Dr Nianxin Ren has joined at the Dalian University of Technology as a Lecturer since 2012. He received a PhD in Engineering Mechanics in 2011 at the Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), and he worked as a postdoctor at Center for Ships (CeSOS) and Ocean Structures at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) for two years (from 2013.05 to 2015.03).
His research interests covers many aspects of offshore renewable energy, including floating offshore wind turbine, typhoon extreme loads, novel combined wind turbine and wave energy systems and CFD simulation, mainly by coupled aero-hydro dynamic simulations and scale model tests. He has joined the European Communities Program: Marine Renewable integrated Application Platform” (2013-2015). He is the PI of the NSFC 2017 Youth scholar program “Multi-body dynamic coupling effect study of a novel wind energy and wave energy combined structure system”. At present, He has published over 30 peer-reviewed journal/conference papers and 3 patents for invention in proposed areas.