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. After mu undergraduate I moved to Inverness for 6 years, then to Glasgow in 2010, before returning to Edinburgh and further education in September 2013.

I am currently researching tools and policies to promote marine renewable energy, and before that 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.

Monochrome photo of me, relaxing on the sofa after a walk
A slightly old photo of 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 and on my twitter stream, or view my photos on Instagram and Flickr. 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?