Professor Vengatesan Venugopal




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3.091 Faraday Building

Engineering Discipline: 

  • Mechanical Engineering

Research Institute: 

  • Energy Systems

Research Theme: 

  • Offshore Renewable Energy
Prof Vengatesan Venugopal
Prof Vengatesan Venugopal

Academic Qualifications: 

  • PhD in Ocean Engineering, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • B.Tech (Bachelor of Technology) in Civil Engineering, India
  • M.Tech (Master of Technology) in Ocean Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Chennai, India

Professional Qualifications and Memberships: 

  • Member of Engineering Committee on Oceanic Resources (ECOR), RINA


  • Marine Energy-5
  • Solid Mechanics 3 [Mechanical Engineering]
  • Mechanical Engineering Fundamentals Renewable Energy [MSc in Sustainable Energy Systems]

Research Interests: 

  • Coastal Defence
  • Semi-circular Breakwater
  • Wave Device Array Interactions
  • Hydrodynamic forces and device motion response calculations
  • Wave Resources Prediction and Modelling
  • Numerical modelling


  • Wave Energy
  • Wave-current loadings on Offshore Structures
  • Model testing of Offshore/Coastal structures
  • Numerical and Physical wave modeling
  • Ocean wave analysis and Statistics