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Researcher: Nader, JP (Dr Jean-Roch Nader)

Fields of Research

Ocean engineering
Electrical energy generation (incl. renewables, excl. photovoltaics)
Ship and platform structures (incl. maritime hydrodynamics)
Physical oceanography
Aquaculture
Maritime engineering
Land use and environmental planning
Marine engineering
Climate change law
Sedimentology
Economic models and forecasting
Automation engineering
Climate change impacts and adaptation

Research Objectives

Wave energy
Tidal energy
Hydrogen production from renewable energy
Energy services and utilities
Energy storage, distribution and supply
Assessment and management of coastal and estuarine ecosystems
Wind energy
Environmentally sustainable energy activities
Measurement and assessment of estuarine water quality
Aquaculture fin fish (excl. tuna)
Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems
Environmentally sustainable plant production
Solar-photovoltaic energy
Renewable energy
Expanding knowledge in engineering
Energy systems and analysis

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A finite element model for efficiency of a moored floating OWC device in regular waves; 30th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering (OMAE2011)
A finite-element study of the efficiency of arrays of oscillating water column wave energy converters; Ocean Engineering: An International Journal of Research and Development
Assessment of tidal current resources in Clarence Strait, Australia including turbine extraction effects; Renewable Energy
Development of the Tamar River Tidal Test Facility; 12th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (EWTEC 2017)
Experimental analysis into the effects of air compressibility in OWC model testing; The 4th Asian Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (AWTEC 2018)
Experimental investigation of multiple oscillating water column wave energy converters integrated in a floating breakwater: energy extraction performance; Applied Ocean Research
Experimental investigation of multiple oscillating water column wave energy converters integrated in a floating breakwater: Wave attenuation and motion characteristics; Applied Ocean Research
Experimental investigation of WEC array interactions; Australian Ocean Renewable Energy Symposium (AORES)
Experimental Study into the Diffracted Wave Field Downstream of an Array of Wave Energy Converters in Irregular Waves; 12th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (EWTEC 2017)
Experimental Uncertainty Analysis of an OWC Wave Energy Converter; 12th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference
Experimental Uncertainty Analysis of an OWC Wave Energy Converter; 12th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (EWTEC) 2017
Hydrodynamic analysis and performance of a single fixed circular OWC device; 11th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference
Hydrodynamic and energetic properties of a finite array of fixed oscillating watercolumn wave energy converters; Ocean Engineering: An International Journal of Research and Development
Influence of tidal energy converters on sediment dynamics in tidal channel; 13th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference
Integration of wave energy converters within floating offshore structures; Australasian Coasts & Ports 2019 Conference
Limitation of the second-order wave theory in low frequencies; Marine Structures
Modelling morphological changes and migration of large sand waves in a very energetic tidal environment: Banks Strait, Australia; Energies
Modelling of a Damped Generic Submerged Spherical Wave Energy Converter in Resonance; 12th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (EWTEC 2017)
Multi-criteria evaluation of potential Australian tidal energy sites; Renewable Energy
Non-linear CFD modelling of a submerged sphere wave energy converter; 3rd Asian Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (AWTEC 2016)
Nonlinear 2D analysis of the efficiency of fixed oscillating water column wave energy converters; Renewable Energy
Nonlinear hydrodynamic effects on a generic spherical wave energy converter; Renewable Energy
Novel experimental modelling of the hydrodynamic interactions of arrays of wave energy converters; International Journal of Marine Energy
On the efficiency of oscillating water column (OWC) devices in converting ocean wave energy to electricity under weakly nonlinear waves; the ASME 2012 31st International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering
OWC WEC integrated within a breakwater versus isolated: Experimental and numerical theoretical study; International Journal of Marine Energy
Performance analysis of a floating breakwater integrated with multiple oscillating water column wave energy converters in regular and irregular seas; Applied Ocean Research
Performance analysis of an OWC device integrated within a porous breakwater; The 4th Asian Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (AWTEC 2018)
Performance of ocean wave-energy arrays in Australia; 3rd Asian Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (AWTEC 2016)
Tasmania's Renewable Energy Future - Submission to the Draft Tasmanian Renewable Energy Action Plan to the Tasmanian State Government
The effect of lip extrusion on performance of a breakwater integrated bent duct OWC WEC; 12th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference
The effect of lip extrusion on performance of a Breakwater Integrated Bent Duct OWC WEC; 12th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference
Tidal energy in Australia – assessing resource and feasibility to Australia’s future energy mix; The 4th Asian Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (AWTEC 2018)
Tidal Energy in Australia: Assessing Resource and Feasibility in Australia’s Future Energy Mix
Tidal energy site characterisation in a large tidal channel in Banks Strait, Tasmania, Australia; Renewable Energy
Tidal energy: a promising future resource for Tasmania; 3rd Asian Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (AWTEC 2016)
Towards a tidal farm in Banks Strait, Tasmania: Influence of tidal array on hydrodynamics; Energies
Uncertainty analysis for a wave energy converter: the Monte Carlo method; The 4th Asian Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (AWTEC 2018)
Uncertainty analysis of a WEC model test experiment; Renewable Energy
Variability of sediment processes around a tidal farm in a theoretical channel; Renewable Energy
Viscous effects on the performance of wave energy converters in shallow water; Australian Ocean Renewable Energy Symposium (AORES)

Research Projects

Australia-China Joint Research Centre of Offshore Wind and Wave Energy Harnessing; Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources (DISER)
Baseline Survey of the Blue Economy Zone (Phase II); Blue Economy CRC Co (BECRC)
European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Implementation of SCHISM modelling suite at Tidetech; Australian Institute of Mathematics & Science Pty Ltd (AMSI)
Investigation of sediment processes near tidal stream devices in Australia; Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMAREST)
Mitigating Uncertainty in Hydrodynamic Modelling of Oscillating Water Column Wave Energy Converters; Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMAREST)
New frontiers in renewable energy site exploration; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Offshore Sustainable Hybrid Power Systems; Blue Economy CRC Co (BECRC)
The Australian Wave Energy Prospectivity Atlas Mapping, Assessing and Forecasting Australia s Wave Energy Resources; Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA)
Tidal Energy in Australia - Assessing Resource and Feasibility to Australia's Future Energy Mix; Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA)
Towards an Australian capability in arrays of ocean wave-power machines; Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA)

Research Candidate Supervision