2022 North Carolina Renewable Ocean Energy PROGRAM Symposium

Virtually Via Zoom from the COastal Studies Institute

May 17, 2022.

The North Carolina Renewable Ocean Energy Program (NCROEP) will be hosting the annual research symposium virtually through a Zoom webinar on May 17, 2022.  The NCROEP Symposium Webinar on May 17 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 2022-2023 fiscal year.

Monday, May 9-Tuesday, May 16, 2022

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


Monday, May 16

Symposium webinar and research project review sessions (private).


Tuesday, May 17, 2022

NCROEP Symposium webinar,12:30-4:30 pm

12:30 – Welcome, updates on the NCROEP, and expectations for the NCROEP 2022 Research Symposium (Bonner)

12:45 – Keynotes from former NCROEP-supported students now in the ME sector – Landon Mackey and Murphy Gay

1:45 – Showing of NCROEP research project flash talk presentations

2:45 – Keynote – Jennifer Mundt, Assistant Secretary of Clean Energy Economic Development, North Carolina Department of Commerce

3:30 – Poster session (rooms with 3 students per room)

4:00 – Wrap- up – Award presentations; proposal process timeline




All attendees, including oral and poster presenters, must register by Friday, May 13, 2022

If you have questions, please contact NCROEP Director, George Bonner (ggbonner@ncsu.edu) or Associate Director, Lindsay Dubbs (dubbl@ecu.edu).

Poster Sessions

Assessing the Risk of Hurricane Damage to Marine Hydrokinetic Devices – Victor Faria and Neda Jamaleddin
Simulation-Based Case Study in Power-Optimal Geometric Morphing of Long-Tether Energy-Harvesting Kites – Jacob Fine
Coaxial dual-rotor tidal turbine farm layout optimization – Mehedi Hassan
Green Hydrogen and Oxygen for electrification of ferry boats, sustainability of local business, water treatment and oxygenation in North Carolina Coast – Rodney Itiki
Shared Anchoring of Marine Renewable Energy Devices Utilizing MonopilesNeda Jamaleddin
Large Eddy Simulations and Low-order Models of Tethered Coaxial Turbines – Karpinski
Combined Optimization of the Plant, Control and Deployment Site of an Undersea Energy Harvesting Kite SystemKartik Naik
 Enhancing the ME-Grid Tool for Quantifying Grid Values and Services of Marine Renewable Energy Integrated with Energy Storage SystemsNaveen Kumar Kodanda Pani 
Techno-Economic Study of Wind and Marine hydrokinetic turbines for electricity, hydrogen production, and water desalinationBertrand Pages
A 10 kVA Multiport Power Converter for Marine Microgrid and 100 kVA Scale-Up Design with Reliable Fault Ride-Through ControllerMd Rifat Kaisar Rachi
Iterative Learning-Based Flight Pattern Optimization for an Energy-Harvesting Kite – James Reed
Tethered Coaxial Turbines for Hydrokinetic Energy Harvesting – Vinson Oliver Williams
Mechanical Energy Harvester Based on Soft Hydrogels and Liquid Metals – Meixiang Wang

Led by East Carolina University (ECU), The Coastal Studies Institute is a multi-institutional research and educational partnership of the UNC System including North Carolina State University, UNC-Chapel Hill, UNC Wilmington, and Elizabeth City State University.


Based at the Coastal Studies Institute (CSI), the North Carolina Renewable Ocean Energy Program (NCROEP) advances inter-disciplinary marine energy solutions across UNC System partner colleges of engineering at NC State University, UNC Charlotte, and NC A&T University.


ECU's Integrated Coastal Programs (ECU ICP) is a leader in coastal and marine research, education, and engagement.   ECU ICP includes the Coastal Studies Institute, ECU's Department of Coastal Studies, and ECU Diving and Water Safety.


The faculty and staff at the Coastal Studies Institute come from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines, as well as departments and organizations including ECU Department of Biology, ECU Department of Coastal Studies, NC Sea Grant, the North Carolina Renewable Energy Program, and the UNC Institute for the Environment.


Tour the ECU Outer Banks Campus and learn about the research, education, and engagement projects of CSI and ECU Integrated Coastal Programs through our 360 virtual tour.


The ECU Outer Banks campus is home to the Coastal Studies Institute.
Located on Roanoke Island along the banks of the second largest estuary
in the United States, this coastal campus spans 213 acres of marshes, scrub wetlands, forested wetlands, and estuarine ecosystems.