Dr George Aggidis
Senior Lecturer in Engineering at Lancaster University, Director of Lancaster University (LU) Renewable Energy Group & Fluid Machinery Group and Co-director of the Centre for Sustainable Energy at Lancaster Environment Centre .
Dr Xiandong Ma
Xiandong's research interests include health condition monitoring of renewable energy generation systems, power conditioning and grid effects, and undersea cable insulation. Seeking cost-effective solutions for long periods of operation in harsh environments.
Martinís research interests are in water-based renewable energy systems: particularly wave power, searching for robust and economic wave-energy converters systems, and economic low-head hydro power schemes. He is also interested in engineering education, and regards his teaching in mechanics and fluid mechanics as important and rewarding activities.
Dr Sarah Green
Sarah is a Senior Lecturer in Engineering Materials at Lancaster and is collaborating towards research on wave energy converters.
Dr Antonios Tourlidakis
Honorary Senior Lecturer
Dr Antonios Tourlidakis is a Honorary Senior Lecturer in the Engineering Department of Lancaster University where he is involved in research related to Fluid Machinery and Renewable Energy.
Dr Tourlidakis is also an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Western Macedonia in Greece and is currently involved in teaching and research in the fields of computational fluid dynamics, fluid machinery analysis and design optimisation, wind- and hydro-turbines, renewable energy applications, power plant optimization, gas-turbine technology, clean coal technologies etc.
Dr Bob Chaplin
Visiting researcher / consultant
Dr Andy Mccabe
Post Doctoral RA
Andy is working as part of workstream 2 for Supergen Marine II investigating the optimisation of wave device shape. Andy has also done extensive work creating hydrodynamic models for wave and tidal machines and continues his research into this field.
Dr Elena Luchinskaya
Post Doctoral RA
Dr Matt Stables
Post Doctoral RA.
Matt is developing novel control techniques as part of workstream 7 for Supergen Marine II. This work involves the non-linear modelling of Power Take Off systems for wave energy devices. Matt is also involved with the design and scope of a novel turbine for use in water pipes. homepage.
Adam is currently part of workstream 5 of Supergen Marine II investigating Power Take Off machines, particularly linear generators.
Supervisors George Aggidis and Stephen Quayle.
Phil is currently part of workstream 7 of Supergen Marine II investigating the control of Power Take Off systems for wave energy devices.
Supervisor Dr. James C Taylor and George Aggidis
Kester is focussing his research on wave energy converter control. He is also developing novel evolutionary algorithms capable of determing optimal power capture for power take off systems.
Supervisors Dr. James C Taylor and Martin Widden.
Low head hydro
Esti is investigating the potential of Siphonic Low-Head Hydropower technology, studying the performance of different types of aeration process, developing mathematical models and studying the economic viability of such technology.
Supervisors Martin Widden and George Aggidis. homepage.
Jon is researching vertical axis tidal current turbines as part of workstream 2 for Supergen Marine II. He is using a variety of numerical and analytical methods to optimise rotor design.
Supervisors Stephen Quayle and George Aggidis. homepage.
Collaborating Academics (Engineering)
Dr James Taylor
James is a senior lecturer at lancaster specialising in modelling and control techniques. He is currently involved with the SUPERGEN research in advanced control of wave energy converters.
Collaborating Academics (non Engineering)
Prof. Keith Beven
Keith is Professor of Hydrology and Fluid Dynamics within Lancaster Environment Centre (LEC) and is a co-investigator for the Resource Capacity work package for the Hydro Resorce Model.
Prof. Derek Causon
Prof. Louise Heathwaite
Louise is Co-Director of Centre for Sustainable Water Management (CSWM) within the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, (CEH) and contributes towards understanding the environmental implications of hydro power for the Hydro Resource Model. Homepage.
Prof. Clive Mingham
Prof. Bob Rothschild
Bob is Professor of Economics within Lancaster University Management School, he is contributing towards understanding the economic benefits of the Hydro Resource Model.
Prof. Roger Timmis
Roger holds an Honorary professorship within Lancaster's Centre for Ecology & hydrology (CEH) and is a manager within the Environment Agency, he is contributing towards all aspects of the Hydro Resource Model
Prof. Gordon Walker
Dr Andrew Crowe
Dr David C Howard
David is co Director of UKERC and Joint Director of the Centre for Sustainable Energy within Lancaster Environment Centre (LEC) and the Sustainable Ecomomies Program within CEH at Lancaster University. David is also a member of the Board of Governers of the Joule Centre and lectures as part of the Renewable Energy module. Homepage.
