Our seminars are being conducted through MS Teams for the moment.

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Seminars are held on Thursdays at 11am

Everyone is welcome!!


Wen-Hua Chen Loughborough University

Dual Control for High Levels of Automation in Uncertain Environments

Joao Henriques

Dimensional Analysis and Experimental modelling

Maria Luisa Castillo

An introduction

Chris Joubert

Buoyant energy storage device

John Ringwood                  Alex White                        Conor Murphy          Erivelton Nepomuceno Joao Henriques

Solving Ireland’ Energy dilemma – the debate!
20/10/22 Thalita Nazare and Nahia Iturricastillo
Self-presentation, get to know Nahia 
Thalita and Hybrid Wind-Wave Platforms and Control Co-Design
13/10/22 Dr. Joao Henriques         IST Lisbon
R&D at the IST wave energy group: from ideas to reality
6/10/22 Mahdiyeh Farajvand
High-Performance Computing (HPC): How to access ICHEC (Irish Centre for High-End Computing) and Maynooth university resources. 
29/9/22 Chen Zhang

IST Lisbon

Hybrid Oil–hydraulic PTO, Oscillating Surge WEC Case Study
22/9/22 Corinne Smith
A wave predictor development for WEC controllers
15/9/22 Esteban Perraud
Approach of the radiation force of floating bodies from the point of view of the memory effect.
8/9/22 Lucas Nardo
Representation of Chaotic Maps Using Finite Fields: Perspectives and Applications
1/9/22 Gaston Vergara Hermosilla
Approximation of fractional derivatives by orthogonal moments.
25/8/22 Iain McLeod
Wave powered data buoys – an overview
18/8/22 Eva Woods
Investigating the effects of P300-based brain-computer interfaces as a therapeutic tool in cognitive enhancement of healthy individuals.
11/8/22 Cecile Bertrand and Alexis Brochain
Importance of control co-design for WECs development
Application the Fano resonance effect to the control methods of a heaving buoy wave energy converter and final results
4/8/22 Lucille Antoine Implementation of an estimator and a predictor for relative foil/fluid velocities on a liftWEC device
28/7/22 Mohammad Sameti Potential of wave/tidal energy integration in green hydrogen production
21/7/22 Youcef Belkhier Control co-design of heterogenous WEC arrays.
14/7/22 Cecile Bertrand and Alexis Brochain Introduction to their COER internship projects
7/7/22 Gaston Vergara Hermosilla How does the dynamics of a WEC affect the dynamics of water waves?
30/6/22 Corinne Smith and Esteban Perraud Introduction to their COER internship projects
23/6/22 Maialen Agirre Aspiazu Improvement of the LiTe-Con controller in relation to: effective implementation of the control structure into a multi-DoF scenario, including an estimation structure for the wave excitation force.
16/6/22 Edoardo Pasta Data-driven and data-based control in wave energy systems: review and focused considerations on data in optimization-based WEC control
9/6/22 Sehiy Shtovba Fuzzy identification and research and development at Vinnytsia National Technical University, Ukraine
2/6/22 Sandra Carina Noble Adaptive P300 Speller for Attention Training: A Phenomenological Model, Simulation and Experimental Protocol
19/5/22 Marco Rosati Hydrodynamic control of oscillating Water Column WECs:  What’s the craic?
12/5/22 Mohammad Sameti An introduction to new COER postdoc Mohammad Sameti
5/5/22 Lucille Antoine An introduction to new COER intern Lucille Antoine
21/4/22 Ally Price, Uni of Edinburgh HAPiWEC introduction and discussion: what does the WEC control community need from HAPiWEC?
14/4/22 h/e Marcel Biato A visit from the Brazilian Ambassador
7/4/22 Kumars Mahmoodi Optimal control of a two-body heaving point absorber wave energy converter with non-integer order performance indices: A dynamic programming approach
31/3/22 Ciaran Quinn Library Research Resources and Advanced Searching
24/3/22 Nicolas Faedo
Direct optimal control for wave energy systems considering nonlinear Froude-Krylov effects
