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Wavepower - Fast-tracking the Wave Energy Conversion Device Development Process


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Prof Mark Gillan explains how Wavepower used modelling, simulation and other techniques from industries such as Formula 1 to fast-track development of their Wave Energy Conversion device.

Date and Time

22 January 2018 - 19:00-21:00


Bristol, United Kingdom - icon_popup  (See map)


Organised by the UK - SW:Bristol local network.

About this event

In this talk, Mark Gillan will explain how Wavepower fast-tracked its Wave Energy Conversion device development, using knowledge learned from various industries; in particular from Formula One.  In his presentation he will discuss how best to lead a high performing team and establish the right culture to fast track product development, by ensuring modelling and simulation is at the hub of the development process.  This improves correlation between simulation and reality and thereby helps avoid expensive late stage system rework.


19:00 - Networking and free refreshments
19:30 - Lecture

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About the speaker

Professor Mark Gillan, BEng PhD FRAeS CEng, gained his PhD in Aeronautical Engineering from Queen’s University Belfast before going on to a career that mixed academia with the Formula 1 industry.  As well as working as a Research Thermodynamics Technical Engineer at Bombardier, he has been Principal Operational Aerodynamicist for the McLaren F1 Team; Head of Vehicle Performance and Chief Race and Test Engineer, Jaguar & RedBull Racing F1 Team; and Chief Operations Engineer, Williams F1 Team.  After lecturing at Queens', he became Sir George Edwards Chair in Aerospace Engineering and later Professor of Vehicle Engineering at the University of Surrey.  He is the Founder of Celeritas Applied Technologies, and was previously Director of the MTS Systems Corporation Advanced Technology Group and CEO & CTO of Wavepower.


Room 2Q49
Frenchay Campus
Coldharbour Lane
Bristol BS16 1QY

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