Gregorio Iglesias

Title: Principal Investigator
Role: Principal/Funded Investigator
Location: University College Cork
Phone: +353 (0)21 490 2523


Prof Gregorio Iglesias is the Professor of Marine Renewable Energy at University College Cork and Professor of Coastal Engineering at the University of Plymouth. He holds a Marie Curie fellowship focused on the effects of wave farms on coastal processes (WaveImpact) and recently acted as an expert witness on behalf of Spain’s State Ports on the new, €500M breakwater at the Port of Gijon (Spain).


He has participated actively in the new IEC Standards for Wave Energy Device Development (scale-model testing) and in the Spanish Standards for Maritime Works (ROM). Prof Iglesias regularly acts as a reviewer for a number of international journals and research councils, is a member of various Editorial Boards and the Subject Editor of Energy (Elsevier) for wave, tidal and hydropower. He has secured over €12M research income as Principal Investigator, published over 100 journal papers, and recently co-edited a book on ocean energy: Wave and Tidal Energy (Wiley). With over 4000 citations, his h-index is 35.

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