Robotics & Autonomous Systems

Find out more about our robotics and autonomous systems testing and validation facilities.

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Electrical Infrastructure Research Hub

The Catapult has appointed the University of Strathclyde and the University of Manchester to form the Electrical Infrastructure Research Hub.

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Automation & Engineering Solutions

Find out more about our work in robotics, autonomous systems and artificial intelligence.

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Stay Current

Dig deeper into the biggest issues facing offshore wind, wave and tidal energy with our series of Analysis & Insight papers.

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Live Innovation Opportunities

There are a number of programmes identifying the key technology innovation challenges faced by the offshore renewables industry. Solving these challenges will help drive down the cost of offshore renewable energy, with positive effects for the industry and UK economy. Visit our Live Innovation Opportunities page to find out if your technology has the answer.

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Dr David Young

Dr David Young

Research Engineer, Offshore Electrical Infrastructure

+44 (0) 1670 357626

Dr David Young is a Research Engineer in offshore electrical infrastructure as part of our Research and Disruptive Innovation department. His role involves researching novel technologies associated with dynamic cables, their operation and their associated failure mechanisms.

He completed his 4-year EngD programme with the Industrial Doctoral centre for Offshore Renewable Energy (IDCORE), with ORE Catapult sponsoring the industrial project. This work focused on the electro-mechanical coupled failure mechanisms of dynamic offshore cables, with an emphasis on floating offshore wind applications. Separate to this he holds a MEng in Chemical Engineering from Queens University Belfast, granting a unique insight to the material and process interactions at the chemical scale of offshore cable failures. Prior to this he began his career working in the Oil and Gas sector.

David brings a broad range of skills in data analysis, computational dynamic cable modelling, floating wind hydrodynamics, has presented and published his work at international conferences and is involved in STEM activities.

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