Dr Arturo Ortega Malca

Research Associate



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Research Institute: 

  • Energy Systems

Research Theme: 

  • Offshore Renewable Energy
Dr Arturo Ortega Malca
Dr Arturo Ortega Malca


Dr Arturo Ortega is a Mechanical and Electrical Engineer. He is working in numerical simulation of electro-mechanical systems of tidal turbines using CFD and HPC. Before working in the Institute for Energy Systems, Dr Ortega worked for the Oil & Gas industry, onshore and offshore, for several years. During his professional life, he has been working in projects related to fluid dynamics, structural dynamics, fluid-structure interaction, and electro-mechanical system.  
Dr Ortega is a very experienced scientific computer programmer. He has implemented complex algorithms, included non-linear differential equations, for engineering and scientific programs. He has carried out advanced CFD and FEM analyses.   
Dr Ortega also has experience as a lecturer and coach; he is supervising MSc and PhD projects. His research lines include tidal turbine, offshore wind turbine, and coupled system.

Academic Qualifications: 

  • Norwegian University of Science and Technology - NTNU (Norway, 2015). PhD on Marine Structures.
  • Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro - PUC-Rio (Brazil, 2004). MSc on Mechanical Engineering.
  • Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería - UNI (Peru, 2002). BSc on Mechanical and Electrical Engineering. 

Research Interests: 

Tidal turbines, offshore wind turbines, coupled system.

Further Information: 

 Last Publication:
Ortega, A.; Tomy, J.P.; Shek, J.; Paboeuf, S.; Ingram, D. An Inter-Comparison of Dynamic, Fully Coupled, Electro-Mechanical, Models of Tidal Turbines. Energies 2020, 13, 5389. https://doi.org/10.3390/en13205389