mankind’s impact on the planet we call home — although I appreciate it is not a panacea.
I’ll try and post updates on my coursework and other topics of interest on here, having not seriously updated this site over the past couple of years.