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.
Heidi Schjoll Brede
Event Coordinator – Asia-Pacific Symposium
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.
Event Coordinator – European Symposium
Event Coordinator – North American Symposium
Hannah is a graduate student in the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Washington. As a researcher within the Pacific Marine Energy Center, she studies flow confinement and scaling effects on experimental hydrokinetic turbines. Hannah enjoys baking, cycling, and climbing and has recently taken up skiing to stay active during long Pacific Northwest winters.
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 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 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.
Tattiana is in her final year of her PhD in Cardiff University in Wales. She is doing research on tidal stream technology devices adaption to operate in low speed flows with the help of Computational Fluid Dynamics. Using solidity as the design parameter, she is modifying a well characterised turbine to determine the technological and economical feasibility of its use in conditions like the ones in Costa Rica. She has worked in project development for biomass power plants in Costa Rica and is currently collaborating with the Costa Rican Institute of Electricity. Currently she also works as Vice-President of PAMEC.Energy Association.
As Research Coordinator Tattiana is in charge of managing the Ocean Energy Systems (OES) Blue Energy Collaborative Scholarships. At the same time she manages the INORE’s blog and collaborates with the organisation of events in South America.
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.