This centre offers the UK’s only comprehensive doctoral training programme in Wind & Marine Energy, bringing together the leading UK research groups in Wind Energy at Strathclyde University, Marine Energy at Edinburgh University and Offshore Structures at Oxford University..
EPSRC research studentships are avaliable to talented engineering and physical science graduates to undertake a 4 year PhD.
The Centre is committed to developing the new wave of highly skilled professionals needed to meet the energy challenge.
The overall aim of the Research Centre is to meet the needs of the fast growing wind and marine energy industry by providing high calibre PhD graduates with the specialist, generic and leadership skills necessary to lead future developments in wind and marine energy systems. The objectives are to ensure all students from different disciplines gain competencies in core aspects of wind and marine energy systems engineering and understand the socio economic impact of wind energy systems.
A formal programme of training and research is completed to develop and enhance students’ technical interdisciplinary knowledge, and broaden their understanding of the social, political and economic contexts of wind power and marine energy systems.
Our graduates will be future leaders in industry and academia world-wide, driving development of the offshore renewable energy sector, helping to deliver the Government's carbon reduction targets for 2050 and ensuring that the UK remains at the forefront of this vitally important sector.