Luke Myers is an Associate Professor in the Energy and Climate Change Division. His role is balanced between education, research and enterprise. Key areas of research include offshore renewable energy, specifically free stream tidal energy (much like wind turbines but underwater). Luke also enjoys his teaching responsibilities and endeavours to incorporate the latest and most effective techniques which he currently realises through a first year Thermofluids module taught to all Engineering undergraduate students. Luke served as the Director of Programmes for Civil Engineering for 4 years ending in the successful re-accreditation of all degree programmes in October 2018.
- Tidal turbines
- Micro -renewables
- Experimental testing and field work
- Fluid-structure interaction
Winglet design for horizontal axis tidal turbines
Current PhD Students
Luke is presently the module lead for the first-year module FEEG1003 thermofluids. The module is taught across the School of Engineering plus at the University of Southampton Malaysia campus and at Harbin University, China.
He is also
Part 1 undergraduate lead for Civil Engineering
Civil Engineering exchange and erasmus coordinator
External roles and responsibilities
Luke began his research in 1999 investigating performance of free stream tidal turbines. This area of research has grown significantly since then with large-scale demonstrator devices installed around the world in recent years. Luke has experience in turbine performance, resource analysis and structural dynamics whilst much of his recent activity has been with turbulent effects in arrays or farms of devices and how to optimally arrange them. It is not a simple problem; Luke and his group have published several high-impact papers on the subject in recent years. The projects can be found here, most recently has been the work investigating the performance of winglets on turbine blades. Luke has also conducted work on micro-renewables most notably micro wind turbines. His most recent project was conducted on behalf of Highways England to model the wind energy potential of turbines installed along their road network and estate.
- The effect of boundary proximity upon the wake structure of horizontal axis marine current turbines. (2008)