Senior Research Fellow, Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland

Matt Folley

Dr Matt Folley is a senior research fellow at Queen’s University Belfast and director of Applied Renewables Research Ltd, a consultancy focused on supporting the marine renewable energy. Dr Folley obtained a PhD on the design of wave energy converters at Lancaster University in 1991 before moving to join the QUB group in 2000.

Dr Folley is author of over 60 scientific publications in the field of wave energy and has worked on projects for concept development to prototype performance analysis. Within these projects he has worked with key industrial developers including Wavegen Ltd on development of LIMPET, Bombora Pty on development of mWave and is co-inventor of Oyster, developed by Aquamarine Power Ltd.  Dr Folley is currently the UK principal expert for the development of IEC standards for the assessment of the wave energy resource and IEC standards for the assessment of wave energy converter power performance.