Physical modeling and tank testing of various model scale Wave Energy Devices. This included the scaling of model, participating in the manufacture and modification of the small scale model, setup of the model in the wave tank including connection of relevant sensors, programming of wave maker to run required range of sea states and device configurations, data analysis, interpolation, summary and presentation to the client.
Commercial contracts personally worked on include: Wavebob, Ocean Energy Buoy, SperBoy (Embley Energy), Oceanlinx (formerly Energetech) and TfI (Technology for Ideas).
Setup of CORES (Components for Ocean Renewable Energy Systems) collaborative FP7 EU project. Online project management software coordinator in order to manage & track progress of 13 partners.
Attended various training courses including a CoastLab Coastal Engineering Teaching School at the University of Porto, Portugal, various National Instruments Data Acquisition seminars as well as conferences relating to Irelands future energy needs and how these can be met.