COER are currently involved in an EU Horizon 2020 project (LiftWEC), which involves the development of a novel wave energy converter whose primary coupling with the waves is through the generation of hydrodynamic lift on a rotating hydrofoil. COER’s work package deals specifically with control strategy development. The internship on offer would explore some interesting optimisation problems that can be examined using the model that is being developed. A background in applied mathematics, or other branches of engineering would be preferable.

This is an unpaid internship, although we do offer the possibility to participate in a dynamic research environment, working on a topical research area, amongst highly motivated PhD students, postdocs, and other interns. Intern supervision is jointly managed by the COER Director, Prof John Ringwood, and one of the lab’s postdocs, Dr. Andrei Ermakov. Interns are registered as students of Maynooth University, so have access to all University facilities as well as the COER lab facilities – desk space in the COER lab, computing and network facilities, etc.

If you are interested, contact for more information.