Programme start date: 16th September 2013
Mechanical Engineering (MEng) from University of Bath with final year research project titled 'Upscaling offshore wind energy - How big can we go?'.
12 months working for GL Garrad Hassan's energy and development services team. I was responsible for producing wind maps using a computational wind flow model and carrying out associated R&D tasks. I also did a 3 month summer placement with RES, where I was in charge of optimising the methodology for carrying out wind climatology studies.
What attracted you to studying with IDCORE?
The combination of the bespoke taught modules and the opportunity to do highly interesting research in a commercial environment.
What attracted you to offshore renewables industry?/ What aspects of the industry do you find most inspiring, interesting or important for the future?
The challenges and opportunities on offer in such a young and rapidly developing industry are highly attractive to me. I am inspired by the huge progress made in this field in the past few years and I am interested in understanding the barriers (technical, commercial and political) that are currently preventing us from exploiting this enormous renewable resource at a larger scale.
What is your biggest achievement to date?
Getting selected to join IDCORE!
What ambition would you like to fulfil as a Research Engineer?
I hope that the unique training and development opportunities offered at IDCORE, along with my skills and past experiences will allow me to deliver research outcomes that are truly valuable to the industry. In the long term, I hope that this experience leads me into making a significant contribution to the development and deployment of offshore renewable technology.