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University College Dublin

University College Dublin

University College Dublin has a growing reputation for excellence in its research capabilities, reflected in the increased number and value of its research contracts.  We began working with University College Dublin in 2010 when our proposed collaborative project was awarded 100 per cent grant funding by major Irish funding agency, Science Foundation Ireland.

Together with University College Dublin, we have set up a research group to focus on high end computational modelling for wave energy systems.  The group's research primarily focuses on Aquamarine Power's Oyster wave power technology and will contribute significantly to the evolution of our wave energy device.

The research group is made up of three post-doctoral positions and three PhD students.  University College Dublin's Professor Frederic Dias oversees the work of the research group.  Professor Dias has an international reputation for his work in three-dimensional modelling and numerical computation of extreme waves, wave turbulence and wave impact of structures.  In 2011, he was awarded an ERC (European Research Council) Advanced Grant to study rogue waves.

In addition to our collaboration with University College Dublin on this five year project, we are also sharing expertise with two major French research institutes Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan (ENS Cachan), and Ecole Centrale de Nantes (EC-Nantes).

University College Dublin’s collaboration with such a well respected industrial partner as Aquamarine Power was a key factor in the success of our research proposal. This is a very exciting research project and a perfect example of the alignment of academic research with industry needs.
Professor Frederic Dias, School of Mathematical Sciences
University College Dublin