Dr Arturo Ortega Malca

Research Associate



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Engineering Discipline: 

  • Mechanical Engineering

Research Institute: 

  • Energy Systems

Research Theme: 

  • Offshore Renewable Energy


Arturo Ortega is a Mechanical and Electrical Engineer graduated in the Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería (UNI, Peru). He also has an MSc degree in Mechanical Engineering conferred by the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio, Brazil), and a Ph.D. degree in Marine Structures awarded by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU, Norway).

Before joined to the Institute for Energy Systems - IES, Arturo has been working on Oil & Gas engineering and research projects from 2004. He worked on analyses of transient and two-phase flow through Oil & Gas pipeline networks, global riser analysis for the offshore industry, and fluid-structure interaction. He has a large experience on implementation of mathematical models and complex algorithms for engineering and scientist software programs.

Currently, he is working on modelling of tidal and wind energy devices using CFD. He also has interest in optimization and machine learning applied to wind/ocean energy generation.

Academic Qualifications: 

  • Norwegian University of Science and Technology - NTNU (Norway, 2015). Ph.D. on Marine Structures.
  • Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro - PUC-Rio (Brazil, 2004). MSc on Mechanical Engineering.
  • Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería - UNI (Peru, 2002). BSc on Mechanical and Electrical Engineering.