IES Seminar: Mark McAllister, Paul Bonar


Rm D/E, Alrick Building, Kings Buildings


Friday, March 21, 2014 - 13:00 to 14:00

Speaker: Mark McAllister

Title: The classification and characterisation of extreme waves and their impact on marine energy resource and device development.

Abstract: My talk will provide an short introduction into my area of research, its relevance, the goals I aim to achieve, and the current path I intend to follow.

Bio: Mark is a first year PhD student and completed his undergraduate degree in mechanical Engineering here at Edinburgh in 2013.


Speaker: Paul Bonar

Title: Effective Marine Energy Design Subject to Social and Ecological Constraints

Abstract: Practical marine energy resources are subject to social and ecological constraints, such as conflict with other users of the sea and environmental protection. The aim of this project is to benefit the marine energy industry by removing or minimising constraints to future development and supporting effective designs incorporating compliance with ecological and social constraints. This will involve investigating present theories on optimal system design and establishing experimental or numerical methods to validate these theories.

Bio: Paul is a second year PhD student working on social and ecological constraints on marine energy. He completed a Civil Engineering undergrad at the National University of Ireland, Galway in 2011 and an MSc in Sustainable Energy Systems at the University of Edinburgh in 2012.

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Susan Tully

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