Aidan Wilmshurst

Academic Background


Aidan graduated from the University of Southampton in  June 2014 with a first class degree in Mechanical Engineering with Sustainable Energy Systems. After attending the 3rd Oxford University Tidal Energy Workshop in April 2014, he joined the Tidal Energy Research Group in October 2014. His research is funded by EPSRC and EON. 

Research interests


Aidan's research involves understanding the interaction between local bathymetric features and the performance of tidal stream turbines. Computational fluid dynamics will be used to examine the large scale turbulent structures and their interaction with the turbines.

Aidan's other interests include numerical methods, fluid mechanics and renewable energy systems.   

Contact: aidan.wimshurst@eng.ox.ac.uk