School of Engineering Welcomes Professor Gregorio Iglesias

12 Sep 2018

Professor Gregorio Iglesias has joined UCC as Professor of Marine Renewable Energy and will be lecturing to Energy students this semester. His previous position was Professor of Coastal Engineering and Head of the COAST Engineering Research Group at the University of Plymouth (UK).


He studied Civil Engineering at the École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées (Paris) and won the National Award for Civil Engineering Studies. Subsequently, he obtained his PhD in Coastal Engineering (cum laude) from the Technical University of Madrid.

With over 25 years’ experience, his research interests include: ocean energy (resource assessment, impact assessment, development of wave energy converters, combined wave and wind systems), coastal structures (breakwaters) and processes (estuarine hydraulics, beach morphodynamics).

Professor Iglesias holds a Marie Curie fellowship (WaveImpact) focused on the effects of wave farms (arrays of wave energy converters) on coastal processes, and recently acted as an expert witness on behalf of Spain’s State Ports on the new, €500M breakwater at the Port of Gijon (Spain). He has participated actively in the new IEC Standards for Wave Energy Device Development (scale-model testing) and in the Spanish Standards for Maritime Works (ROM). He regularly acts as a reviewer for a number of international journals and research councils, is a member of various Editorial Boards and the Subject Editor of Energy (Elsevier) for wave, tidal and hydropower.

Professor Iglesias has secured over €12M research income as Principal Investigator, published over 100 journal papers, and recently co-edited a book on ocean energy: Wave and Tidal Energy (Wiley). With over 4000 citations, his h-index is 35.

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