Dr E. Renzi - Principal Investigator
I am a Senior Lecturer working in the School of Science and School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering at Loughborough University. I'm also the leader of the Special Interest Group in Mathematical Challenges of Nonlinear Waves and Interfacial Dynamics funded by the UK Fluids Network.
I'm an EPSRC Engineering Engagement Champion and I'm acting as an advocate for EPSRC and the Engineering and Physical Sciences.
My research group are exploring new interdisciplinary ideas at the intersection of applied mathematics, wave dynamics, acoustics, geophysics and computer science with application to environmental engineering.
I am very active in the computational modelling of wave energy converters (WECs), where I am working on a novel concept of flexible floater WEC in collaboration with Ocean Grazer.
My recent research activities also focus on new nonlinear-dispersive computational models for coastal flooding, in collaboration with Met Office and British Geological Survey.
I am a member of the Society of Energy Fellows at MIT, "the next generation of energy innovators, scientists, engineers, policy leaders, and entrepreneurs who will help transform our global energy systems” (E. Moniz, US Secretary of Energy and former director of MITEI).