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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 Kirsten Dyer

Dr Kirsten Dyer

Senior Research Materials Engineer

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Kirsten is our Senior Research Materials Engineer working on Research & Development projects in materials for rotor blades. She is also technically responsible for the Blade Erosion Test Rig asset. Kirsten’s main areas of focus are research on Blade Leading Edge Erosion and composite materials.

Kirsten has a PhD in the fatigue of composite materials. She previously worked on researching and qualifying new wind blade materials with Siemens Gamesa, on the qualification and production of aircraft materials with BAE Systems, and has also formulated new composite materials for various applications. Additionally, she worked on UAV civil airspace certification rules as part of the ASTRAEA project and led an International Standards sub-committee on aircraft icing. She has published three international research papers.

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