The University of Edinburgh is one of the world’s top 25 institutions of Higher Education and provides exceptional research, teaching, and living environments. The School of Engineering comprises more than 125 academic staff, 1,700 undergraduate students, and 640 postgraduate students. We carry out internationally excellent teaching and research, attracting high-calibre students and an excellent level of research funding. We now seek to appoint a Chancellor’s Fellow in Marine Renewable Energy, working within the Research Institute for Energy Systems (IES).
As part of its wide-ranging and multi-disciplinary research portfolio in renewable energy, IES operates the FloWave Ocean Energy Research Facility, a £12M, state-of-the-art, circular wave and current basin. FloWave is a globally unique test-bed for marine energy devices and for fundamental studies of multi-directional wave and wave current interactions. The successful candidate will have a track record of excellent research in one or more of the following topics: non-linear wave hydrodynamics, wave-current interaction, ocean wave/current statistics, marine energy devices, ship manoeuvrability, floating platforms, offshore fluid-structure interaction, and mooring dynamics. In due course, the successful candidate will undertake teaching duties in Mechanical Engineering.
This prestigious award is aimed at an independent early career researcher of the highest potential who has begun to establish a reputation for the quality of their research at the forefront of their discipline and who has a commitment to teaching and student support at university level.
For informal discussion, potential candidates are invited to contact the Head of School, Prof Hugh McCann, firstname.lastname@example.org; or Director of Discipline for Mechanical Engineering, Prof Conchúr Ó Brádaigh, email@example.com; or the Head of the Institute for Energy Systems, Prof David Ingram, firstname.lastname@example.org.