The Mare-Wint research projects will focus around 5 Work Packages linked to the 14 Fellows' research activities.
The MARE-WINT Project will recruit 14 early stage researchers / ESR (for PhD study). In order to apply for a position in a Marie Curie Initial Training Network, the applicant must meet ELIGIBILITY criteria based on the level of experience and nationality.
Early Stage Researchers (ESR) - positions are not yet filled - please see VACANCIES.
Early Stage Researchers - ESR Fellows
- Gilmar Ferreira Pereira - ESR 1 - DTU, Denmark
- Vladimir Leble - ESR 2 - LIV, United Kingdom
- Rubén Cerdá Rodríguez - ESR 3 - KU Leuven, Belgium
- Emilio Di Lorenzo - ESR 4 - LMS, Belgium
- Zhengshun Cheng - ESR 5 - NTNU, Norway
- Duje Veic - ESR 6 - CTO, Poland
- Borja Hernandez Crespo - ESR 7 - TWI, United Kingdom
- Rohan Soman - ESR 8 - IMP PAN, Poland
- Dhruv Mehta - ESR 9 - ECN, The Netherlands
- Raza Ali Mehdi - ESR 10 - WMU, Sweden
- Itamar Esdras Martínez García - ESR 11A - Relex, Italy
- Alejandro Sanchez - ESR 11B - Relex, Italy
- Sergio Gonzalez Horcas - ESR 12 - NUMECA International, Belgium
- Alexander Stäblein - ESR13 - DTU, Denmark
- Javier Martinez Suarez - ESR 14 - IMP, Poland
Gilmar is from Porto, Portugal. He studied at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto and holds a Master Degree in Mechanical Engineering, with specialization in structural engineering and machine design.
In April 2013, he joined the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), as a PhD student in Wind energy Department- Composite materials section. His current PhD research is in experimental and numerical analysis of blade sub-structures, with special focus in fracture and damage of composite materials.
Previously, he have been involved in several projects in the area of Composite Materials, Experimental Mechanics, Structural Health Monitoring and Manufacturing process at INEGI- Institute of Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Management.
Vladimir is originally from Moscow, Russia. He studied physics and energy conversion with particular interest in fluid dynamics and heat exchange, and received his Engineering and Master of Science degrees from Technical University of Gdansk, Poland.
In March 2013, he joined CFD Laboratory, which is part of Department of Engineering at the Liverpool University, UK. He works there at present as a PhD candidate.
His current research is devoted to CFD calculations of wind flow around wind turbines and resulting forces and moments on the structure. Development of coupled hydro-aerodynamic simulation of offshore wind turbines has particular importance for his PhD.
Rubén is from Santander (Spain), where he completed his Industrial Engineering studies at the University of Cantabria. In 2013 he also obtained a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering Research (electromechanical/mechatronic specialisation) while working at the Department of Structural and Mechanical Engineering of the University of Cantabria, focusing on the numerical modelling and experimental testing of lightweight structures.
After a six-month research stay at LMS International, in January 2014 he joined the KU Leuven (Belgium) as a PhD student in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He is interested in the modelling, testing and validation of mechanical systems. His current PhD research lies in the multiphysics modelling of offshore wind turbines, with specific interest on the dynamic behaviour of the drivetrain.
Emilio studied Aerospace and Astronautics Engineering at the University of Naples "Federico II" (Italy) and he obtained his Master degree 'magna cum laude' in 2012 specializing in the vibration control measurements for environmental testing.
He is currently a PhD student at the KU Leuven (Belgium) and at the University of Naples (Italy).
He is interested in the application of several operational modal analysis techniques to wind turbines from a global point of view to a component level. His research is mainly focusing on the gearbox analysis.
Born in Wuhan, a city in central China, Mr. Cheng received his BSc and MSc in Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China in 2010 and 2013, respectively.
Now he works as a Ph.D. candidate at the Department of Marine Technology and Centre for Ships and Ocean Structures in Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway. His research interests lie in offshore renewable energy. His research is mainly focusing on the integrated modelling and analysis of floating wind turbine.
Duje is from Croatia, Split. He obtained his Master degree in Naval Architecture with research in the area of seakeeping analysis at the University of Zagreb, Croatia.
He has 3 years of working experience in shipbuilding industry, worked as an inspector of quality (1 year) and designer / senior designer of hydrostatic analysis (2 years).
In September 2013, he joined CTO, Ship Research and Design Center in Gdansk. His current PhD research is based on model testing and numerical analysis of bottom fixed OWT substructure in harsh environment.
Borja is from Zaragoza, Spain. He obtained a Double Degree in Aerospace Engineering at the UPM (Spain) and at the ISAE – ENSMA (France). In 2012 he finished his Master’s Degree in Research & Development in Mechanics in France and in 2013 he completed a Master in Composite Materials organised by EADS and UPM.
In October 2012, he was working as a Research Assistant in the Aerospace School of Madrid during 9 months, where he was specialising in fibre optics and guided waves for composite damage detection.
He later joined TWI Ltd. in Cambridge (UK), where he researches in a new SHM technique based on acoustic emission and long range ultrasonic technology, for the tower and the blades of offshore wind turbines.
