futureWind&Marine 2019 Report
On the 7th of March 2019 the Wind & Marine Energy Systems CDT welcomed a record 181 delagates to the Technology and Innovation Centre at the University for Strathclyde for our annual seminar. In it's 7th edition, fW&M 2019 saw eight final year PhD students present their work across four sessions: Markets, Control, Modeling and Operations & Maintenance.
We were proud to welcome so many industry members to the TIC to showcase our research and help build further industry-academia collaborations. As well as PhD research being on show we also heard from a industry leaders. Alan Mortimer from Wood, the title sponsor, delivered the keynote address entitled "Wind and Marine Priorities for Industry-Academia Collaboration".
The other event sponsors, Scottish Power Renewables, Atkins and Frazer-Nash all delivered talks in the various sessions of the day as well as an invited talk from Matthew Hannon of the University of Strathclyde Buisness School.
Second and Third year PhD students presented posters on their research to date with Gabriele Pisetta winning the best poster prize for his work entitled "Morphing Blades for Passive Load Control of a Tidal Turbine"
We would also like to thank two CDT Alumni, Magnus Currie (EDP) and Iain Dinwoodie (Natural Power) for their contribution in giving an alumni perspective and chairing the panel discusion respectively.
The day concluded with a stimulating panel discussion on "The energy landscape by 2030 and the key challenges to overcome in getting there".
We would like to thank all the sponsors for their support without who the event would never have happened.
We look forward to seeing you for our 8th seminar in 2020.
All the posters and presentations from the day can be downloaded by clicking on the appropriate links below: