Mr Gerard Avellaneda Domene

Research Associate



1/A103 Alrick Building

Research Institute: 

  • Energy Systems

Research Theme: 

  • Offshore Renewable Energy


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 works as a research assistant in Offshore Renewable Energy at the Policy and Innovation Group. 

Academic Qualifications: 

  • MSc in Marine Renewable Energy, Heriot-Watt University
  • 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: 

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


  • Wave energy
  • Hydrodynamic modelling
  • Techno-economic analysis