Ben is a second year engineering student at ISAE-ENSMA (Poitiers, FRANCE) a school specialising in mechanic and aeronautical engineering. For his engineering internship, he wants to discover the renewable energy sector, a sector that interests him for both future research, and the vision of the future that it offers.

Ben has joined COER for a 4 month internship. The internship project will assist with the control strategy element of the LiftWEC project: The optimum control torque for the cyclorotor depends on the inertia of the cyclorotor foils. He will be tasked with a co-design problem - simultaneously designing the foil inertia and optimising the control torque.