2021 North Carolina Renewable Ocean Energy PROGRAM Symposium

Virtually Via Zoom from the COastal Studies Institute

May 24 and 25, 2021.

The North Carolina Renewable Ocean Energy Program (NCROEP) will be hosting their annual research symposium virtually through a Zoom webinar on May 24 and 25, 2021.  The NCROEP Symposium Webinar on May 25 will include a student poster contest and small group break-out discussions, and keynote presentations. The NCROEP Director, George Bonner, will provide updates on the NCROEP and the proposal process and timeline for the 2021-2022 fiscal year. 

Agenda
Monday and Tuesday, May 24-25, 2021

Access to pre-recorded research summaries and student posters by registrants (password sent via email).

 

Monday, May 24, 2021

8:00 am-12:00 pm – Private Research Reviews

  • Individual research project TAC reviews 
  • Access to Symposium research videos Vimeo and student posters – Embedded below
Tuesday, May 25, 2021

8:00 am-12:30 pm – Private Research Reviews 

  • Individual research project TAC reviews 
  • Access to Symposium research videos Vimeo  and student posters (links to come)

1:00-4:00 pm – Symposium

1:00 pm Welcome expectations for the NCROEP Symposium 
1:10 pm Break-out rooms  
1:30 pm  Keynote – “Commercialization and the Roosevelt Island Tidal Energy (RITE) Project” – Jonathan Colby, Director of Technology Performance, Verdant Power
2:10 pm 

Student Poster session Q&A

2:50 pm  Keynote – EMEC and the Potential of Marine Energy in the US” – Richard Ainsworth, US Project Engineer, The European Marine Energy Centre LTD 
3:30 pm Break-out rooms 
3:50 pm Summary
4:00 pm  Adjourn

Keynote Presentation
Poster Session Breakout Rooms

Poster Title

Presenting student

Rm #

Harvesting MHK Energy Through Grid-Connected Offshore Microgrid Cluster and Multi-Terminal HVDC Link

Faria Kamal

1

Estimation of Power Generation Profile of Offshore MHK Microgrid Cluster

Rodney Itiki

1

Wave Energy Harvesting Using A Variable-Area Liquid Metal-Hydrogel Capacitor

Omar Awartani

1

Experimentally Guided Dynamic Modeling and Cross-Current Flight Projections of a Marine Hydrokinetic (MHK) Energy-Harvesting Kite

Zak Leonard

1

Control-Aware Design of The Combined Geometric and Structural Properties Of An Underwater Kite

Kartik Naik

1

Tethered Coaxial Marine Turbine Torque Cancellation Analysis

Mikayala Nichols

1

Integration of Marine Renewable Energy into Electric Power Grids and Value Proposition Development Of Economics And Resilience

Naveen Pani

2

A Marine Microgrid System with Multiport Power Converter, Wave Energy Resource Interface and Coordinated Protection

Md Rifat Rachi

2

Dynamic Characterization, Flow Modeling, And Optimal Control of An Energy-Harvesting Underwater Kite in Realistic Ocean Conditions

James Reed

2

Analyzing Investments in Nc Offshore Renewable Energy Under Uncertainty About Resource Availability and Hurricane Damage

Victor Faria

2

Natural Frequency of Offshore Monopile Supported Wind Turbines and Hybrid Energy Systems

Long Vo

2

Controlled Environment Testing of Scaled Hydrokinetic Devices

Dillon Herbert

3

Experimental Validation. Of Tether Model Used for Simulating Tethered Ocean Energy Harvesting System

Neelav Ankit

3

Inviscid Flow Investigation of A Streamlined OWC Device

Frimpong Opoku

3

Development of Novel Oscillating Water Column

Mohammad Nasim Uddin

3

Inviscid Flow Investigation of A Streamlined OWC Device

Frimpong Opoku

3

Simultaneous Optimization of Geometric And Structural Wing Properties Of An Underwater Energy Harvesting Kite

