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Development of a Lift-Based Wave Energy Converter
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Research Statement

Dr Carwyn Frost is a lecturer in Civil Engineering at Queen’s University Belfast (QUB). He has expertise in experimental testing of marine energy converters in the laboratory and field, and is experienced in Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) simulations. Dr Frost is a BSI committee member (PEL/114) and co-convenor of the IEC TC114 AG2 working committee ‘Turbulence Characterisation’ technical subgroup. Dr Frost is currently PI on the H2020 LiftWEC project (€3M, EC Grant ID: 851885), Vertical Axis Tidal Turbines in Strangford, VATTS (£368k, CASE grant no. A1122) and Co-I on the recently awarded Environmental Monitoring for Tidal Energy Converters, EMTEC (£363k, CASE grant no. A1142) project. Dr Frost aims to promote the ORE sector by facilitating field testing and measurement campaigns suitable for R&E in the ORE community.


CIV1021 - Hydraulics 1 (Module Co-ordinator)

CIV1015 - Mathematics

CIV4012 - Design and Communication 4

CIV7038 - MSc Tidal Energy Module


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 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water


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