10/3/22 Jonathan Bolton
A mathematician’s approach to developing a WEC
3/3/22 Andrei Ermakov
An open discussion of estimation problems for LiftWEC
24/2/22 Edoardo Pasta
Collaborative strategy for model-free control of arrays of wave energy converters: A genetic algorithm approach.
17/2/22 Demian Garcia Violini
On the feasibility of energy-maximising controllers for an Argentinian wave energy system
10/2/22 Simon Thomas
Body-exact hydrodynamic modelling of Wave Energy Converter for optimal control
3/2/22 Jitendra Jain Robust back-stepping control.
27/1/22 Matt Folley, QUB
LiftWEC – A novel wave energy converter
20/1/22 John Ringwood
Control co-design for wave energy conversion
13/1/22 Zahra Shahroozi  Uppsala University
Considerations on prediction horizon and dissapative losses for wave energy converters.
16/12/21 Tom O’Kane
Test Crew Chief Suzuki MotoGP
9/12/21 Matt Folley QUB
LiftWEC – A novel Wave Energy Converter
25/11/21 Abel Arredondo Galeana University of Strathclyde
Strategies for improved hydro-structural performance of wave cycloidal rotors
18/11/21 Marco Rosati
Nonlinear data-based hydrodynamic modelling of an OWC device: Is it worth it?
11/11/21 Maialen Agirre Aspiazu
All About Me – Maialen Agirre
4/11/21 Demian Garcia Violini
COER’s 2nd Experimental Campaign at Aalborg University: Experience and Preliminary Results (restricted access)
28/10/21 Yerai Pena Sanchez
Hardware in the loop systems for wave energy converter control strategies validation.
21/10/21 Edoardo Pasta
Deep Neural Network Trained to Mimic Computational Expensive Optimization-based Control: a first Application to a Pendulum Wave Energy Converter
14/10/21 Various
COER Q4 ’21 Workshop
7/10/21 Various
European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference 2021 – a COER review
30/09/21 Benjamin Bruel
A control-orientated analytical model for a cyclorotor wave energy device
23/09/21 Hasana Bagnall Hare
Protocol for the identification of the neural baroreflex in sheep
16/09/21 Matias Widmer
Small-Scale Pendulum-Type Wave Energy Converter System for Low-Power Marine Monitoring Applications
2/9/21 Louis Martin
Control design for a wind/wave renewable energy platform
19/8/21 Alice Marie
LiftWEC structural design and real-time control – internship at COER
29/7/21 Sandra-Carina Noble Neuromatch Academy: Summer School on Computational Neuroscience
22/7/21 Gaston Vergara-Hermosilla Some ideas about water waves – rigid body interactions
15/7/21 Mahdiyeh Farajvand Quantifying hydrodynamic model uncertainty for robust control of wave energy devices
8/7/21 Xabier Hernandez Development of two WEC Test-benches-Internship at COER
1/7/21 Thomas Kelly A post-processing approach to irregular frequency removal in BEM results
24/6/21 Nicolas Faedo Data-driven model reduction for wave energy systems: A moment-based
17/6/21 Louis Martin and Ben Bruel An introduction to Louis Martin and Ben Bruel and their internship projects
10/6/21 Simon Thomas The COERbuoy1 platform a realistic WEC model
for control developers
3/6/21 Siyuan Zhan Model Predictive Control for Wave Energy Converters
27/5/21 Facundo Mosquera Adaptive second order sliding mode control applied to oscillating water column wave energy devices
20/5/21 Bingyong Guo An overview of my time in COER
13/5/21 Iain McLeod A Personal Introduction to Beginning my PhD in Developing a Small Scale Wave Powered Data Buoy
6/5/21 Jitendra Jain An introduction
29/4/21 Gaurav Dhar Self introduction and control strategies for WEC arrays
22/4/21 Hasana Bagnall Hare and Hafiz Ahsan Said Spring school on data driven model learning of dynamic systems
15/4/21 Alice Marie An introduction
8/4/21 Marco Rosati Data-based hydrodynamic modelling of an oscillating water column device
25/3/21 Demian Garcia Violini Quantifying hydrodynamic model uncertainty for robust control of wave energy devices
Peter Redmond
Robots: Sci-Fi to Sci-Fact
Onno Bokhove

