Committee Members

Caity Clark

Caity Clark

Chair

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Caity is a graduate student in the Northwest National Renewable Energy Center and Design Engineering Lab at Oregon State University. Her research focuses on the optimization of combined technology offshore renewable energy sites and devices. Caity is an avid runner, and enjoys backpacking, whitewater sports, and snowshoeing. 

Owain Roberts

Owain Roberts

Finance Manager

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Owain is a PhD student in the Wind & Marine Energy Systems, Centre for Doctoral Training and is based at Edinburgh University. His work focuses on techno-economic assessment of wave energy converters. He enjoys exploring the Scottish mountains, swimming outdoors, Gareth Bale, and reminding everyone that he is Welsh.

Aisha McKee

Aisha McKee

Event Coordinator

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Aisha is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in mechanical engineering at Oregon State University. Her current research revolves around building, modelling, and controlling oscillating water column WECs. In her free time, she enjoys baking, crafting, and hanging out with her cat, so basically your average domestic goddess.

Jarrah Orphin

Jarrah Orphin

Event Coordinator – Asia-Pacific Symposium

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Jarrah is a PhD student from down under…at the Australian Maritime College, University of Tasmania. His research is focused on seeking better ways in which to develop and advance ocean wave energy technologies. He loves escaping from 1’s and 0’s to explore the frontiers of fun and function of the ocean, adventures in the deep wilderness of Tasmania and abroad, and daydreaming.

Tattiana Hernández-Madrigal

Research Coordinator

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Event Coordinator – European Symposium

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Event Coordinator – North American Symposium

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Hanna Torrens-Spence

Hanna Torrens-Spence

Vice Chair

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Hanna is a PhD student at Queen’s University Belfast. Her work focuses on characterising high velocity tidal flows. She loves to travel to warmer climes for a conference or five, or for any excuse, really. Along with other members of the Marine Research Group she competes very seriously in Tag Rugby at All-Ireland level… for beginners. Go SPACE Cadets!

Chris Sharp

Chris Sharp

Web Manager

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Chris Sharp is a PhD candidate at Oregon State University working with MIME’s Design Engineering Lab and the Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center. His Research at OSU focuses on developing optimization algorithms for arrays of wave energy converters. When not optimizing arrays, Chris enjoys backpacking, bouldering, mountain biking, tea and generally just being outside.

Anke Bender

Anke Bender

Outreach Coordinator

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In December 2015 I started my PhD at Uppsala University in Sweden. My work focuses on behavior and population effects on fish and crustaceans, in relation to wave power. I hope that I can expand INORE a bit more with other biologists or people working with environmental issues related to renewables. In my free time I like to travel, diving and all other kinds of water activities.

Simon Burmester

Simon Burmester

Secretary

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Simon started in 2014 to work at MARIN (Maritime Research Institute Netherlands) about numerical modeling of floating wind turbines. This year he is also starting a PhD with the University of Duisburg-Essen in Germany. He hopes to include more wind energy related industry into INORE activities. In his free time he takes pictures, goes running or cycling and enjoys nature as much as possible.

Mojtaba Kamarlouei

Mojtaba Kamarlouei

Sponsorship Coordinator

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Mojtaba is a PhD student at Center for Marine Technology and Ocean Engineering (CENTEC) in Institute Superior Tecnico (IST) in Portugal. Mojtaba is working on optimum control of wave energy converters. If you are an eco-friendly investor, you can take your phone and call Mojtaba, he will let you know how to support INORE and promote your green/blue research/business in an INOREan atmosphere.

Loup Suja-Thauvin

Loup Suja-Thauvin

Outreach Coordinator

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Loup is working on a PhD in hydrodynamics at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, in Trondheim, and his research focuses on bottom-fixed offshore wind turbines in extreme storm conditions. He enjoys climbing, hiking and generally any type of outdoorsy activity, especially when they can be combined with a guitar and a beer. He loves freezing his butt off in tiny wooden huts with no water nor electricity in the deepest wilderness of Norway.

Advisory Committee Members

Samantha Quinn

Samantha Quinn

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Samantha is the Operations Manager at the Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center at Oregon State University. Although she now focuses on making sure everything is running smoothly, she continues to dabble in research focused on  policy, innovation and economics for offshore renewable energy. She is terrified of swimming in the sea and has been stung twice by jellyfish. Also, she love bridges.

Boris Teillant

Boris Teillant

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Boris is a research engineer at WavEC Offshore Renewables, in Portugal. His main research activities involve techno-economic analysis of innovative concepts for wave energy converters and lifecycle logistics of ocean energy arrays. While not awake, Boris is also secretly working on a visionary sailing boat design featuring both a pool table and a bar.

Michele Martini

Michele Martini

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Michele is a Researcher in the Offshore Engineering Group at IH Cantabria, in Spain. He is focusing his work on the effects that met-ocean conditions have on floating wind and wave energy farms in terms of energy production, long-term response and O&M activities. He loves watching storms from lighthouses – as long as they are not too close to the sea.

Carlos Perez Collazo

Carlos Perez Collazo

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Carlos is a Research Fellow in  Wave and Offshore Wind Energy at the University of Plymouth. He works closely with  the Partnership for Research In Marine Renewable Energy (PRIMaRE) – the research cluster in Marine Renewable Energy for the South of England. His research is focused on the development of new solutions for wave and offshore wind energy sectors and on how to combine them. He loves traveling and discover new cultures and places.