Josh is a Physical Scientist, originating from Australia where he completed his undergraduate and PhD studies at James Cook University. He was awarded a first class honours degree in science, majoring in physics, before commencing his doctoral thesis on the topic of energy harvesting for wireless sensor networks distributed in the marine environment. His PhD was co-sponsored by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Energy Technology Division, where he spent time working with the Energy Harvesting Team. His PhD research focussed on developing numerical models and physical prototypes to optimise and examine the potential of a small scale wave energy converter and a thermal energy harvesting device located on the ocean surface.
Josh joined COER in 2012, leading a three year project on “Nonlinear Parametric Modelling and Control for Wave Energy Devices using Numerical Tank Testing”. In 2016-2018 he joined the team working on the project “Development of the Next Generation of Controllers for Wave Energy Devices” and served as the Deputy Director of COER. During his time at COER, he also served on the committee for the International Network on Offshore Renewable Energy (INORE) and was the INORE Chairman in 2013-14.
In 2018, Josh moved to Hungary where he currently works in the Dept of Fluid Mechanics at Budapest University of Technology and Economics, teaching courses on “Opensource CFD” and continuing to research offshore reneable energy.
His research interests include wave energy conversion, the development of numerical wave tanks, computational fluid dynamics, nonlinear hydrodynamic modelling, and the venture from physics to numerics when modelling and solving a physical process or system.
In: Renewal Energy, 2020.
In: Journal of Marine Science and Engineering, 7 (71), pp. 7030071, 2019.
On the Assessment of Numerical Wave Makers in CFD Simulations (Journal Article)
In: Journal of Marine Science and Engineering, 7 (2), pp. 7020047, 2019.
Evaluation of energy maximising control systems for wave energy converters using OpenFOAM (Incollection)
In: pp. 157, 2019.
3rd International Conference on Renewable Energies Offshore, Lisbon, Portugal, 2018.
In: Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 93 , pp. 610-630, 2018.
In: Applied Energy, 226 , pp. 655-669, 2018.
Adaptive control of a wave energy converter (Journal Article)
In: IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy , 2018.
Proceedings of the EWTEC 2017, Cork, 2017.
Assessment of numerical wave makers (Conference)
Proceedings of the 12th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference, Cork, Ireland, 2017.
In: Energies, 10 (5), pp. 666-732, 2017.
In: IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, 7 (3), pp. 1012-1019, 2016.
In: IEEE Transaction on Sustainable Energy, 7 (3), pp. 1020-1027, 2016.
Proceedings of the 11th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference, Nantes, France, 2015.
In: Ocean Engineering, 103 , pp. 31–39, 2015.
Proceedings of the ASME 2015 34th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, American Society of Mechanical Engineers St John's, Canada, 2015.
Proceedings of the 11th European wave and tidal energy conference, Nantes, France, 2015.
1st International Conference on Renewable Energies Offshore (RENEW2014), Lisbon, Portugal, 2014.
In: ASME 2014 33rd International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, pp. V09BT09A038–V09BT09A038, American Society of Mechanical Engineers 2014.
5th International Conference on Ocean Energy, Halifax, Canada, 2014.
In: EWTEC 2013, 2013.