Dr. Yerai Peña-Sanchez finished his degree in Renewable Energy Engineering from the University of the Basque Country (EHU) in 2016. In 2020 Yerai completed his PhD work at the Centre for Ocean Energy Research (COER) at NUI Maynooth, which focused on wave excitation force estimation and forecasting for wave energy applications. He then worked as a postdoc for a year at COER designing and building two hardware-in-the-loop systems to test optimal control and estimation strategies for wave energy converters. He currently works as a lecturer at the Energy department of the University of the Basque Country in Bilbao where he teaches fluid mechanics.


Yerai Peña-Sanchez