The University of Edinburgh, Innovation and Policy Group within 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 analytical and communication skills and be able to work collaboratively in a diverse team of national European and International partners. With a good first degree in engineering or economics, the candidate must also have appropriate relevant professional experience and demonstrable analytical writing experience. The ability to work independently as well as within diverse European project teams will be essential.
TorqTidal seeks to provide control strategies for tidal current turbines that will reduce the risk of failure and increase the lifetime of device components without increasing capital costs. This will act to increase investor confidence and drive down the LCOE, which is a key step in helping the UK to exploit its significant tidal energy resource.
Every year tropical storms and hurricanes cause large amounts of damages and victims. In many cases people are forced to live in devastated areas without access to basic needs such as healthcare, clean water and food supplies, facing a hard and long recovery.
Fluid dynamics plays an essential role in our everyday life. You might think of our blood flow, on hot summer days the air-conditioning system, the potable water network, or stirring our coffee in the mornings to enhance the mixing process and the heat transfer.