Mujahid has a background in Mechanical Engineering, which led to an MSc
in thermo-fluids for the petrochemical industry. Following this, he
worked as a research engineer at the Centre for Engineering Research, a
research institute in Saudi Arabia, focusing on industry-academia
projects involving multiphase flows in the oil and gas industry. He was
attracted to IDCORE as part of a personal response to the climate
crisis, seeking to apply his experience to something new and meaningful.
He saw the interaction with industry offered by IDCORE as holding the
potential to realise his dream of becoming a research engineer in the
burgeoning renewable energy sector.
Mujahid is working with project partner EnerOcean, based in Spain. They
are the developers of the world’s first twin turbine floating offshore
wind solution to be successfully tested on the open sea. His project
involves analysing the combined impact of waves and currents on floating
offshore wind turbines and their mooring systems. At present, the
effect of these combined dynamics is understudied, so this is much
needed research as these technologies start to get large market
attention, motivated by their advantageous cost-efficiency as floating
wind power systems.
multi-disciplinary Centre brings together diverse areas of expertise to
train engineers and scientists with the skills, knowledge and
confidence to tackle current and future offshore renewable energy
challenges. The strategic direction of the programme is guided by an
Industrial Steering Board comprising representatives from professional
bodies, employers and regulators. EngD students on the programme (called
Research Engineers) undertake advanced training in technical skills and
competencies as well as transferable skills such as project management,
innovation management, and team working. Alongside this they undertake a
challenging and original research project at PhD level.