Milad Zabihi
Research Support Officer
UCC Energy Transition Offshore Renewable Energy


Milad is a research support officer and lead test engineer at Lir National Ocean Test Facility, MaREI, University College Cork.


He is currently designing, conducting and analyzing experimental tests on different types of marine renewable energy devices including wind, wave and tidal converters to improve the technology readiness level of these novel ideas.


Milad obtained his PhD in ocean and marine structures in 2019 from the Iranian National Institute for Oceanography and Atmospheric Science. During his PhD, he worked on harnessing the wave energy using Oscillating Water Column device both numerically and experimentally.

His background is in civil engineering, and he has extensive experience in designing different engineering structures including coastal and offshore structures. He worked for 6 years in Iranian marine and civil engineering consultant companies prior to joining MaREI in 2021.

He got his B.Sc and M.Sc in 2010 and 2013, from Noshirvani university of technology, and Iran University of Science and Technology, respectively.