Ceri Howells

Project: Analysis of near-surface bidirectional ducted tidal stream turbines 

Supervisors: Professors Shunqi Pan and Tim O’Doherty


Ceri has undertaken both his undergraduate and postgraduate degrees at Cardiff University, graduating with an MSc in Sustainable Energy and Environment and a BEng in Integrated Engineering. His MSc thesis consisted of investigating and modelling the effects of power extraction, thrust and excessive loading on a near surface tidal turbines.

He will continue his studies at Cardiff University as part of the WISE CDT PhD programme where he hopes to continue pursuing his interest in renewable energy technologies, particularly tidal energy.

Research Interests

  • Renewable energy
  • Tidal lagoons
  • Tidal stream turbines
  • Low carbon technologies
  • Environmental impact assessments