Member Profile


ProfileI graduated from the University of Technology Hamburg as B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering (2013) and M.Sc. Energy Systems (2015). I gained experience in the field of ocean wave energy conversion while working as an intern for Aquamarine Power at Queens University Belfast (2014) and during a visiting research program with CalWave Power Technologies at UC Berkeley, CA (2014/2015). Since December 2015 I am working on my PhD at the Center for Ocean Energy Research (COER) at NUI Maynooth on high-fidelity numerical hydrodynamic modeling of Wave Energy Systems.
Current CityDublin
Current CountryIreland
E-Mail[email protected]

Work Information

Research FocusEfficient and accurate non-linear numerical models (i.e. CFD) are desired for WEC development. Most such models currently only include single subsystems for a WEC. However, a holistic analysis coupling a number of system characteristics leads to a more accurate and meaningful outcome. Hence, the project aims at the development of an efficient, high-fidelity CFD-based numerical wave tank for the application in the field of ocean wave energy conversion following a holistic approach by incorporating • Wave Generation & Absorption • Dynamic (Multi-DoF) Mesh Motion • Multi Body WECs • Mooring Model • Realistic Power Take-Off (PTO) Representation • Control Strategy Considering OpenFOAM for the model setup, the availability to a broad spectrum of users is ensured. The project can devided in a number of development steps. These are: (1) Assessment and Validation of Numerical Wave Makers (2) Assessment and Validation of Turbulence Modelling (3) Implementation of non-linear PTO Models (4) Implementation of non-linear Mooring Models (5) Assessment of Domain Decomposition Models (RANS/Potential Flow) (6) Assessment and Development of accurate (Multi-)Body Representation Methods (7) Validation and Verification (8) Model Refinement
Institution NameCenter for Ocean Energy Research Maynooth
Institution TypeUniversity

Offshore Area


Research Category

FocusHydrodynamics, Controls
TypeNumerical modelling


SymposiaCork, Ireland (2017)

Personal Sites