Work with industry, drive innovation, develop a sustainable future.
Fully-funded PhD scholarships in offshore wind energy and the environment.
The Aura CDT will undertake both blue-sky and applied research at the critical interface between engineering and environmental sciences, providing research development and innovation solutions for the offshore wind industry.
Workload analysis in operations & maintenance and construction; remote safety training for technicians; control and mitigation of fatigue under shift systems; comparison of logistics for fixed vs floating OSW.
Low carbon transitions and community benefits
Offshore wind and smart grid development; societal impact of offshore wind; economics of offshore wind developments; aquaculture in windfarm zones.
Next generation materials and manufacturing
Assistive assembly and manufacture; blade design and manufacture; bulk additive component production; reconfigurable manufacturing; self-healing surface coatings.
Operations and remote autonomous monitoring
Blade structural health; floating turbines control; hydrophone systems for marine mammals; internal turbine inspection; position monitoring with GNSS.