School of Mathematics, University of Leeds

On a novel wave-to-wire energy device in a breakwater contraction
4/3/21 COER group COER: current and upcoming projects:
25/2/21 COER group COER: current and upcoming projects:
18/2/2021 Hafiz Ahsan Said Intelligent control of a DC microgrid consisting of Wave Energy Converter (WEC) and Hybrid Energy Storage System (HESS)
11/2/2021 COER group COER: current and upcoming projects:

Andrei, Mustafa, Marco, Yerai.

4/2/2021 Hasana Bagnall Hare Determining the frequency response of the baroreflex in sheep.
28/1/2021 Qusai ElMoosa Impact of nonlinear hydrodynamic modelling on geometric optimisation of a spherical heaving point absorber
21/1/2021 Niall McLean Wave Energy Scotland: Current Status
14/1/2021 Murat Ozbulut SPH for WEC System Modeling: State-of-the-Art and Grand Challenges
7/1/2021 Dr. Nicolas Faedo
A workshop on:
Software and tools for scientific writing
17/12/2020 Dr. Bingyong Guo Geometric optimisation of wave energy conversion devices: A survey
10/12/2020 Simon Thomas The coerPower platform – a realistic benchmark problem for WEC control-
3/12/2020 Valerio Grazioso Valerio is a new posdoc in the lab and will be introducing us to his previous work
26/11/2020 Marco Cognetti An introduction to active state estimation and control of mobile robots
19/11/2020 Mustafa Abdelrahman Mustafa is joining the COER team as a postdoctoral researcher and will be discussing his work
12/11/2020 Andrei Ermakov The control-orientated model for a cyclorotor wave energy device with N-hydrofoils
5/11/2020 Jake Cunningham Estimation and forecasting for wave energy applications in the moment domain
29/10/2020 Hugh Murphy Open access publisher agreements in Maynooth University.  Where we are and where we’re going
22/10/2020 Diego Moens de Hase Model-free extremum-seeking control for WECs
15/10/2020 Jake Cunningham Estimation and forecasting for wave energy applications in the moment domain
8/10/2020 Drakoulis Goudis An introduction to Drakoulis Goudis
1/10/2020 Inaki Zabala Calvo and Yerai Pena Sanchez BEMRosetta Workshop
24/09/2020 Sandra Carina Noble Stroke Rehabilitation using Iterative Learning Control
17/09/2020 Ahsan Said Hafiz IEA OES Task 10: Time domain modelling of the 2-DOF KRISO OWC device
10/09/2020 Simon Heiko Thomas Challenges and technologies for a nonlinear real world control for a
heave type point absorber
20/08/2020 Mahdiyeh Farajvand Modeling and control of power take-off system of a Wavestar wave energy converter
13/08/2020 Andrei Ermakov The LiftWEC control problem
6/08/2020 Fernando Jaramillo Lopez Modelling of a Three-Body Hinge-Barge Wave Energy Device using System Identification Techniques
30/07/2020 John Ringwood Wave energy control: status and perspectives 2020
23/07/2020 Demián García-Violini

Nicolas Faedo

Internal Presentation and Discussion
16/07/2020 Bingyong Guo Parametric study of a vibro-impact wave energy converter
09/07/2020 John Ringwood Application of control system science to wave energy harvesting (wave energy – a paradox in control)
02/07/2020 Ollie Mason Characterising and Enforcing Opacity for Linear
and Nonlinear Systems