SUT Marine Renewable Energy Scholarship Winner!

Congratulations Eric Gubesch

Eric is a PhD student at University of Tasmania, with a passion for offshore renewable energy. His academic achievements to date have been recognised with awards by IMarEST, RINA and AMC for his undergraduate work on semi-submersible platforms with wave energy converters, while his postgraduate studies focus on the effect that mooring systems have on operational performance and survivability of floating offshore wave energy converters.

Eric aspires to contribute to the development of new technologies for the offshore and subsea renewable energy industries, and is a worthy recipient of the Scholarship.

Thank you to Aurora Offshore Engineering for sponsoring this scholarship

SUT Chris Lawlor Scholarship Winner!

Congratulations Jack Jorgensen

Jack is a first-year PhD student at the University of Western Australia that has just commenced his study of the quantification and propagation of uncertainty through digital twins to predict remnant fatigue life of bolts in ring-flange joints on offshore wind turbine structures.

Commended by faculty for enthusiasm during the framing of his PhD project, Jack has spent a decade working in industry, most recently in research and development for Carnegie Clean Energy. Jack aspires to continue his career in the offshore renewables sector after completing his studies, and is a worthy finalist of the SUT Chris Lawlor Scholarship.

SUT Scholarship Winner!

Congratulations Georgia Nester

Georgia is a PhD student at Curtin University with a strong passion for marine conservation, studying the development of new molecular tools to find cryptic seahorses in seawater using environmental DNV.

Georgia’s PhD project aims to combine underwater sensing technologies to determine marine biodiversity in underrepresented areas and monitor critically endangered species, focussing on the largely unexplored Antarctic, South African and Cape Range Canyon regions.

Commended by faculty for her work ethic and commitment to her studies, Georgia is a worthy winner of the SUT Scholarship.

SUT & EA Subsea Engineering Webinar

If you missed the SUT & EA Subsea Engineering Webinar you can now access the recording and slidepack!

Presented by Ian Wilson, here is what he had to say about the webinar:

“I enjoyed presenting the joint EA and SUT Subsea Engineering webinar with Steve Algie and was pleasantly surprised at the interest in subsea engineering. I hope to meet some of those people at future SUT technical evenings and events either online or face to face starting in October. For those who cannot attend in person stay connected via the EA and SUT webinars and online training courses. Below are links to a recording of the webinar and the SUT (Perth Branch) website for more details on how to engage in Subsea Engineering ”

View the presentation here

View the recording here

Insights from a Scholarship Winner

We recently caught up with 2019 Chris Lawlor Scholarship winner Guy Mccauley to see how winning the scholarship has impacted his career. Here’s what he had to say:

“The SUT Scholarship has provided the opportunity for me to engage with others in the subsea industry who I otherwise might not have had the chance to meet. In particular being a member of the YES! Committee has been excellent for meeting young engineers in the industry. 

The funds allowed me to travel to the UK for an exchange program and to present my work at a conference, but without a doubt the networking opportunities have been the best part.”

Scholarships applications will open on the 1st July 2020. Further information about scholarships and how to apply can be found here

Episode 4 – Underwater Technology Podcast

Episode 4 of the SUT weekly podcast is now available here  and will shortly be available from Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher and others too – search for ‘The Underwater Technology Podcast’

This episode SUT CEO Steve Hall interviews leading oceanographer Professor Rachel Mills, Dean of the Faculty of Environmental & Life Sciences at the University of Southampton, UK. Professor Mills talks about diving to the mid-ocean ridges on board research submersibles such as ‘Alvin’ and the Russian ‘Mir’, a life in science, and the new opportunities made possible by remote operated vehicles, new sensors and autonomous systems.