COER Q4 ’21 Workshop

COER Q4 ’21 Workshop

Join us for the COER Q4 '21 Workshop on Thursday 14th October via MSTeams. Agenda: 11.00 - 11.10 - Welcome  - Prof. John Ringwood 11.10 - 12.30 - Modelling and Control of Dynamical Systems with Arithmetic Intervals - Dr. Erivelton Nepomuceno 12.30 - 13.00 - Questions and Answers 1.30 - 15.00 - Lunch 15.30 - 15.45 - COER projects round-up - John Ringwood 15.45 - 16.15 - Numerical modelling of liquefaction around marine structures - Dr. Christian Windt Univeristy of Brunswick, Germany 16.15 - 16.45 - Pre-published work (restricted to COER members) - Dr. Nicolas Faedo from Politecnico di Torino 16.45 - 17.00 - Workshop close and review Contact CarrieAnne.Barry@mu.ie if you would like to join us. ...
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Seminar and Debate in Mondragon University

Seminar and Debate in Mondragon University

SEMINAR AND DISCUSSION ON MATHEMATICAL MODELING AND CONTROL OF MARINE RENEWABLE ENERGY DEVICES The researchers Demian Garcia Violini (National University of Quilmes) and Yerai Peña Sanchez (Centre for Ocean Energy Research, Maynooth University) have recently visited Mondragon Goi Eskola Politeknikoa and have presented their most relevant research work to the research staff of the university, leading to plenty of discussion and debate!  Find out more here. ...
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2 x Senior or Post-Doctoral Researcher (1 x 28-month contract, 1 x 8-month contract)

2 x Senior or Post-Doctoral Researcher (1 x 28-month contract, 1 x 8-month contract)

The Role:  Due to the continued expansion of the Centre for Ocean Energy Research, we are seeking two Post-Doctoral Researchers: Post-doctoral Researcher 1 (PD1) will be recruited for a period of 28 months for a Science Foundation Ireland, Department for Enterprise (Northern Ireland) and the National Science Foundation (US) funded project involving Control Co-Design of Heterogeneous Arrays of Wave Energy Converters. The focus of the role will be on the development of numerical optimisation-based control strategies for the linear and nonlinear models of Wave Energy Converter (WEC) arrays. The overall approach will rely on suitably adapting and extending existing frameworks based on direct transcription and other techniques such as networked model predictive control to the setting of multi-objective optimal control for WEC arrays. Post-doctoral Researcher 2 (PD2) will be recruited for a period of 8 months with the possibility of an extension, funding permitting, for a major European Union (EU) project which will develop a new lift-based wave energy converter (WEC) to technology readiness level (TRL)...
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PhD Position (4 year studentship@ €18.5k [tax free] p.a. + fees)

PhD Position (4 year studentship@ €18.5k [tax free] p.a. + fees)

The Centre for Ocean Energy Research (COER) at Maynooth University, Ireland is anticipating a number of funded PhD opportunities for 4-year structured PhD projects. A 4-year stipend of €18,500 per annum (with fees paid) is available to suitable candidates, along with expenses for conference travel, materials, etc. All the projects have international collaborators (a mixture of academic and industrial, in Norway, Denmark, and USA) and it is anticipated that one or more periods of secondment of the PhD students at collaborator sites will be appropriate. The spread of project areas is diverse, but include the following: hydrodynamic and wave-grid modelling, wave energy control system design, control co-design, forecasting and estimation, wind-wave systems, fault diagnosis and fault-tolerant control. Applicants should be well qualified to bachelor’s or master’s degree level in one of the following areas: mechanical/mechatronic engineering, electronic engineering, control engineering. Exceptional students in applied maths or hydrodynamics may be considered. The project will be supervised by Prof. John Ringwood, who was the recipient of...
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COER appoints new postdoc

COER appoints new postdoc

Everyone at COER would like to welcome Dr. Gaurav Dhar to the team. Gaurav Dhar received his undergraduate degree in Mathematics and Biophysics from the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. After finishing the first year of master's (M1) at the Ecole Polytechnique near Paris, he completed his master's degree in Applied Mathematics at the University of Montpellier in the specialisation "Modelling and Numerical Analysis" in 2017. More recently, he earned his PhD at the University of Limoges with a dissertation on optimal control for sampled-data systems in 2020. He is now working on the project of "Control Co-Design of Heterogeneous Arrays of Wave Energy Converters" at the COER at NUI Maynooth, in order to develop numerical optimisation-based control strategies for the linear and nonlinear models of Wave Energy Converter (WEC) arrays....
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COER Seminar Series 2020

Please join us next Thursday from 11am to 12pm for an MS Teams seminar presented by Hugh Murphy and Jack Hyland entitled: Open access publisher agreements in Maynooth University.  Where we are and where we're going. We are looking forward to a very interesting and timely presentation, especially given increasing emphasis on open access, the significant costs involved and transformative deals being brokered. If you would like to attend, either copy the link below or contact CarrieAnne.Barry@mu.ie. Join Microsoft Teams Meeting    ...
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Congratulations Christian!

Congratulations Christian!

Another of our PhD students have successfully completed their viva.  Christian has been with us since 2017 working on the SFI funded project " the next generation of controllers for wave energy devices".  Christian will be moving on to a postdoc position in Braunschweig University.  We all wish him the very best with his move and hope to see him again soon.  ...
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