Mr Tom Tosdevin

Mr Tom Tosdevin

COAST Researcher

School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics (Faculty of Science and Engineering)



Researcher supporting Marine-i and the work of the COAST research group through physical and numerical modelling of floating offshore renewable energy devices. Particularly interested in extreme response modelling and reliability.


MSc Marine renewable energy (2018), University of Plymouth

BSc Astrophysics (2014), Queen Mary University of London



Teaching interests

PGCE and QTS - 3 years teaching secondary school Maths and Physics (2014 - 2017)



Research interests

Probabilistic design in offshore renewable energy.

Numerical and physical modelling of offshore renewable energy devices.

Research groups



Key publications

Key publications are highlighted


Giassi, M., Thomas, S., Tosdevin, T., Engström, J., Hann, M., Isberg, J. and Göteman, M., 2020. Capturing the experimental behaviour of a point-absorber WEC by simplified numerical models. Journal of Fluids and Structures, 99, p.103143.

Brown S, Tosdevin T, Jin S, Hann M, Simmonds D & Greaves D (2023) 'On the selection of design waves for predicting extreme motions of a floating offshore wind turbine' Ocean Engineering , DOI Open access
Kwa KA, White DJ, Tosdevin T, Jin S & Greaves D (2023) 'Whole-life modelling of anchor capacity for floating systems: The RSN CSI approach' Applied Ocean Research 138, , DOI Open access
Ransley E, Brown S, Edwards E, Tosdevin T, Monk K, Reynolds A, Greaves D & Hann M (2023) 'Real-Time Hybrid Testing of a Floating Offshore Wind Turbine Using a Surrogate-Based Aerodynamic Emulator' ASME Open Journal of Engineering 2, , DOI Open access
Jin S, Brown S, Tosdevin T, Hann M & Greaves D (2022) 'Laboratory investigation on short design wave extreme responses for floating hinged-raft wave energy converters' Frontiers in Energy Research , DOI Open access
Draycott S, Stansby PK, McAllister ML, Davey T, Jordan L, Tosdevin T & Hann M (2022) 'The numerical re-creation of experimentally generated nonlinear irregular wave fields using a time-reversal approach' Applied Ocean Research 129, , DOI Open access
Giassi M, Thomas S, Tosdevin T, Engström J, Hann M, Isberg J & Göteman M (2020) 'Capturing the experimental behaviour of a point-absorber WEC by simplified numerical models' Journal of Fluids and Structures 99, 103143-103143 , DOI
Conference Papers

Tosdevin, T., Giassi, M., Thomas, S., Engstrom, J., Hann, M., Isberg, J., Goteman, M., Ransley, E., Musliedlak, P., Simmonds, D. and Greaves, D., 2020. On the calibration of a WEC-Sim model for heaving point absorbers.

Giassi, M., Thomas, S., Shahroozi, Z., Engström, J., Isberg, J., Tosdevin, T., Hann, M. and Göteman, M., 2019, September. Preliminary results from a scaled test of arrays of point-absorbers with 6 DOF. In Proceedings of the 13th European Wave and Tidal Conference (EWTEC)(Naples).

Tosdevin T, Edwards E, Holcombe A, Brown S, Ransley E, Hann M & Greaves D (2023) 'On the Use of Response Conditioned Focused Wave and Wind Events for the Prediction of Design Loads' ASME 2023 5th International Offshore Wind Technical Conference 2-/-1/20232-/-1/2023American Society of Mechanical Engineers , DOI Open access
Holcombe A, Edwards E, Hann M, Greaves D & Tosdevin T (2023) 'A comparative study of potential-flow-based numerical models to experimental tests of a semisubmersible floating wind turbine platform' The International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers Publisher Site Open access
Tosdevin T, Jin S, Simmonds D, Hann M & Greaves D (2022) 'On the use of constrained focused waves for characteristic load prediction' CRC Press 609-617 , DOI Open access
Tosdevin T, Giassi M, Thomas S, Engstrom J, Hann M, Isberg J, Goteman M, Ransley E, Musliedlak P & Simmonds D 'On the calibration of a WEC-Sim model for heaving point absorbers' European wave and tidal energy conference (EWTEC) Open access
Other Publications
Ransley E, Brown S, Edwards E, Tosdevin T, Monk K, Reynolds A, Greaves D & Hann M Hydrodynamic response of a floating offshore wind turbine (1st FOWT Comparative Study Dataset). Open access