Ed is a Research Fellow at the University of Exeter. His current research focuses on the hydrodynamics of floating offshore wind platforms and the statistics of extreme loads on offshore structures. Ed has a MSci in Mathematics from the University of Bristol (2003), an MSc in Renewable Energy Systems Technology from the University of Loughborough (2005) and a PhD in Wave Energy Resource Assessment from the University of Southampton (2009).
Prior to joining the University of Exeter, Ed worked in the wave and tidal energy industry for 12years, most recently for Wavepower Technologies, where he led the work on physical testing and numerical modelling of wave energy converters (WECs). Ed also spent 6 years working in the wave and tidal energy group at DNV GL (formerly Garrad Hassan), where he worked on the development of the WaveDyn and WaveFarmer software tools for modelling WECs and WEC arrays.