Marine Renewable Energy
My principal research interests relate to the artificial extraction of energy from the sea. Most recently this has been directed towards tidal current power with a particular emphasis on the interactions between the extraction process the technology and the resource itself. Presently I am Management lead for the multi-institutional EPSRC funded Supergen marine research consortium as well as principal investigator in other projects funded by the Department of Trade and Industry.
Outside of the University I am a non-executive director of the European marine Energy Centre (EMEC) and the only only academic member of the Scottish Government Forum for Renewable Energy Development in Scotland (FREDS).