Mr Gerard Avellaneda Domene

Research Associate



1.184 Fleeming Jenkin

Research Institute: 

  • Energy Systems


Gerard Avellaneda studied his BSc in Physics at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain. During this time, he focused on the study of Physical Oceanography, doing an internship at the Catalan Institute of Climate Sciences (IC3) and his final degree project at the Institute of Marine Sciences (ICM-CSIC). However, being also interested about renewable energies, after graduating in 2015 he decided to study a MSc in Marine Renewable Energies at Heriot-Watt University.

Currently, Gerard combines his master programme and a project collaboration on Cost and Performance Optimization of Wave Energy Converters with Miss Anna Garcia-Teruel, phD candidate at the Institute of Energy Systems, University of Edinburgh.

Academic Qualifications: 

  • MSc in Marine Renewable Energy, Heriot-Watt University (at present)
  • BSc in Physics, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

  • PhD course on numerical and experimental modelling and control of wave energy converters, Aalborg University
  • Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems, University of California Davis
  • Wind Energy, Denmark Technical University
  • Energy Analysis, Open Universiteit

Professional Qualifications and Memberships: 

  • Lifeguard of the Spanish Red Cross: more than 5 years of experience