Committee members

Chair – [email protected]

Caity Clark

Caity is a graduate student in the Northwest National Renewable Energy Center and Design Engineering Lab at Oregon State University. Her research focuses on the optimization of combined technology offshore renewable energy sites and devices. Caity is an avid runner, and enjoys backpacking, whitewater sports, and snowshoeing. 

Vice Chair – [email protected]

Hannah Ross

Hannah is a graduate student in the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Washington. As a researcher within the Pacific Marine Energy Center, she studies flow confinement and scaling effects on experimental hydrokinetic turbines. Hannah enjoys baking, cycling, and climbing and has recently taken up skiing to stay active during long Pacific Northwest winters.

Secretary – [email protected]

Simon Burmester

Simon started in 2014 to work at MARIN (Maritime Research Institute Netherlands) about numerical modeling of floating wind turbines. This year he is also starting a PhD with the University of Duisburg-Essen in Germany. He hopes to include more wind energy related industry into INORE activities. In his free time he takes pictures, goes running or cycling and enjoys nature as much as possible.

Finance manager – [email protected]

Owain roberts

Owain is a PhD student in the Wind & Marine Energy Systems, Centre for Doctoral Training and is based at Edinburgh University. His work focuses on techno-economic assessment of wave energy converters. He enjoys exploring the Scottish mountains, swimming outdoors, Gareth Bale, and reminding everyone that he is Welsh.

Webmanager – [email protected]

Nicolás Faedo

Nicolás Faedo is a PhD student within the Centre for Ocean Energy Research, Maynooth University, Ireland. His research work is focused on nonlinear optimal control, system identification and nonlinear model order reduction techniques for wave energy converters. During his free times, Nicolás enjoys practicing sports, including martial arts and Olympic weightlifting.

Sponsorship Coordinator – [email protected]

Giuseppe Giorgi

Giuseppe Giorgi currently works at the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, at Politecnico di Torino. Giuseppe does research in Mechanical Engineering and Ocean Engineering, focusing on nonlinear modelling and optimization of wave energy converters.

Event Coordinator – [email protected]

Heidi Schjøll Brede

Heidi Schjøll Brede started her studies in Marine Engineering at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in 2011. Currently, she is working on her PhD in Civil Engineering at Queen’s University Belfast , where she is trying to solve the mysteries of CFD and the numerical modelling of floating wind turbines. In her free time she plays tag rugby and ultimate frisbee.

Outreach Coordinator – [email protected]

Mohammed Alaa Almoghayer

Mohammed Alaa Almoghayer is a PhD student in Tidal Energy at Heriot-Watt University (Orkney Campus) – ICIT. He is doing a research on the interaction between tidal turbines, and how it can affect the energy extraction efficiency.  Mohammed enjoys traveling, exploring the nature, sailing and wrecks diving.

Outreach Coordinator – [email protected]

Gerard Avellaneda Domene

Gerard did his BSc Physics at the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona. After that, he started a MSc MRE at Heriot-Watt University, where he focused his efforts on optimization modelling and grid integration of wave energy. He joined INORE in February 2018 while he was a visiting student at the University of Edinburgh. In his spare time, he loves watching old classic black and white movies.

Communications Coordinator – [email protected]

Christian windt

Christian Windt is a PhD student at the Centre for Ocean Energy Research (COER), Maynooth, in Ireland. His project focuses on high-fidelity numerical hydrodynamic modeling of wave energy converters in the CFD framework. Past office hours, he enjoys to go for a spin his van and generally everything that’s a bit of craic.

Events Coordinator – [email protected]

Jarrah Orphin

Jarrah is a PhD student from down under…at the Australian Maritime College, University of Tasmania. His research is focused on seeking better ways in which to develop and advance ocean wave energy technologies. He loves escaping from 1’s and 0’s to explore the frontiers of fun and function of the ocean, adventures in the deep wilderness of Tasmania and abroad, and daydreaming.

Research Coordinator – [email protected]

Tattiana hernández-Madrigal

Tattiana is in her final year of her PhD in Cardiff University in Wales. She is doing research on tidal stream technology devices adaption to operate in low speed flows with the help of Computational Fluid Dynamics. As Research Coordinator Tattiana is in charge of managing the Ocean Energy Systems (OES) Blue Energy Collaborative Scholarships. 

Advisory committee members

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Samantha quinn

Samantha is the Operations Manager at the Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center at Oregon State University. Although she now focuses on making sure everything is running smoothly, she continues to dabble in research focused on  policy, innovation and economics for offshore renewable energy. She is terrified of swimming in the sea and has been stung twice by jellyfish.

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michele martini

Michele is a Researcher in the Offshore Engineering Group at IH Cantabria, in Spain. He is focusing his work on the effects that met-ocean conditions have on floating wind and wave energy farms in terms of energy production, long-term response and O&M activities. He loves watching storms from lighthouses – as long as they are not too close to the sea.

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carlos perez collazo

Carlos is a Research Fellow in  Wave and Offshore Wind Energy at the University of Plymouth. He works closely with  the Partnership for Research In Marine Renewable Energy (PRIMaRE) – the research cluster in Marine Renewable Energy for the South of England. His research is focused on the development of new solutions for wave and offshore wind energy sectors and on how to combine them. 

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Boris teillant

Boris is a research engineer at WavEC Offshore Renewables, in Portugal. His main research activities involve techno-economic analysis of innovative concepts for wave energy converters and lifecycle logistics of ocean energy arrays. While not awake, Boris is also secretly working on a visionary sailing boat design featuring both a pool table and a bar.



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United Kingdom