Early Stage Researchers

 
Giacomo Politi
ESR 1
Giacomo is the Trinity College Early Stage Researcher. His supervisor is prof. Biswajit Basu. He has been previously involved with Floating Power Plant as an Intern, and he graduated in M Sc. Sustainable Engineering: Offshore Renewable Energy in the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.
Tao Sun
ESR 2
Tao Sun is the Aalborg University Early Stage Researcher. His supervisor is prof. Søren R.K. Nielsen. Tao did his Master in Tongji University and his Bachelor in Sichuan University.
Pilar Heras
ESR 3
Pilar is the Floating Power Plant Early Stage Researcher. Her industrial supervisor is Dr. Sarah Thomas, and her academic supervisor and co-supervisor are the associate prof. Jens Peter Kofoed and the Senior Engineer Morten Kramer. Pilar graduated as a Naval Architect and Marine Engineer in the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.

Beneficiaries

Dr. Ciarán Mc Goldrick
Project Coordinator
An Engineer and Academic, Ciarán Mc Goldrick is an Associate Professor at Trinity College Dublin’s School of Computer Science and Statistics. His research spans communications, energy, security and scholarship.
Personal
Prof. Biswajit Basu
ESR 1 Supervisor
The areas of expertise of prof. Basu are: Nonlinear Waves, Hydrodynamics, Mathematical Oceanography, Nonlinear Analysis, Renewable Energy Technologies, Smart Grid, Wind Energy, Offshore Wind Turbines, Wave Energy, Structural Health Monitoring, Passive, Active and Semi-active Vibration Control, Random Vibrations, Wind & Earthquake Engineering, Time-frequency and Wavelet Analysis, Non-stationary Processes, Traffic Flow Theory and Control
Prof. Søren R.K. Nielsen
ESR 2 Supervisor
Søren R.K. Nielsen is a professor in the University of Aalborg in the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Civil Engineering. Division of Reliability, Dynamics and Marine Engineering, Structural Dynamics Research Group.
Dr. Sarah Thomas
ESR 3 Industrial Supervisor
Sarah has nine years experience in offshore renewable energy and the modelling and analysis of oceans, floating systems and fluid-structure interactions. She has a Master of Mathematics degree and a Civil Engineering PhD which focused on the numerical modelling and optimisation of groups of floating wave energy devices. She is leading the research and development of a danish commercial device which produces energy from both the wind and the waves using a floating platform.
Jens Peter Kofoed
ESR 3 Academic Supervisor
Jens Peter Kofoed is an Associate Professor in the University of Aalborg, in the Faculty of Engineering and Science. Department of Civil Engineering, Division of Reliability, Dynamics and Marine Engineering and he is part of the Wave Energy Research Group.
Morten Kramer
ESR 3 Academic Co-supervisor
Morten Kramer is an Associate Professor in the University of Aalborg, in the Faculty of Engineering and Science. Department of Civil Engineering, Division of Reliability, Dynamics and Marine Engineering. He is part of the Wave Energy Research Group. He is also a Senior and R&D Engineer at Floating Power Plant A/S.