Sumehd Sudhir Beknalkar

3

Poster Videos

Poster: Harvesting MHK Energy through Grid-Connected Offshore Microgrid Cluster and Multi-Terminal HVDC Link – Faria Kamal
Poster: Estimation of Power Generation Profile of Offshore MHK Microgrid Cluster – Rodney Itiki
Poster: Wave Energy Harvesting Using a Variable-Area Liquid Metal-Hydrogel Capacitor – Omar Awartani
Poster: Experimentally guided dynamic modeling and cross-current flight projections of a marine hydrokinetic (MHK) energy-harvesting kite – Zak Leonard
Poster: Control-aware Design of the Combined Geometric and Structural Properties of an Underwater Kite – Kartik Naik
Poster: Tethered Coaxial Marine Turbine Torque Cancellation Analysis – Mikayala Nichols
Poster: Integration of Marine Renewable Energy into Electric Power Grids and Value Proposition Development of Economics and Resilience – Naveen Pani
Poster: A Marine Microgrid System with Multiport Power Converter, Wave Energy Resource Interface and Coordinated Protection – Md Rifat Rachi
Poster: Dynamic Characterization, Flow Modeling, and Optimal Control of an Energy-Harvesting Underwater Kite in Realistic Ocean Conditions. – James Reed
Poster: *Analyzing Investments in NC Offshore Renewable Energy Under Uncertainty About Resource Availability and Hurricane Damage – Victor Faria
Poster: Natural Frequency of Offshore Monopile Supported Wind Turbines and Hybrid Energy Systems – Long Vo

Poster: Controlled Environment Testing of Scaled Hydrokinetic Devices – Dillon Herbert

Poster: Experimental Validation. of Tether Model Used for Simulating Tethered Ocean Energy Harvesting System – Neelav Ankit

Poster: Inviscid Flow Investigation of a Streamlined OWC Device – Frimpong Opoku

Poster: Development of Novel Oscillating Water Colum – Mohammad Nasim Uddin

Poster: Simultaneous Optimization of Geometric ands Structural Wing Properties of an Underwater Energy Harvesting Kite  – Sumehd Sudhir Beknalkar

Poster: Inviscid Flow Investigation of a Streamlined OWC Device – Frimpong Opoku

Research Videos

Performance Testing of an Integrated Magnetic Power Take Off – Wesley Williams

A Unified Scaled-Up Experimental Testing Platform for Tethered Marine Hydrokinetic Energy Systems – Chris Vermillion

Internal Wave Generation from Ocean Current Turbine Operation – Praveen Ramaprabhu

Harvesting MHK Energy Through Offshore Microgrid Cluster and Power Transfer – Madhav Manjrekar

Bio-based Liquid Crystal Thermoset Composites for Marine Energy Harvesting –

A Marine Microgrid System Demonstration – Iqbal Husain

A Hybrid Numerical & Experimental Design Approach to Optimize Hydrokinetic Devices – Michael Atkinson

Comprehensive Gulf Stream Ocean Energy Resource Assessment -Ruoying He

Tethered Coaxial Turbines for Hydrokinetic Energy Harvesting – Kenneth Granlund

Mitigation of Wave Induced Liquefaction within Seabed Supporting the Foundations of Marine Renewable Energy Devices

Development of Shared Anchoring Concepts For MRE Devices

New Approaches for Oceanic Energy Harvesting – Michael Dickey

Analyzing Investments in NC Offshore Renewable Energy Under Uncertainty About Resource Availability and Hurricane Damage – Joe Decarolis

HD of MHK Energy off the Coast – Linda D’Anna

Integration of Marine Renewable Generation into Power Grid & Value Proposition Development for Economics & Resilience – Linquan Bai

Reliability Oriented Control for OCEC-Based Underwater Microgrid Using SCADA System

Bio-based Liquid Crystal Thermoset Composites for Marine Energy Harvesting

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