Dr Paul AJ Bonar

Research Associate



4.120 Faraday Building

Research Institute: 

  • Energy Systems

Research Theme: 

  • Offshore Renewable Energy


Paul is a PDRA working with Prof Alistair Borthwick and Dr Ton van den Bremer. He is contributing to a project entitled "Extreme wind and wave loads on the next generation of offshore wind turbines", which is funded by EPSRC and NERC through the Joint UK-China ORE grant, and involves collaboration between the Universities of Oxford and Edinburgh in the UK, and Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Beijing's National Climate Centre, and the Shanghai Investigation, Design, and Research Institute in China.

Academic Qualifications: 

  • BE (1st Class Honours), Civil Engineering, NUI Galway, 2011
  • MSc (Distinction), Sustainable Energy Systems, University of Edinburgh, 2012
  • PhD, Tidal Stream Power, University of Edinburgh, 2017

Research Interests: 

  • Ocean Engineering
  • Marine Renewable Energy
  • Environmental Impact Assessment