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 laying out the key technology innovation challenges faced by the offshore renewables industry that, when solved, 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. Kyungil Kong

Dr. Kyungil Kong

Research Staff, Wind Blade Research Hub

Dr. Kyungil Kong is a postdoctoral research associate at the Bristol Composites Institute (ACCIS) in the University of Bristol. He earned his MSc and PhD degrees focusing on FEM simulation of nano-composites, multi-scale nano-structured composite materials and their manufacture at UNIST (Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, Korea). After his PhD (2016), he worked as a postdoctoral researcher to develop multi-functional energy harvesting composites for one year at the UNIST. He then moved to a senior researcher position and developed techniques for microwave thermoplastic manufacturing with carbon fibre composites at the AMRC Korea, a branch of the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre Group. In 2018, Kyungil joined the WBRH as a post-doctoral researcher and his current research interests include condition monitoring of wind blade materials and manufacturing multi-functional, multi-scale composite materials for a variety of applications.

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