Offshore Renewable Energy

Offshore Renewable Energy Research Theme

Specific objectives of this project in the initial two-year commissioning period will include:

  1. Construction of the facility
  2. Installation of the equipment
  3. Commissioning of the equipment
  4. Initial user trials and validation of the technology
  5. Further Academic and Industrial Partner Projects (ongoing beyond the life of this equipment grant) to include university partners Southampton, Manchester, Ulster, Strathclyde, Warwick and IFREMER

Research Themes: 

  • Offshore Renewable Energy
  • Structural Engineering
  • Materials and Structures
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The School of Engineering, as part of The Edinburgh Centre for Robotics (ECR), University of Edinburgh, invites international applications for three full-time Postdoctoral Research Associates (Grade 7) in Sensors and Offshore Robotics to join the new EPSRC funded Robotics and Artificial Intelligence(RAI) hub: ORCA Hub.

These three Postdoctoral Research Associate positions will contribute to the ORCA Hub within the Institute for Integrated micro and Nano Systems, and the Institute for Energy Systems in The School of Engineering at the University of Edinburgh, and in collaboration with colleagues in The School of Informatics as well as at Heriot-Watt University, Imperial College London, Oxford University and Liverpool University. The successful candidates will play a leading role in developing novel sensor systems and proof of concept robotic systems for underwater manipulation in the dynamic environments found in offshore energy.

These fixed term posts are full time and are available until 31 March 2021. Appointments to the post(s) will be made for a minimum of 12 months, with the potential to extend to the full term following satisfactory performance reviews. Longer term appointments for exceptional candidates will be considered at the offer stage.

Please indicate in the supporting statement section if you would like to be considered for a particular project only, otherwise candidates will be considered for both the sensing and the underwater robotics posts.

Salary: £32,548 - £38,833 per annum

Closing Date: Wednesday 3rd January 2018 at 5pm (GMT)

UoE Vacancy Ref: 


Closing Date: 

Wednesday, January 3, 2018
Shuji Otomo

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Research Institute: 

  • Energy Systems


Shuji (大友衆示) attained his Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2017 from Hokkaido University in Japan. His research project was to investigate the effect of turbulence on Savonius

The Policy and Innovation Group of the Institute for Energy Systems is seeking to appoint a Research Associate who will participate in a number of marine energy projects. The candidate must have excellent engineering, economics, analytical and communication skills and be able to work in a diverse team of European academic and industrial partners.

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Closing Date: 

Friday, September 1, 2017

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate (PDRA) to undertake a research project on modelling Ocean waves and currents environment conditions and evaluation for offshore wind turbines. The PDRA will work with Dr Venki Venugopal and Prof David Ingram in the School of Engineering at the University of Edinburgh.

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Closing Date: 

Thursday, September 7, 2017


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