Dr Maurizio Collu

Reader

Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering

Personal statement

I am a Reader in Offshore Renewable Energy Systems, and I joined the NAOME Department of the University of Strathclyde in August 2018. My area of expertise is applied mechanics, focusing in particular on multidisciplinary, coupled model of dynamics for offshore renewable energy systems. I apply this expertise to develop conceptual and preliminary design methodologies for offshore renewable energy systems.

I am currently the Principal Investigator of one of the five EPSRC Joint UK-China Offshore Renewable Energy flagship projects, the 3 years, £ 0.8m project INNO-MPP  (http://gow.epsrc.ac.uk/NGBOViewGrant.aspx?GrantRef=EP/R007497/1). With my research group, we are focusing on the development of multi-purpose offshore platforms for the sustainable development of small/isolated communities, exploiting the synergies among offshore renewable energy and aquaculture industries.

I am also Work Package leader in the 3.5 years, € 10m EU H2020 project “The Blue Growth Farm” (http://www.thebluegrowthfarm.eu/) (https://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/216067_en.html), focusing on the development and demonstration of an automated, modular and environmentally friendly multi-functional platform for open sea farm installations of the Blue Growth Industry. In this project, I am in charge of the development of a multidisciplinary, coupled model of dynamics of this multi-purpose platform.

Furthermore, I am a Co-Investigator and Work Package leader in a prestigious 3 years, 3 m£ EPSRC project  HOME-Offshore (http://homeoffshore.org/), which focuses on merging Artificial Intelligence, Robotic inspection and Advanced Physics Modelling to lower the cost of offshore wind farm maintenance.

I sit on several international committees, including the ITTC Specialist Committee on Hydrodynamic Modelling of Marine Renewable Energy Devices and the OMAE Ocean Renewable Energy technical committee.

In the past, I had been the Principal Investigator on an Innovate UK project, focusing on the conceptual and preliminary design of a novel floating support structure for tidal turbines (http://gow.epsrc.ac.uk/NGBOViewGrant.aspx?GrantRef=EP/P510348/1). I also led the conceptual design of the floating support structure in the £2.8m ETI funded project NOVA (https://www.eti.co.uk/programmes/offshore-wind/nova), and as work package leader I led the development of a coupled model of dynamics for a hybrid wind-wave offshore floating system in the EU FP7 project H2Ocean (http://www.h2ocean-project.eu/).

I am also leading the conceptual and preliminary design of aerodynamically alleviated marine vehicles (AAMV), an area of research initiated with my PhD, and for which I have been awarded the prestigious RINA “Calder Prize”. The work has been published in the Royal Society Proc A journal (doi:10.1098/rspa.2009.0459), and it also led to a patented novel trim control mechanism for high speed marine vehicles (Patent GB2472266).

Publications

Wind power prediction based on High-frequency SCADA data along with isolation forest and deep learning neural networks
Lin Zi, Liu Xiaolei, Collu Maurizio
International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems Vol 118 (2020)
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijepes.2020.105835
A methodology to develop reduced-order models to support the operation and maintenance of offshore wind turbines
Lin Zi, Cevasco Debora, Collu Maurizio
Applied Energy (2019)
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2019.114228
Frequency domain analysis of a hybrid aquaculture-wind turbine offshore floating system
Abhinav K A, Collu Maurizio, Ke Sun, Binzhen Zhou
ASME 2019 38th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering 38th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore & Arctic Engineering (2019)
https://doi.org/10.1115/OMAE2019-96171
Analysis of the coupled dynamics of an offshore floating multipurpose platform : part B - Hydro-elastic analysis with flexible support platform
Ruzzo C, Failla G, Arena F, Collu M, Li L, Mariotti A
ASME 2019 38th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering ASME 2019 38th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, OMAE 2019 (2019)
https://doi.org/10.1115/OMAE2019-96282
New engineering approach for the development and demonstration of a multi-purpose platform for the Blue Growth Economy
Lagasco F, Collu M, Mariotti A, Safier E, Arena F, Atack T, Brizzi G, Tett P, Santoro A, Bourdier S, Salcedo F F, Muggiasca S, Larrea I
ASME 2019 38th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering 38th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore & Arctic Engineering (2019)
https://doi.org/10.1115/OMAE2019-96104
Analysis of the coupled dynamics of an offshore floating multi-purpose platform : part A - rigid body analysis
Li L, Collu M, Ruzzo C, Failla G, Abhinav K A, Arena F
ASME 2019 38th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering 38th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore & Arctic Engineering (2019)
https://doi.org/10.1115/OMAE2019-96212

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Projects

Supergen flexible fund: Novel Approaches for Physical Model Testing of Floating Wind Turbine Platforms
Day, Sandy (Principal Investigator) Collu, Maurizio (Co-investigator) Dai, Saishuai (Research Co-investigator) Ingram, David (Co-investigator) Hann, Martyn (Co-investigator)
20-Jan-2020 - 20-Jan-2021
Final Version : Novel Strategies for Physical Modelling of Wind Loading on Floating Wind Turbines
Day, Sandy (Principal Investigator) Collu, Maurizio (Co-investigator)
20-Jan-2020 - 19-Jan-2021
Savas Sezen PhD Project | Shakouri, Arash
Collu, Maurizio (Principal Investigator) Brennan, Feargal (Co-investigator) Shakouri, Arash (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 01-Jan-2021
REMS | Shakouri, Arash
Collu, Maurizio (Principal Investigator) Brennan, Feargal (Co-investigator) Shakouri, Arash (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 01-Jan-2021
REMS | Cevasco, Debora
Collu, Maurizio (Principal Investigator) Kolios, Athanasios (Co-investigator) Cevasco, Debora (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 01-Jan-2021
Home Offshore: Holistic Operation and Maintenance for Energy Offshore Windfarms
Collu, Maurizio (Principal Investigator) Lin, Zi (Researcher) Xu, Xue (Researcher)
01-Jan-2018 - 01-Jan-2020

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Henry Dyer Building

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