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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Event Coordinator – European Symposium
Nicolas is a PhD student at the MaREI Centre from University College Cork, in Ireland. He works on the hydrodynamics of co-located arrays of wave energy converters and offshore wind turbines. When you don’t know where to find him, he is probably hidden in the forest playing with the leprechauns.
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.
FX joined the Marine Energy area in Tecnalia as a PhD student with the University of the Basque Country in Spain. His work focuses on power take-off systems in wave energy and especially in oscillating water column systems. After discovering he was the hidden brother of the Sochi’s gold medal half-pipe snowboarder, he decided to go hunting mushrooms in the Urdaibai natural reserve.
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.
Event Coordinator – North American Symposium
Christine is a graduate student studying Marine Policy at the University of Delaware. Her research focuses on perceptions of process at the first successful offshore wind project in the United States at Block Island, Rhode Island. She’s lived on islands for 95% of her life and thrives off salt air and fresh seafood.
Advisory Committee Members
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 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 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 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.