Dr Emma Edwards
Research Fellow in ORE Hydrodynamics
School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics (Faculty of Science and Engineering)
Emma is a Research Fellow in Offshore Renewable Energy Hydrodynamics as part of the Cornwall Floating Offshore Wind (FLOW) Accelerator (CFA) project. Her work focuses on the hydrodynamics of floating offshore renewable energy devices.
Emma completed a BSc in mathematics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2012. She then worked as a research assistant at the University of Edinburgh's Institute for Energy Systems, where she was introduced to wave energy. After another research assistant position at the University of Melbourne working on thermo-mechanical energy storage, she returned to wave energy research when she started a PhD in the subject at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Her PhD, titled 'Optimization of the geometry of axisymmetric point-absorber wave energy converters,' was supervised by Professor Dick Yue, and was completed in 2020. She then worked as a Postdoctoral Associate at MIT for a year, before starting her current role at the University of Plymouth in October 2021.
BSc, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2012
PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2020, 'Optimization of the geometry of axisymmetric point-absorber wave energy converters'
Hydrodynamics of offshore renewable energy, floating offshore wind turbines, wave energy, wave structure interaction
Grants & contracts
Link Foundation Ocean Engineering and Instrumentation PhD Fellowship, 2017
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