Dr. G. (George) Lavidas
George Lavidas holds a PhD from the University of Edinburgh (UoE) on Marine 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. Within 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 has expertise is in offshore energies, numerical modelling, ocean analysis, coastal defences, statistics, Climate analysis, renewable energy assessments, energy developments, and energy economics. He has worked with governmental-industrial partners on renewable energies, was the co-founder a Climate Consultancy, and worked as an Energy Consultant in energy projects.
He is a published author, reviewer, and editor in scientific journals in renewable energies and wave modelling. George is an academic evaluator for PhD, MSc and BEng committees. He is also a Reviewer of the European Commission in HORIZON 2020, HORIZON Europe for (i) SME Instrument (ii) Innovative Actions (IA) (iii) Marie Skłodowska-Curie framework (IF, CO-Fund, RISE, ITN).
George is the Work Group Leader at WECANET a European Funded COST Action (CA17105), Vice-Chair of the International Integrated Wave Energy Research Group (IIWER), Member of the MCAA Climate Policy Group, member of EC Expert Groups on ocean data, and scientific advisor to several NGO’s and EU institutions.
Throughout his career George has been awarded several projects which include academic, industrial and consultancy projects, most notably:
In 2020 George is part of the EC funded project Verification through Accelerated testing Leading to Improved wave energy Designs (VALID, Project ID: 101006927), awarded by HORIZON 2020. The aim of the project is to de-risk wave energy converters design in terms of components reliability and survivability by developing an integrated and open platform for the testing of critical components and subsystems. In 2018 George Lavidas was awarded the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship for his research project WAVREP (WAVe Resource for Electrical Production, Project ID: 787344), focus of the project was to accelerate the wave energy outreach and technological considerations for Wave Energy Converters (WECs). Since 2015 he has concluded several consultancy projects in the fields of marine energies, offshore wind, resource assessment (solar-wind-wave), feasibility analysis, engineering design, and economic evaluations for commercial projects.
George Lavidas has received multiple awards: his project WAVREP received 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). In 2018 he received the "Promising Researcher" travel grant to Saga University in Japan. Throughout 2018-2020 George was awarded the Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing by Renewable Energy.
More detail information on his research can be found in:
PURE (TU Delft repository)