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 somewhat 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.


Sometimes at this site, but mostly on mastodon.scot/@drnoble, 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?