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May 6th 2021

Online lecture: ‘The road to net-zero: the role of offshore renewable energy’ with Dr Amanda Smyth

Members of the St Hugh’s community are warmly invited to join us for ‘The road to net-zero: the role of offshore renewable energy’, an online lecture to be delivered by Dr Amanda Smyth, Mary R Emerson Career Development Fellow in Engineering Science at St Hugh’s College, on 6 May 2021, 5pm-6pm UK time.

Offshore renewable energy is a significant part of the UK government’s plan to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. This talk will give an overview of the state of offshore renewable energy with a focus on wind, tidal and wave power, presenting the potential of these technologies to contribute to a renewable energy mix and the engineering challenges they face in scaling up to the required production levels.

This event will take place via Zoom webinar. To register to attend, please fill in our online booking form below by 12 noon on 6 May. The event is free, but we ask you to consider making a donation to the College’s Covid-19 Support Fund when you book your ticket. For further information about the Fund and the critical role your donations play in supporting the College at this particularly challenging time, please click here.

Please note that you do not need a Paypal account to make a donation online when you book your ticket. If you would prefer to make a donation over the phone, please do book a free ticket below and telephone Hannah Manito on +44 (0)1865 613839 during office hours (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm).

Joining details will be sent out to those who have registered the day before the event (please ensure that you enter your email address carefully on the booking form).

Please note that St Hugh’s College’s virtual events may be recorded.

About Dr Amanda Smyth

Dr Amanda Smyth is the Mary R Emerson Career Development Fellow in Engineering Science at St Hugh’s College. She graduated with an MEng in Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College London in 2016 and completed her PhD in 2019 in the Whittle Laboratory at the University of Cambridge. In October 2020 she began the Career Development Fellowship at St Hugh’s, and was appointed as Departmental Lecturer in the Oxford Department of Engineering Science. Amanda’s research area is in unsteady fluid dynamics, primarily as applied to the hydrodynamics of tidal stream turbines. Her Fellowship position includes a responsibility for promoting women in Engineering through outreach activities. The Mary R Emerson Career Development Fellowship in Engineering Science is generously supported by Dr Rebecca Emerson (Economics, 1993).

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