Ethan Clark

Aura Centre for Doctoral Training

Work with industry, drive innovation, develop a sustainable future.

Cohort 2 Students

Ethan Clark

Chair – Aura CDT Student Committee:

“As chair of the committee it is my responsibility that the activities and events, including all meetings, run efficiently and smoothly. It is my aim to ensure that all student voices are heard, and to assist in providing an inclusive and engaging environment for all involved with the CDT. Over the year I would like to help organise a variety of events to cater for the diverse range of preferences and interests of all students.”


I graduated from Swansea University in 2020, with a BSc in Marine Biology and an MSc in Engineering Leadership and Management. My Undergraduate Degree gave me a keen insight into the marine world and a deeper understanding of the long-term impact humans can have on the environment. My Masters examined the industry side of things, completing projects with TATA Steel and delving into the managing of assets, projects and people. My final project was a strategic analysis of Swansea Tidal Lagoon assessing the viability of renewable tidal technologies.

Research Interests:

My research interests lean towards multiuse systems, incorporating aquaculture farms around turbines in order to fully harness the space thereby minimising disturbance to the environment. I also have a keen interest in studying this impact that humans can have, and the effect on benthic and pelagic communities during the construction, operations and decommissioning of a wind farm.

Why you applied for the Aura CDT:

I applied to the Aura CDT programme as I wanted to extend my knowledge of renewables while still utilising my BSc knowledge in marine biology. Being a multidisciplinary programme, I believe it will do just that and help me develop my skills in order to pursue a career within the renewable industry.

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