Dr Keri Collins

Dr Keri Collins

Post Doctoral Research Fellow - COaST

School of Marine Science and Engineering (Faculty of Science & Environment)

Professional membership

Associate member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology

Teaching interests

Supervision of project students for PRCE507 (MEng Civil and Coastal Engineering) and PRME304 (BEng Mechanical Engineering) Conducted laboratory sessions and marking for MAR504, MARN201 Tutoring/supervising and marking DSGN313 Available for MATLAB tutoring

Research interests

Hydrodynamics, underwater propulsion/movement, bio-inspired design, flexible structures.

Research groups

  • Coastal, Ocean and Sediment Transport

Key publications are highlighted

Collins KM, Meng M, Le HR, Greaves D & Bellamy NW 2017 'Modelling of the buckling of a diaphragm–spine structure for a wave energy converter' Materials & Design 119, 159-170 , DOI PEARL
Le HR, Collins KM, Greaves DM & Bellamy NW 2015 'Mechanics and Materials in the Design of a Buckling Diaphragm Wave Energy Converter' Materials & Design 79, 86-93 , DOI PEARL
Toffoli A, Waseda T, Houtani H, Kinoshita T, Collins KM, Proment D & Onorato M 2013 'Excitation of rogue waves in a variable medium: An experimental study on the interaction of water waves and currents' Physical Review E 5, (87) , DOI
Collins KM, greaves D, Hann M, Howey B, Iglesias rodriguez G & Harnois V 2016 D6.1 - Analysis of different potential configurations of non-rigid Inter-moored devices. Publisher Site
Collins KM & Dai YM 2014 Possible power production for a WITT device deployed on a ship.
Collins KM & Dai YM 2013 Ship motion characteristics. WITT consortium

Other academic activities

Founder member and project manager for the human-powered submarine project: PULSE (Plymouth University Leg-powered Submarine Engineering). At the eISR 2014, our submarine Mayflower can 3rd overall and became the fastest human-powered submarine built by any UK team. We also won the prize for Reliability. We welcome mambers from any discipline who wish to get involved. https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/news/plymouth-university-dive-deep-to-break-human-powered-submarine-record