Professor George Aggidis
Professor Aggidis is Professor and Head of Energy Engineering at Lancaster University, and Director of Lancaster University Renewable Energy Group & Fluid Machinery Group. His previous career included 25 years’ industrial and academic experience. His most recent position in industry was Director and Engineering Development Manager for the turbine, and hydropower UK Company, Gilbert Gilkes & Gordon Ltd. He has a strong focus on engineering science applied to industry-led requirements in renewable energy and turbines. His main research area is in computational and experimental modelling, control and the economics of novel turbines applied to energy and renewables, including wave, tidal and hydro power.
A lead partner on the EPSRC SuperGen Marine research consortia also involved with Tidal Range Energy R&D Projects predominantly on the West Coast of the UK. Founding Chair of the North West Tidal Energy Group with research on the Bridge across the Bay Tidal Energy Project at Morecambe Bay, Solway, Dutton and the Wyre Tidal Energy Projects. A Member of the advisory expert panel for the Mersey Tidal Energy Barrage project with involvement on the Severn barrage consultations, the North Wales Tidal Energy Group and research related work on the proposed Swansea Bay lagoon. He is also Chair of the Technical Advisory Board for the Natural Energy Wyre Tidal Energy Project.
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