Aularian Deborah Greaves named a WES Top 50 Women in Engineering 2020

23 Jun 2020

Congratulations to Aularian Deborah Greaves (1992, Engineering Science) who has been named in the Top 50 Women in Engineering 2020: Sustainability by the Women’s Engineering Society (WES).

Deborah Greaves OBE is a world authority in marine renewable energy, an outstanding engineering leader and strategist in the higher education sector, a role model for aspiring women engineers, and a major contributor to industry and society through her media and outreach activities.  She is Head of School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics at the University of Plymouth, responsible for leadership and management of ~200 staff and the education and training of ~1700 students, and an annual budget exceeding £23M. She is Professor of Ocean Engineering and Director of the Coastal, Ocean and Sediment Transport (COAST) Laboratory at the University of Plymouth.  COAST is a world-leading laboratory that focuses on Marine Renewable Energy (MRE) devices, ocean engineering, and environmental impact modelling.

Her major engineering achievements include the development of novel types of wave energy converter, and analysis methods for wave energy farms, tidal turbines, and extreme fluid-structure interactions.  She invented a hybrid wind-wave energy device (patent WO 2016/185189), and leads the development of compressible balloon wave energy converters (taken up by Wave Energy Scotland and Griffon Hoverwork Ltd). She helped establish the EPSRC UK-China Offshore Renewable Energy programme, and has led many major EU engineering programmes on wave energy impact assessment, wave-structure interaction, vessel motions, and hydrodynamics of flexible fabric structures.

Visit the WES’ press release on the announcement.

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