Gerard Avellaneda Domene

Gerard Avellaneda Domene
PhD student
Mechanical Engineering

BSc Physics (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain), MSc Marine Renewable Energy (Heriot-Watt University, UK)

Area of expertise

Offshore renewable energy systems

Gerard completed his B.Sc. degree in Physics at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Spain) in 2015, and his M.Sc. in Marine Renewable Energy at Heriot-Watt University (UK) in 2019.

His undergraduate research focused on ocean dynamics reconstruction, and his master’s thesis at Aalborg University (Denmark) was about grid integration of wave energy farms through surrogate modelling. After finishing his master program, Gerard worked as a research assistant at the Policy and Innovation Group, at the University of Edinburgh (UK).

Gerard started his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Victoria under the supervision of Dr. Curran Crawford in May 2020. His research involves assessing the feasibility of various offshore renewable energy systems to power a carbon capture and storage device, and is part of the Solid Carbon Project.

In his free time, Gerard loves being surrounded by nature, going for a hike, swimming and climbing.