Dr Suzana Ilic
Suzana is a lecturer within Lancaster's Environment Centre (LEC) and lectures as part of the Renewable Energy module.
Dr Paul McKenna
Paul is the Research Partnetships Manager within Lancaster Environment Centre (LEC) and works towards the Hydro Resource Model.
Dr Will Medd
Will is a lecturer within Lancaster Environment Centre (LEC) and works towards the Hydro Resource Model.
Prof. Huang Ming
Visiting senior research fellow (2006) from Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China.
Dr Ming Huang is an associate professor in the School of Naval Architecture, Ocean and Civil Engineering, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China. He has research experience on geotechnical engineering, hydraulic structure engineering and coast engineering including anchor design and test, structure analysis, safety monitoring etc. As a Senior Visiting Research Fellow in the Engineering Department of Lancaster University (LU), he studies the anchor system for Wave Energy Converters together with LU Renewable Energy Group under the supervision of George Aggidis.
Dr Bronislaw Szerszynski
Bronislaw is a senior lecturer in the Sociology Department and director of Centre for the Study of Environmental Change (CSEC). He is partisipating in research on how the public engage with hydro technology, a crucial question for implementation in practice for the Hydro Resource Model. Homepage.
Dr Richard Wadsworth
Richard is a senior scientific officer within Lancaster's Centre for Ecology & hydrology (CEH) focussing on mathmatical modelling and also lectures on renewable energy modules.
Dr Duncan Whyatt
Duncan is a senior lecturer within Lancaster Environment Centre (LEC) and also lectures on renewable energy modules.
Prof. Michael French
Dr Tim Stallard
Tim worked for two years with LUREG as a research associate working on the economics of wave energy production for SUPERGEN MARINE 1. He is now a lecturer at the University of Manchester, his present research concerns wave and tidal stream devices with a particular interest in array interactions.
Dr Nick Baker
Nick previously worked, firstly as a research associate and then a lecturer within LUREG. His work focused on direct drive linear generators for wave energy converters. Nick is now a senior technical consultant for TNEI Services Ltd bases in Newcastle.
Dr Phil Leigh
Phil worked as a reasearch associate on with LUREG on the Hydro Resourse Model. He went on to become the inaugral Director of the Crichton Carbon Centre in Dumfries, Scotland.
Dr Hakan Yavuz
Hakan worked for two years with LUREG as a research associate working on the control systems for SUPERGEN MARINE 1. He is now a lecturer at Cukurova University, his present research concerns are wave energy devices and related control systems and robotics.
The Group and its Expertise
The Lancaster University Renewable Energy Group (LUREG) is a multidisciplinary team of researchers drawing together all major aspects of renewable energy.
The research topics of LUREG members;
- Fliud Machinery Design
- Electrical engineering
- Hydrodynamic modeling
- Environmental Assessment
- Resource Modeling
- Reliability and Condition Monitoring
People by Research Group
George Aggidis, Martin Widden,
Dr. Bob Chaplin, Dr. Andy McCabe, Dr. Matt Stables, Kester Gunn, Phil Cross , Adam Bedford, Dr Huang Ming.
George Aggidis, Martin Widden, Stephen Quayle, Jon Winchester
Mathematics, Modelling, Monitoring and Control
George Aggidis, Dr. Andy McCabe, Dr. Xiandong Ma, Phil Cross,
Dr. Matt Stables,Dr. James Taylor, Stephen Quayle, Kester Gunn, Jon Winchester, Dr. Elena Luchinskaya, Adam Bedford, Dr Huang Ming.
George Aggidis, Dr. Bob Chaplin, Martin Widden, Dr. Elena Luchinskaya, Esti Mardiani-Euers, Adam Bedford, Kester Gunn,
Dr. Matt Stables
Economics and Sustainability
George Aggidis, Dr. Xiandong Ma, Prof. Keith Beven, Prof. Louise Heathwaite, Prof. Roger Timmis, Prof Gordon Walker, Prof. Bob Rothschild, Dr. Andrew Crowe, Jo Chadwick, Dr. David C Howard, Dr. Elena Luchinskaya, Dr. Paul McKenna, Dr. Will Medd, Dr. Bronislaw Szerszynski