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Personal Statement

Abel works as a Research Associate in the Department of Naval Architecture, Ocean & Marine Engineering (NAOME) at the University of Strathclyde. He works with Professor Feargal Brennan and Professor Maurizio Collu in the development of marine renewables, through the SuperGEN ORE Hub and the Ocean REFuel programmes.

Prior to joining NAOME, Abel worked as Research Associate at the University of Edinburgh. He worked on the fluid dynamics of morphing blades for load alleviation of tidal turbines. Abel has vast experience in experimental flume and tank testing, flow diagnostics (PIV, LDV, ADV) and vortical flows.

Teaching Interests

  • The Marine Environment
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Marine Renewables

Research Interests

  • Marine renewables
  • Wave body interactions
  • Unsteady aero/hydrodynamics
  • Sailing aerodynamics
  • Flow control

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, A study of the vortex flows of downwind sails, University of Edinburgh

Award Date: 28 Nov 2019

Master in Science, On the progress on the design of a self-damping Flettner rotor, University of Edinburgh

Award Date: 27 Nov 2014

Bachelor of Engineering, Tecnológico de Monterrey

Award Date: 30 Nov 2005


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