Dr Maurizio Collu (PI) is Senior Lecturer of Dynamics of Offshore Structures, CEng. Recipient of the Calder prize by the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (2011), of which he is a member (MRINA), and member of the Energy Institute. His research interests include the coupled dynamics of offshore floating wind turbines and the conceptual/preliminary design of floating support structures for the marine renewable industry. Member of the ITTC Offshore Engineering Committee (2014-17), now member of the ITTC Hydrodynamic Modelling of Marine Renewable Energy Devices Committee (2017-20), and of the RINA Maritime Innovation Committee (2017-now).
His research has focused on coupled dynamics of offshore renewable energy devices since 2009, with around 40 international peer-reviewed papers, and two book chapters on this topic. He led the support system conceptual design in the 2.8M GBP ETI project NOVA, and the development of a coupled model of dynamics as WP leader in H2Ocean (EU FP7, Grant no.288145), managing an international team of six people. PI on the renewable energy project EP/P510348/1, Maurizio is currently Co-I/WP leader on the 3.8M GBP grant EP/P009743/1, focussing on the development of dynamics model for offshore wind farms, and PI of the 0.8M GBP INNO-MP project (EP/R007497/1), a joint UK-China project focusing on the development of offshore renewable energy technologies, managing 19 investigators from 3 UK and 3 Chinese research institutions.