Paul has been closely involved with Low Carbon South West, formerly the Bristol Environmental Technology & Services Sector (BETS), since 2008 and has focused mainly on developing improved links between the University and environmental technology companies.
Paul has been based at the University of Bristol since 2000, when he started his degree in Aerospace Engineering. He later completed a PhD in the area of composite materials and developed this research through collaborative projects related to the design of tidal turbine blades.
He was appointed as a Lecturer in Engineering Design in 2011 and is currently pursuing further research linked to the application of composites in wind and marine energy applications, including areas such as manufacturing and quality assurance, structural health monitoring and environmental lifecycle analysis. After completing an MSc in Renewable Energy Systems Technology in 2011, he also has a wider interest in the design and analysis of renewable energy systems.
Paul currently runs an undergraduate teaching course on Wind and Marine Power and supervises a number of industrially linked student research projects related to renewable energy. He has also been closely involved with the development of the University's Cabot Institute, a multidisciplinary research institute dedicated to tackling the challenges of uncertain environmental change.
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