Rohan has a background in Structural Engineering. He completed his bachelor studies in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Pune, India and obtaining his Master degree in Engineering Design with research in the area of damage detecton in 2010 from the University of Manchester, UK.
From November 2010- June 2013 he was working in the Structural Health Monitoring of Long Span Bridge structures with primary interest in vibration based damage detection techniques and optimization of sensor placements. He later joined the department of intelligent structures at the Institute of Fluid Flow Machinery, Polish Academy of Sciences (Poland), as a PhD candidate, where he works at present.
His present research is mainly focused on the Damage Detection in Metallic Structures (tower) as well as composite structures (blades). His research interests include sensor placement optimization; Modal based Structural Health Monitoring, FBG sensors and Data fusion.
I am from Bombay, India. I obtained a bachelor's degree in Biology and Bioengineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, following which I read Aerodynamics at Cranfield University, UK for a master's degree. My master's thesis was focussed on the intake aerodynamics of a scramjet engine.
Since December 2012, I am have been working jointly at ECN (employer) and Delft University of Technology as a PhD candidate. My research is targeted at using LES to generate high-fidelity data for comprehensive tuning of industrial engineering models, which are currently used for the aerodynamic analysis of wind farms. Better tuning will facilitate better predictions!
I spend my spare time cycling, swimming, travelling and indulging in photography.
Raza has a background in Aerospace Engineering. He holds a BEng. (Hons.) in Aerospace Engineering and a MSc. in Engineering Dynamics & Control, both from the University of Bath, UK.
In September 2013, he started working at the World Maritime University in Malmö, Sweden, as a research assistant for the Maritime Risk and System Safety (MaRiSa) group. His current PhD research is based around analysing risk, and improving system safety, for vessels operating near wind farms.
Previously, he has carried out research related to aerospace structures and materials, looking at topics such as Buckling & Damage Tolerance of Pristine Aerospace Structures and Manufacture & Characterisation of Magnetically Actuated Bistable Plates.
Itamar is from Albacete (Spain), where he obtained the Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering. During his studies, he spent one year in the University of Ostrava, Czech Republic. Most of the taken subjects were about renewable energy such as hydrogen batteries, photovoltaic cells, wind energy elements and so on.
For his interest about renewable energy, his final master’s thesis was focused on the identification of potential locations for photovoltaic panels. This covered a total study of the surface incoming solar radiation and surface incoming direct radiation.
Currently, he is in charge of the implementation, for an Off-Shore Wind Turbine, of a disciplined supportability analysis, including systems engineering activities such as Failure Mode Effects and Criticality Analysis (FMECA), Fault Tree Analysis (FTA), Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) and level of repair analysis (considering cost and availability implication of the maintenance level and locations).
Alejandro is originally from Albacete, Spain. He obtained a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering. His master’s thesis was focused on Gearbox.
In April 2014, he joined TWI Ltd. in Cambridge (UK), where he was working as an Industrial engineer in the Condition and Structural Health Monitoring. He was involved in Condition Monitoring research and managing different European Projects (some projects about wind turbines). He researched in an AE sensor and modeling work.
His current research is mainly focused on the developing of functional and reliability models of different wind turbine components (blade, drive train, support structure). His current PhD research is to construct logical models of failure mode growth and propagation based on understanding the failure modes, their mechanisms and the physical magnitudes and variables that are involved in the phenomena.
Sergio is from Barcelona. He holds a Bachelor in Aerospace Engineering from UPC (Spain), and a Master Degree in Aerospace Mechanics and Avionics from ISAE (France), with specialization in Advanced Fluid Engineering.
In April 2013, he joined NUMECA International as a Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) software developer. He also started a PhD concerning the computational study of aeroelastic and hydroelastic effects of floating offshore wind turbines at UMONS (Belgium).
Previously, Sergio worked as a developer of other engineering oriented models for floating offshore wind turbines prediction, aiming to study their complex non-linear dynamics.
Alexander holds a Diplom-Ingenieur (FH) in civil engineering from Biberach University of Applied Sciences, Germany and a Master of Science in structural engineering from Imperial College London, UK. He is currently enrolled as a part-time Bachelor student in Mathematics at Hagen University.
Alexander worked for 4½ years for structural engineering consultants in London and Stuttgart where he has been involved in the design and analysis of mayor sport venues, such as the London Olympic Velodrome.
Eager to gain an even deeper understanding of structural mechanics he joined DTU Wind Energy in Risø in May 2013 as PhD student and fellow for the MareWint project. His research is focused on advanced beam models and optimal design of wind turbine blades for passive load reduction by means of bend-twist coupling.
Javier has a background in Aerospace Engineering. He studied at The Technical University of Madrid (UPM) obtaining his Master degree in 2012 specializing in Aircrafts.
In February 2013 he joined to the Transonic Flows and Numerical Methods Department in The Institute of Fluid Flow Machinery, Polish Academy of Sciences (Poland), as a PhD candidate, where he works at present.
Previously, following his strong interest in Wind Energy he made his master thesis in Structural and Aerodynamic Damping in Wind Turbine Blades, being awarded by Gamesa as the best project of the year. His present research is mainly focus on the Flow Control Technologies for Wind Turbine Blades using numerical simulations.