Prof Philipp Thies is an Associate Professor in Renewable Energy at the University of Exeter. His research interest lies in the reliability engineering of renewable energy technologies with a focus on offshore energy. His work covers the breadth of marine renewable energy, incl. offshore wind, tidal and wave energy and aligns computational modelling with application driven design improvements and extensive planning, execution and evaluation of component reliability and testing campaigns. Through his work, he has modelled and physically tested several novel mooring systems and dynamic submarine power cables.
In current projects he is Principal Investigator on a Joint Industry Project (Carbon Trust) for Floating Offshore Wind and leads Exeter’s contribution to the €45million EU Interreg initiative ‘Tidal Stream Industry Energiser Project (TIGER)’. Prof Thies is Co-Investigator in the EPSRC/NERC Centre for Doctoral Training in Offshore Renewable Energy (IDCORE), and Co-Directors of the EPSRC Supergen ORE Hub.