Dr. G. (George) Lavidas
George Lavidas is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow at 3mE. He holds a PhD from the University of Edinburgh (UoE) on Ocean Engineering & Renewable Energies, and an MSc in Renewable Energies from Heriot-Watt (HW) University. His primary focus is the development of technologies through interdisciplinary methodologies that accelerate the energy transition. His research interests are renewable energy generation, ocean modelling, resource assessments, wind & ocean energies, wave farm arrays, extreme waves, coastal protection, wave statistics, and Climate Change studies.
George Lavidas was awarded the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship for his research project WAVREP (WAVe Resource for Electrical Production, Project ID: 787344). The focus of the project is to accelerate the wave energy outreach and technological considerations for Wave Energy Converters (WECs).
George Lavidas expertise is in offshore energies, numerical modelling, ocean analysis, coastal defenses, statistics, Climate analysis, renewable energy assessments, energy developments, and energy economics. He has worked with governmental-industrial partners on renewable energies, has co-founded a Climate Consultancy, and worked as an Energy Consultant in energy projects. He also works on Climate modelling, weather forecasting services for renewable energy developers, shipping, predictive modelling, and business assessments for offshore (wind, wave, tidal) systems. He is a published author and reviewer in scientific journals with a focus on ocean engineering and renewable energies.
George is also a member of EC Expert Groups on ocean data, a contributor in Global Status reports on ocean energies, and is the Work Package Leader on "Techno-economics for Wave Energy" in WECANET a European Funded COST Action (CA17105).
George Lavidas and WAVREP receive funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 787344. He was granted a 4 year (PhD) scholarship from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), within his business capacity he has won project grants for offshore projects and market assessments.
In 2018 he was also received the "Promising Researcher" travel grant to Japan's Saga University.