Dr Carlos Perez-Collazo

Dr Carlos Perez-Collazo

Research Fellow

School of Engineering (Faculty of Science & Engineering)


PRIMaRE Research Fellow


Carlos Perez-Collazo is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the COAST Engineering Research Group at the University of Plymouth. From 2013 CPC has been a research fellow at the University of Plymouth where he has been directly involved in PRIMaRE (the Partnership for Research In Marine Renewable Energy, www.primare.org) since its launch in 2013 and in European projects like SOWFIA or MARINET. CPC completed his PhD at the University of Plymouth in 2017 looking into a novel hybrid wind-wave energy converter. In 2012 he completed a five months internship at the Directorate General for Fisheries and Maritime Affairs of the European Commission in Brussels (Belgium). Before that CPC completed his MSc in Renewable Energy and Energy Sustainability from the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain) in 2011. From 2007 to 2009 CPC worked as site engineer manager for the earth-movement contractor in two large civil engineering works in Spain (a water canal and a high speed train line). CPC completed his master in Integrated Management Systems (health and safety, quality, environment and corporative social responsibility) in 2008. Before that CPC completed his MEng in Mining Engineering in 2006 from the University of Vigo (Spain) with an intensification in Energy and Fuels, during his degree he coursed his final year as Erasmus Student at the Silesian University of Technology (Poland). CPC’s research focuses on the characterisation and development of novel technology concepts to harness wave and offshore wind energy. During his academic career, he has been directly involved with three major research projects with national and international partners and provided research expertise to further international collaborations involving physical modelling at the laboratory and numerical modelling with CFD. He has been the secretary of the International Network on Offshore Renewable Energy (INORE), a young researchers’ association with more than 500 members; and been asked to review papers for respected journals. CPC’s current research involves the development of a patent for a new hybrid wave and offshore wind energy converter and he has collaborations with researchers in Spain, Portugal, and Denmark.

Professional membership

From Frebuary 2011; Menber of the International Network on Offshore Renewable Energy. From December 2006; Member of the Official Colege of Mining Engineers of Northwest (Spain). From January 2016: Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Research interests

Marine Renewable Energies, Wave Energy, Offshore Wind Energy, Hybrid Energies, Co-located Energies

Research groups

  • Coastal, Ocean and Sediment Transport

Key publications are highlighted

Astariz S, Perez Collazo C, Abanades J & Iglesias G 2016 'Hybrid Wave and Offshore Wind Farms: a Comparative Case Study of Co-located Layouts' International Journal of Marine Energy PEARL
Pérez-Collazo C, Greaves D & Iglesias G 2015 'A review of combined wave and offshore wind energy' Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 42, 141-153 Author Site , DOI PEARL
Astariz S, Perez-Collazo C, Abanades J & Iglesias G 2015 'Co-located wave-wind farms: Economic assessment as a function of layout' Renewable Energy 83, (0) 837-849 , DOI
Astariz S, Perez-Collazo C, Abanades J & Iglesias G 2015 'Co-located wind-wave farm synergies (Operation & Maintenance): A case study' Energy Conversion and Management 91, (0) 63-75 , DOI
Astariz S, Abanades J, Perez-Collazo C & Iglesias G 2015 'Improving wind farm accessibility for Operation & Maintenance through a co-located wave farm: influence of layout and wave climate' Energy Conversion and Management 95, (0) 229-241 , DOI
Astariz S, Perez-Collazo C, Abanades J & Iglesias G 2015 'Towards the optimal design of a co-located wind wave farm' Energy 84, (0) 15-24 , DOI
Conference Papers
Perez-Collazo C, Skanberg-Tippen J, Greaves D & Iglesias Rodriguez JG 2017 'Hydrodynamic response of a jacket-frame mounted WEC sub-system of a novel hybrid wind-wave energy converter' European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (EWTEC) Cork, Ireland 27/08/2017 31/08/2017
Perez Collazo C, Astariz S, Abanades J, Greaves D & iglesias G 2014 'Co-located wave and offshore wind farms: A preliminary approach to the shadow effect' The 5th International Conference on Ocean Energy (ICOE) Halifax, Canada 04/11/2014 06/11/2014 1-10 PEARL
Perez Collazo C, Astariz S, Abanades J, Greaves D & Iglesias G 2014 'CO-LOCATED WAVE AND OFFSHORE WIND FARMS: A PRELIMINARY CASE STUDY OF AN HYBRID ARRAY' International Conference in Coastal Engineering (ICCE) Seoul, South Korea 16/06/2014 20/06/2014 , DOI PEARL
Perez-Collazo C, Jakobsen MM, Buckland H & Fernandez-Chozas J 2013 'Synergies for a wave-wind energy concept' European offshore wind energy conference Frankfurt, Germany 19/11/2013 21/11/2013 EWEA 1-10 Publisher Site , DOI
Perez C & Iglesias G 2012 'Integration of wave energy converters and offshore windmills' The 4th International Conference on Ocean Energy (ICOE) Dublin, Ireland 16/10/2012 18/10/2012 1-6 PEARL
Pérez C & Iglesias G 2012 'Physical modelling of an offshore OWC wave energy converter mounted on a windmill monopile foundation' Troch P; Stratigaki V; De Roo S International Conference on the Application of Physical Modelling to Port and Coastal Protection - COASTLAB Ghent, Belgium Department of Civil Engineering, Ghent University PEARL
Greaves D, Pérez Collazo C, Magagna D, Conley D, Bailey I, Simas T, Holmes B, O'Hagan AM, O'Callagahn J & Torre Encirso Y 2013 Enabling Wave Power: Streamlining processes for progress. Plymouth, UK Author Site Publisher Site , DOI
Perez Collazo C, Iglesias Rodriguez JG & Greaves D 2016 Wave energy capture device. WO 2016/185189 A1
Perez Collazo C Perez Collazo C 0 'Co-located wave-wind farms: A preliminary case study of the shadow effect' 0 0 PEARL
Perez Collazo C Perez Collazo C 0 'Combining Wave & Offshore Wind Energy' 0 0 PEARL
Pérez-Collazo C Pérez-Collazo C 0 'Integration of other renewable energies in offshore wind farms' 0 0 PEARL
Perez Collazo C Perez Collazo C 0 'Towards a hybrid wave & wind concept' 0 0 PEARL
Other Publications
Perez Collazo C & de Andres Gutirrez A 2014 International Network on Offshore Renewable Energy: Red internacional para jóvenes profesionales de las energías renovables marinas. Senra Díaz de Cevallos M Madrid 0 0 28-30 Publisher Site
Kemper R & Neumann F 2014 Wave Energy Technology Brief. Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates The International Renewable energy Agency (IRENA) 0 0 1-26 Publisher Site