Dr Nicholas Townsend

Associate Professor

Research interests

  • Experimental Hydrodynamics
  • Marine Renewable Energy
  • Maritime Robotics and Autonomous systems

More research

Accepting applications from PhD students.


To create a more environmentally sustainable maritime future, Nick’s research is investigating the performance of renewable energy scavenging systems for improving the efficiency of marine craft and robotic systems. By capturing or exploiting the ambient ocean energy for performance gains, next generation systems and vehicles can be developed with greater capability with reduced or zero emissions.